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  • First Person Arts Festival 2018!
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    The First Person Arts Festival returns for another year of compelling and personal theater this month! Focusing on personal experiences, social activism and extreme adventure, First Person Arts brings the Festival back for its 17th year from November 4-November 17.

     

    With a mission of amplifying real, human experiences through the medium of documentary and memoir, First Person Arts is no stranger to unique theater. The Festival is no different: this year will feature influential Philadelphia artists like Kemar Jewel, Felonious Monk and Gabriella Sanchez as headliners. The festival also include nine exciting feature shows. Be prepared for stand-out performances like the live reading of Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon and Legendary, Kemar Jewel's visual history of ballroom culture, as well as workshops, lecture series and story slams.

     

    It's going to be hard to leave a festival like this without feeling inspired. Share your experiences with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

    Even more great First Person Arts Festival events: 

    QUICK VIEW
    LGBTQ+
    2018 First Person Arts Festival: Legendary (Encore Presentation)
    FringeArts
    November 14th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    2018 First Person Arts Festival: GrandSlam
    FringeArts
    November 17th, 2018

    For more information and a full schedule of events, check out the First Person Arts official website.  

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