#US
Unique and Shared Experiences

First Person Arts returns with a bimonthly new storytelling podcast, #US - Unique and Shared Exeperiences. Every second and fourth Tuesday, we will release an episode of new and archived stories from our 20 years of creating embracing environments for storytelling.

US - Unique and Shared Experiences is an entertaining podcast that's a great companion to everything from your morning commute to mowing the lawn. In November, February, May and August, we will dive deeper into how Five People are affected by One Moment in America and the world.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world.

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First Person Arts returns with #US a new storytelling podcast that broadcasts Unique and Shared experiences that connect us with each other and the world.  An entertaining podcast that is a great companion to everything from your morning commute to mowing the lawn.

#US will release a new episode every two weeks and in November, February, May and August, we will dive deeper into how Five People are affected by One Moment in America.   This November we will dive into how COVID-19 affected the lives of five Philadelphians in “Unmasked”.

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED - EMILY

Emily Epstein WhiteFriday - Emily Epstein White is a news copy editor, parent of young children, and stand-up comedian who discovers what “being ok” looks like during COVID-19. She’s had to rethink how to do comedy gigs and what it means to be a performer in our current pandemic era. Emily shares with us how she is adapting and trying to regain some aspects of her former life that she misses.

Everyday, for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED - EUGENE

Eugene HaynesThursday - Eugene Haynes is a college professor and filmmaker. He shares how the pandemic has forced him to pivot as an educator. Eugene contemplates how COVID-19 has caused him to reflect on who he is and talks about how he sees this moment as a stepping stone to social change.

Everyday, for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED - TANESHA

Tanesha FordWednesday - Tanesha Ford is an arts administrator, writer, and improvisational actress who is “yes, and”ing her way through COVID. Listen as Tanesha discovers how to manage the many responsibilities of caregiving for a loved one during a pandemic. Learn how she is able to still laugh despite life’s many bumps along the COVID road.

Everyday, for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED - CHE

Che Guerrero,Tuesday - Che Guerrero is a humorist and parent of two special needs children. Once the pandemic hit, he decided to return to his former career as a nurse’s aide, and has since taken on the risk of working in long-term care facilities that have been hit hard by COVID. Che shares with us how the pandemic caused him unexpectedly to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Everyday, for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED - MARCUS

Marcus HendersonMonday - Marcus Henderson is a psychiatric mental health nurse for kids and teens. He contracted COVID-19 early in the pandemic and unpacks for us the emotional toll that the virus took on him. As a mental health practitioner, he also discusses the pandemic’s social and emotional impact on America at large and believes more empathy is needed at this time.

Everyday, for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

FIVE PEOPLE. ONE MOMENT: UNMASKED TRAILER

The first edition of Five People. One Moment releases on November 16.  Every November, February May, and August, we will dive deeper into how Five People are affected by One Moment in America.   

Everyday for five consecutive days, a new perspective will be shared on how Che Guerrero,  Emily Epstein White. Tanesha M. Ford, Marcus Henderson and Eugene Haynes are navigating their way through COVID-19.  

Episode 3: Who is Us?

Identity is a tricky thing. It can’t be summed up in a few words and is often more than the sum of its parts. Especially a big word like US.  So we decided to let some of our favorite storytellers speak for us! Listen to the story of First Person Arts through #US - Who is Us?

Episode 2: Hey! Boo!

A ghostly roommate, a basement straight out of Poltergeist, and two tweens slay a monster in Ep2 of #US - Unique and Shared Experiences.  Things go bump in the night that will have you scurrying!  Join #US, we will keep you company this Halloween.

Episode 1: Why #US?

Why #US? Because Unique and Shared Experiences bring us closer.  The introvert on Bourbon Street, the nauseous teen on a carnival date, the young girl finding strength in unexpected places, we are right there with you.

Join #US, we will keep you company!

Find #US wherever you listen to your podcasts!