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November 13, 2014

Last Chance: First Person Arts Festival, A Celebration Of Spoken Word, Wraps Up Its 13th Annual Festival On Saturday, November 15

The First Person Arts Festival, which puts the spotlight on local storytellers and storytelling, wraps up on Saturday, November 15, but not before treating the city to a final blast of shows, workshops and discussions all about the art of storytelling. Over the next few days, the festival celebrates the spoken word with events like […]

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March 25, 2014

Tangle Movement Arts, An Aerial Performance Group, Presents Its Latest Full-Length Show, Timelines, From April 3 To 5

Let’s fly. Tangle Movement Arts, a nine-woman circus arts dance company, debuts its latest show, Timelines, next week at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. The unique show is set to wow audiences from Thursday, April 3 to Saturday, April 5 with sky-high aerial trapeze and acrobatics paired with theater, spoken word and […]

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November 5, 2013

A Guide To The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 6-16 With Dynamic Storytelling From Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Martha Graham Cracker And More

Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival continues its unique celebration of documenting real life through storytelling. Internationally renowned artists join everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the country to take part in the annual event, sharing their tall tales and personal experiences on stages around town from November 6 to […]

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October 11, 2013

Save The Date: The First Person Arts Festival Returns November 6-16, Featuring More Live Performances In Storytelling, Dance And Theater

November is story time in Philadelphia. Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the world, is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the entire country take part in the annual event, First Person Arts’ flagship festival of […]

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April 11, 2013

PIFA For Fringe Lovers: Fun, Funky And Progressive Performances This Week And Beyond

Have you participated in PIFA yet? As the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts approaches its halfway point, there are still tons of excellent performances and events yet to come at the Kimmel Center and beyond, including the daylong Street Fair on April 27. If shows thus far haven’t inspired theater-going, take a look towards […]

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November 19, 2012

White Pines Productions Presents A Star-Studded Reading Celebrating The Upcoming 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March On Washington, Tonight, November 19

Tonight, Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., White Pines Productions is staging a reading at Christ Church Neighborhood House of a new play called Rustin & The March, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 2013. The play tells the story of Bayard Rustin; he was an MLK mentor, architect of […]

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November 7, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide To The First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 7-17 With 22 Events In 11 Genres At 3 Iconic Venues

The only event of its kind in the world, the 11th Annual First Person Arts Festival hits Philadelphia November 7-17 celebrating the power of storytelling to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. This year’s festival is action-packed, with celebrity appearances (Janeane Garofalo! Chef Marcus Samuelsson!), brand new festival ticket packages and first-time-ever kids […]

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October 25, 2012

Save The Date: The 2012 First Person Arts Festival Lands In Philadelphia November 7-17

November is story time in Philadelphia. Celebrating 11 years of storytelling in Philadelphia, the First Person Arts Festival is back for 2012 from November 7-17. The only festival of its kind in the world, First Person Arts Fest is a celebration of memoir and documentary art, striving to foster appreciation for our unique and shared […]

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May 29, 2012

Theatre Exile’s Annual “Cabaret Of The Exiled” Returns To Christ Church Neighborhood House Thursday, June 7

Theatre Exile’s annual fundraiser event “Cabaret Of The Exiled” is back Thursday, June 7. Celebrate 15 years of boundary-breaking theater with some of your favorite Theatre Exile stars. It’s a chance to support Exile with an evening of drinks, silent auction packages and performances, of both the theatrical and musical variety. The evening will be […]

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March 12, 2012

The First-Ever Philadelphia Flamenco Festival Set For March 19-April 1

If hearing the word “flamenco” only manages to conjure up images of Daffy Duck in a dress, perhaps it’s time to expand your knowledge of this Andulasian art form with the First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, beginning Monday, March 19. Hosted by Pasión y Arte, a local, all-female flamenco dance company, the festival is your chance […]

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