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First Person Arts pushes the boundaries of memoir and documentary art by helping people shape true personal stories into art for the stage, page, on-air and online.

Upcoming Events

Your Stories, Our Stage

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Advanced ticketing opportunities for The FPA Festival, StorySlams, GrandSlams, and more!

... and with no fees.
Beating the crowd and no ticket fees? That's a no-brainer.

Bring a friend for free.
Nights out are better with friends. Come to a StorySlam as a member and bring a friend for free.

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Enjoy members-only events.
Come to special programs curated by First Person Arts specifically for members.

Citywide perks.
Support other local businesses and theaters, and get a discount for being an FPA member.


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I achieved more than I expected. I so enjoyed meeting the mentors from First Person Arts. I learned so much from them. And I really enjoyed telling my story!

  • Participant, Penn Nursing