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Stories told at our live events & workshops become content for the FPA Podcast on iTunes & Stitcher, Commonspace Radio Hour and Podcast on WHYY, YouTube Channel and other platforms.

 
BEyond Expectations: Letter to My Father....

BEyond Expectations: Letter to My Father. Letter to My Son - Evolutions TrailerA First Person Arts Production In collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services Engaging Males of Color Initiative Directed by David Acosta Produced by James Robinson/PWPVideo BEyond Expectations builds community and promotes mental wellness through the unique and shared experiences of men of color throughout the Philadelphia region. For Father's Day, we celebrate the unbreakable bonds that exist with our BIPOC fathers and sons. Back by popular demand, David Acosta returns to direct BEyond Expectations: Letter to My Father, Letter to My Son - Evolutions with new stories that feature these powerful bonds.

The StoryGym from First Person Arts!

The StoryGym from First Person Arts!First Person Arts has created an all-access workshop for any and all storytellers that will provide one on one story coaching for only a $5 registration fee. The StoryGym with Alyssa Al-Dookhi is a monthly Facebook Live event. Alyssa, a comedian, writer, and game show host will MC. Each StoryGym will feature up to 10 storytellers who will share a story along ANY theme. Registration is capped at 10 storytellers so if you register, you are in! Alyssa and featured story coaches will provide feedback on your story to strengthen and improve your work. Storyteller friends and family can still enjoy your true, personal narrative. And now for FREE. We want you to relax and enjoy us from your couch or your bed, and we will be streaming the StoryGym to Youtube so that you can get AWAY from the desk! StoryGym storytellers enter the pipeline to share a story during the Curated StorySlams.

FPA We Breathe We Live 5 21 21 2

FPA We Breathe We Live 5 21 21 2Don't miss this powerful film airing 5/24/21 at 9pm on WHYY!

Over The Line Gabby Shea

Over The Line Gabby Shea

Over The Line Valeria Elliot

Over The Line Valeria Elliot

Over The Line Richard Munchkin

Over The Line Richard Munchkin

Over The Line Michael Murphy

Over The Line Michael Murphy

Over The Line Chris Lundy

Over The Line Chris Lundy

Over The Line John Deary

Over The Line John Deary

We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love...

We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories Trailer :30 SecFor 20 years, First Person Arts has brought you true personal narratives from the page, the stage, on-air and online. This year, in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities initiative, Engaging Males of Color, we bring true personal narratives to you on film. This film will air on National Public Radio Television one year after the horrific death of George Floyd. We Breathe, We Live, takes us back to the Summer of 2020 in Philadelphia as protests erupted across the city in response to the tragic death of George Floyd. And it helps carve a path towards hope and healing. We Breathe, We Live. An online pre-screening of this movie will be held during the First Person Arts' Anthology - Volume 2: PUSH capstone events on May 13, 2021, at 8 PM. https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Event... . Broadcast Premiere on WHYY TV on May 24, 2021 at 8 PM. https://whyy.org/whyy-tv-schedule/ A First Person Arts Film in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities initiative, Engaging Males of Color directed by Glenn Holsten

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