First Person Arts Festival at FringeArts
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First Person Arts Festival at FringeArts

In partnership with First Person Arts

Venue

FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

The 2018 First Person Arts Festival is focused on overcoming. Dive into real, personal experiences that include: the challenges of life after incarceration, coming out (again and again and again), gathering the pieces and rebuilding your life after divorce, and many more stories of strength, determination, and the power of the human will. Returning for 2018: First Person Arts workshops that will help guide you in unleashing and harnessing the power of YOUR voice.

See the full lineup of performances and workshops on the First Person Arts website.


Performances at FringeArts

felonious munk feature photoFelonious Munk

Wed, Nov 7 – Fri, Nov 9 at 7pm
$24 Early Bird (Before Nov 2) / $30 general
$21 FringeArts / First Person Arts member
$2 FringeAccess member
$32 at the door

This is a hilarious yet harrowing first-person story of how one black man went from six years in a state prison to a six-figure job in corporate America.

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Pa’lante
Gabriela Sanchez

Sun, Nov 11 – Mon, Nov 12 at 7pm
$16 Early Bird (Before Nov 2) / $20 general
$14 FringeArts / First Person Arts member
$2 FringeAccess member
$22 at the door

Influenced by the five senses, cultural roots, and resilience, this devised work asks a diverse representation of the Latinx community to share their stories of living the Latinx experience in these United States of America.

Applied StoryTelling SlamApplied Storytelling Slam

Tue, Nov 13 at 7pm
$16 Early Bird (Before Nov 2) / $20 general
$14 FringeArts / First Person Arts member
$2 FringeAccess member
$22 at the door

Over the past year, First Person Arts has worked with eleven organizations and produced twenty storytelling opportunities for their staff and/or constituents through their Applied Storytelling program, and on this night, we’ll hear these compelling stories.

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Kemar Jewel

Wed, Nov 14 – Fri, Nov 16 at 7pm
$24 Early Bird (Before Nov 2) / $30 general
$21 FringeArts / First Person Arts member
$2 FringeAccess member
$32 at the door

From the legendary balls in NYC in the 80’s emerged the dance style that slays. Join Kemar Jewel and the Xcel Dance Crew for this storytelling dance work!

GrandSlam: Triumph

Sat, Nov 17 at 7pm
$20 Early Bird (Before Nov 2) / $25 general
$17.50 FringeArts / First Person Arts member
$2 FringeAccess member
$27 at the door

Join First Person Arts host Chris Lundy as this season’s StorySlam winners go head-to-head for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.”