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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


<h3>StorySlam: Promotions</h3>
This month we are in a new space that promotes a more intimate experience with First Person Arts. It made us wonder what you are promoting in your life? A new attitude? A new look? A new (or old) cause? Are you trying to win a promotion at work or did someone get your promotion? Whether you come with a story or an ear to hear one, join us at the Playground for First Person Arts StorySlam: Promotions.

Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Doors| 7:30 PM Show
Location: The Playground 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Member Tickets Onsale: February 15.
Non-Member Tickets Onsale: March 4



<h3> BEyond Expectations: <br><br>Living with an Intellectual disAbility</h3>
This one-of-a-kind storytelling series is a co-production with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services designed to forward the vision of Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr. by promoting mental wellness for males of color in Philadelphia through storytelling. Celebrities and everyday males of color perform stories shatter misconceptions and celebrate resiliency. Join the DBHIDS Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) initiative and First Person Arts for an intimate and impactful event of true stories from men of color who are living and thriving with an intellectual disability.

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 6:30PM
Location: TBD

This is a FREE Event.
Directed by Eugene Haynes


<h3>StorySlam: Laws of Nature</h3>

This month we want you to explore how the laws of nature present in your lives. Who or what do you gravitate toward? What electrifies your passions? It’s April and Philly is transforming out of the grey of Winter into the sweetness of Summer. Whether you come with a story or an ear to hear one, Spring into StorySlam: Laws of Nature with returning Host Nick Kupsey.
Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Doors| 7:30 PM Show
Location: The Playground 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Member Tickets Onsale: March 27.
Non-Member Tickets Onsale: April 8