First Person Arts

First Person Arts

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal. Their storytelling, social impact, and festival programs reinforce our mission: everyone has a story to tell, and sharing these stories connects us with each other and the world. Their popular monthly program, StorySlams, often take place at FringeArts.

A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life and connect with a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Gutsy audience members sign up at the door to tell true stories on the theme of the night. Of those who sign up, ten storytellers are randomly selected to take to the stage with their most outrageous, heartfelt, and hilarious tales. Judges, also selected from the audience, determine the StorySlam winner, who is awarded a $100 prize, and a chance to compete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience!


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First Person Arts StorySlam: Overdoing It

First Person Arts Dec 18, 2018

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First Person Arts StorySlam: #MotivationMonday

First Person Arts Jan 14, 2019

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First Person Arts StorySlam: Ex-Files

First Person Arts StorySlam: Ex-Files

First Person Arts Feb 14, 2019

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First Person Arts StorySlam: Ex-Files

First Person Arts StorySlam: Ex-Files

First Person Arts Feb 14, 2019

Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience!

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