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First Person Arts Makes It Personal (Again)

Founded in 2000, First Person Arts festival is all about the storytelling. Sometimes the shows are funny, or eye-opening, or gasp-inducing, but they always call for interesting […]

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What to See at the 15th First Person Arts Festival

You’re out of luck if you don’t already have tickets to Friday’s sold-out “i found god in myself,” a conversation with award-winning playwright and poet […]

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First Person Arts Donates Tickets to LGBTQ Youth

This year’s First Person Arts Festival is filled with plenty of LGBTQ programming, and in order to attract new audiences and new voices to the […]

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9 Questions With the Phenomenal Ursula Rucker

You know what the world needs now? An army of Ursula Ruckers. She’s the Germantown-based, soft-spoken, truth-telling spoken word poet and recording artist whose words […]

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First Person Arts Has Found a Very Bad Boy In David Crabb

David Crabb grew up as a punk gay twink in the middle of Texas and got high on more VHS cleaner than is humanly possible (“God […]

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Philly’s First Person Arts Festival Highlights LGBT Stories

Philadelphia’s First Person Arts has always been extremely LGBT friendly, and this year, their huge annual festival is proving that the storytelling organization has a […]

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First Person Arts Festival Announces Full Lineup

“We are liking, favoriting, following, commenting, and connecting across platforms and devices like never before,” said First Person Arts’ Executive Director Jamie Brunson. “These trends […]

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10 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Guilty Pleasures at the Franklin Institute, Anjelica Huston at the Free Library, Asian American Film Festival and More

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What’s Worth Seeing in November: Usher, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, the PMA Craft Show and More

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence November 5-23 Off-Broad Street Theater Time and time again, we’ve heard that there’s a dearth of roles for […]

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Who to See at First Person Arts Festival 2014: Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, Ira Glass and More

The First Person Arts Festival marks its 13th year next week, and it features a star-studded lineup. The festival runs Tuesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 15th […]

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First Person Arts Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

It’s the city’s only arts festival based solely around real-life stories and events, and this year, it plans to be better than ever: First Person […]

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to First Person Arts Festival [UPDATED]

The 12th annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off tonight with a 10-day lineup of poetry, story slams (including out RISK! host Kevin Allison), food […]

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Marcus Samuelsson, Eric Asimov and Rick Nichols At First Person Arts

This year, the First Person Arts Festival has a bit of a gastronomical slant, bringing in three serious food people to talk about (among other […]