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A Message from Jamie J.

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Become a Member

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Special Events

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Food for Thought

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Storytelling

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First Person Arts RAW

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PNC Arts Alive Story Day

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Workshops

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Join as a member bEFORE November 1st and you will be entered to win a VIP Festival Pass! (Worth $275)

I took over as Executive Director of First Person Arts (FPA) in January 2012, just as the organization entered its second decade. My primary focus has been for FPA to remain relevant to the uniquely diverse Philadelphia community we serve. FPA will continue to be relevant by being a listening organization, providing a platform where artists and nonartists alike can tell the compelling stories that must be told NOW. To that end, when programming the Festival, we asked the arts community what was important to them through the First Person Arts RAW application process. Dozens of artists answered our call. We listened and responded with a Festival featuring the themes that they revealed in their work – themes of legacy, heritage, and family. The following brochure showcases this unique Festival and the ways that you can become involved. Buy a ticket. Become a member. Share your story. We’re listening. - Jamie J. Brunson, Executive Director of First Person Arts

All First Person Arts members contributing $75 or more enjoy: •  No ticket fees •  2  0% off tickets to First Person Arts events and classes* •  A  ccess to the Members-only Grand Slam Party and other exclusive events •  Advance ticket opportunities for popular events •  Monthly E-newsletter •  Recognition as a First Person Arts supporter • Various membership levels confer additional benefits to those listed above.

Become a member at www.firstpersonarts.org/support or by calling 267-402-2019. *Excludes First Taste Fundraiser and StorySlams not ticketed by First Person Arts

Jamie J. Brunson. Photo Credit: Becca Jennings.

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Special Events

Toshi Reagon. Photo Credit: Bernie DeChant.

ka Vonie. Photo Credit: Eri Sonia Sanchez.

Bermice Johnson Reagon. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.

Conversation and Song with Sonia Sanchez, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Toshi Reagon DATE Wednesday, November 14 TIME 7PM - 8:30pm LOCATION Christ Church Sanctuary COST $35, $28 for FPA members

come. I say come, and return to the fight. this fight for the earth this fight for our children this fight for our life

Long-time activists and friends – poet Sonia Sanchez, musician Bernice Johnson Reagon, and folk/blues artist Toshi Reagon – perform on stage together for the first time. They will lead a stirring night of conversation, music, and poetry. All three women have committed their lives to creating social change through art. What does it mean to be a female artist involved in social action? What lessons have our mothers passed down and what can our children teach? These questions and more will be pondered and pursued through the unique voices of Sonia, Bernice, and Toshi. For tickets, bios, videos, and more, visit sonia.firstpersonarts.org.

we need your hurricane voices we need your sacred hands - an excerpt from “For Sweet Honey and the Rock” by Sonia Sanchez, used with artist’s permission

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Special Events

Philly Reacts: 2012 in Review DATE Sunday, November 11 TIME 7PM - 8pm LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

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As 2012 comes to a close, Philly artists come together to reflect upon and respond to the major events of the year. The presidential election, the death of Trayvon Martin, conflict in Syria, the fight for birth control, the debate over same-sex marriage, the Olympics, the (mis)predicted end of the world, and things that haven’t even happened yet are on the table for our artist reactions. Using poetry, storytelling, live music, dance, and more, we’ll see powerful, original works created exclusively for Philly Reacts. Artists include poet Jamie J. Brunson, spoken word poet Michelle Myers and author August Tarrier, with more to be announced. We want your reaction, too! Audience members will be invited to share their own responses.

For an up-to-date lineup, artist bios, and to buy tickets, visit phillyreacts.firstpersonarts.org. Image of original artwork by Todd Marrone.

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An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson Dinner, Author Reading, and Book Signing

DATE Wednesday, November 7

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Visit marcus.firstpersonarts.org for details on the time, location, and cost of this event.

Flavors and cultures collide when internationally acclaimed chef and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Marcus Samuelsson, shares his bestselling memoir, Yes, Chef. Adopted by a Swedish family after his mother succumbed to tuberculosis in his birth country of Ethiopia, Samuelsson’s journey to the top kitchens of New York City is a unique one. Samuelsson’s diverse cultural background feeds his passion for blending culinary traditions at his award-winning restaurants. Savor that influence with an author reading and special Ethiopian meal. A book signing concludes the evening. Marcus Samuelsson. Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston.

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Food For thought

TELL YOUR STORY

at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Learn to shoot and edit video, record great audio, produce your own documentary or create a multimedia slideshow.

REGISTER FOR COURSES

whyy.org/hamiltoncommons or 215-351-3318

Rick Nichols Candyland DATE Saturday, November 10 TIME 4PM - 5:30PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $25, $20 for FPA members

Food icon Rick Nichols celebrates Philadelphia’s candied history, focusing on its chocolatiers. For close to a century, Goobers, Raisinets, and Sno-Caps flowed from factories in Frankford. Wilbur made its Buds here long before the Kiss. And today new life is buzzing in the old Goldenberg Peanut Chew factory on Wyoming Street, in an Old City candy shop called Shane, and in a bean-to-bar artisan’s kitchen in a shuttered textile mill. Come along and explore Nichols’ Candyland, its light (and dark) side, the story told with Nichols' own trademark wit and insider’s eye. Special guests include Tegan Hagy (LoveBar), Michael Holahan (PA General Store), and Ryan Berley (Shane Confectionery). And, of course, you’ll leave with a bag of sweets — old favorites, local heroes, and new confections from LoveBar, John & Kira’s, Lore’s, Shane’s, Eclat, and more. Visit ricknichols.firstpersonarts.org for Rick’s bio, more info about the special guests, and to buy tickets.

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Storytelling

DATE Friday, November 16 TIME 8PM - 9:30PM LOCATION Underground Arts at the Wolf Building COST $25, $20 for FPA members

RISK! comes to the First Person Arts Festival with headliners Janeane Garofalo (Ratatouille, 24, The West Wing, Reality Bites) and Kevin Allison (creator of RISK!, The State). Joined by dynamic storytellers from the Philadelphia performing arts scene, they tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, all related to the theme of “Thanks.” With stories ranging from the hilarious to horrific, RISK! is an anything-goes, laugh-out-loud smorgasboard of daring and ridiculous revelations. Visit risk.firstpersonarts.org for an updated list of performers, tickets, and more.

DATE Thursday, November 8 TIME 8PM - 10PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $20, $16 for FPA members

Top: Kevin Allison. Photo Credit: Gene Silvers. Bottom: Janeane Garofalo. Courtesy of the artist.

“Showcases the most hilarious, saddest, most heartfelt, weirdest, goose-bumpiest stories local folks have to offer.” – Philadelphia City Paper on the 2010 Grand Slam.

Winners from First Person Arts’ monthly StorySlams will compete for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.” Everyday people, some with performing experience, some who had never been on stage before their first StorySlam, try to win over the judges with their top stories, all taken from their own personal experiences. Hosted by R. Eric Thomas. Visit grandslam.firstpersonarts.org for tickets. Made possible by L’Etage/Beau Monde. Anissa Weinraub. Photo Credit: Maria Möller

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Storytelling

DATES Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 TIME 9PM - 10PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

Incredible Bulk

Weavers Way Co-op’s newly renovated Mt. Airy store has a fresh new look, the largest bulk department in the city, and a brand-new Wellness and Pet Care store, just “Across the Way.” Plus, even more of the great local and natural food you expect from Weavers Way. Community-owned food markets open to the public.

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8424 Germantown Ave. 14

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“The tales are a little sweet, a little sad, and okay, a lot of them depict failing with girls. But underneath brims an unfaltering self-confidence; he believes in the power of being a good egg.” - Jane Borden, Time Out New York

Get to know the family of Adam Wade, storytelling’s sweetest geek. Seat yourself around the Wade family dinner table for an awkward conversation about Adam’s Playboy Magazine subscription. Sidle up to Adam in his mom’s bright purple car on Lovers’ Lane… with his grandmother and great-aunt in tow. Spanning a nerdy childhood, awkward adolescence, and collegiate mishaps, Adam’s new solo storytelling show reminds us of the joys and the headaches that only family can provide. Visit adamwade.firstpersonarts.org for Adam’s bio, storytelling videos, tickets, and more. See page 28 for details about a storytelling workshop with Adam. Adam Wade. Photo Credit: Spencer Ritenour.

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Storytelling

Find Your Path to Possibilities. Apply online today at www.ccp.edu.

with smith magazine DATE Sunday, November 11 TIME 5PM - 6:30PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

“Didn’t get Seinfeld ’til met in-laws.” “I kvetch. And therefore, I am.” “Catholic in Jewish neighborhood: double guilt.” “Moved to Israel. Rest is history.”

Inspired by the book Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life, Larry Smith (founder of SMITH Magazine) hosts an evening of stories with chutzpah. From family to food to the lessons you can only learn in Hebrew School, our

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storytellers put the spotlight on Jewish religion and culture. Each shares a six-word memoir, followed by the backstory of the piece. Featured storyteller: writer Liz Spikol. Audience members are invited to share their stories during the show; come with your own six-word memoir!

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For additional info, tickets, Larry’s bio, and more, visit jewishlife.firstpersonarts.org.

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©2012 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DATE Friday, November 16 TIME 10PM - 11:30PM LOCATION Underground Arts at the Wolf Building COST $15, $12 for FPA members

PNC ARTS ALIVE KEEPING THE ARTS THRIVING

Hear the stories behind the stand-up when comedians Dave Hill, Alejandro Morales, Hillary Rea, and Greg Stone join Corey Cohen for a night of comedy and storytelling. Taking a cue from late night talk shows, Corey grills these funny guys after each stand-up set about the real life

We know what art can do, how it changes perspectives, even changes lives. That’s why the PNC Foundation has doubled its commitment to the arts with PNC Arts Alive, a five-year, $5-million initiative to support the visual and performing arts in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey region. From classical music and film to dance and theater, we’re committed to keeping the arts alive.

situations that inspired the jokes. Comedians open up in

To learn more, go to pncartsalive.com.

buy tickets.

this unscripted and unpredictable event. Visit corey.firstpersonarts.org for more info about the performers, videos, and to

Top Photo: Corey Cohen. Photo courtesy of the artist. Bottom Photo: Dave Hill. Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan.

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First Person Arts Raw

or Vicious and Multiple and Untrue After All

development through First Person Arts RAW.

DATES Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 TIME 7PM - 8PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

RAW artists are emerging artists pushing the

“I have cultivated this mystery of my life, behind

First Person Arts is at the cutting edge of new work

boundaries of traditional memoir and documentary storytelling by collaborating across disciplines or delving deeper into their own form.

sunglasses and headphones, polite yet brief exchanges, and it is unraveling inch by tiny inch.” – Amelia Longo

RAW offers a development process and a nurturing creative environment with technical support,

Inspired by her own life, writer Amelia Longo

rehearsal space, and workshop performances

embraces and races away from love in this witty

leading up to each Festival premiere.

and insightful memoir performance piece about her struggles with trust, truth, and expectations

RAW is made possible thanks to individual and

in love. Ensemble members, including Barrymore-

foundation gifts made to the Vicki Solot Fund for

nominated performer Liz Filios (The Bearded

Creative Innovation and the Steven Julius

Ladies, Arden Theater Company), each tell different

Emerging Artists Fund.

versions of the same story through the unique lens of Amelia’s conflicted feelings. In a world of multiple truths, there is no one true story. Directed by Meghann Williams. Visit truestory.firstpersonarts.org for artist bios and to buy tickets. Original Photo by Tim Evans. Post-Production by Becca Jennings.

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First Person Arts Raw

Generations Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and razeL Kapustin

throuGh January 6, 2013 9201 Germantown ave | 215-247-0476 woodmereartmuseum.org

I T TA K ES COUR AGE TO GET UP T HER E A ND T EL L YOUR STORY. C H E E R S TO A L L T H E STORY T E L L E R S OU T T H E R E.

Yards Brewing Company is proud to support the First Person Arts Festival. Visit yardsbrewing.com/about for our story. Tasting Room Open

Monday–Saturday 12pm-7pm Sunday 12pm-4pm

901 N Delaware Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19123 215-634-2600

DATES Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 TIME 7PM - 8PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

The profound imagery of the noose becomes a portal towards understanding the African/Afro/Black experience, both its past and future. Inspired by their personal stories, memories, and dreams, six dancers explore their exposure to this country’s traumatic history of lynching and ask the question: what would it take for me to fall in love with the USA? This memoir of healing is told through intense movement, daring text, and jolting humor. Expect a dialogue-provoking night investigating heritage and home through dance. A FlyGround production. Performed by Saroya Corbett, Lela Aisha Jones, Peaches Jones, Oiya Lowe, Maritza Ogarro, and Deneane Richburg. All ages are welcome for this event, but parental guidance is strongly suggested for children under the age of 18 due to mature content. For tickets, artist bios, and more, visit portals.firstpersonarts.org. Made possible through the Alan Lerner Social Justice Fund. FlyGround Dancers. Photo courtesy of Lela Aisha Jones.

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First Person Arts Raw

Philadelphia’s original public market is proud to support FIRST PERSON ARTS Reading TeRminal maRkeT MON–SAT 8–6 & SUN 9–5 • $4 PARKING 12Th & ARch STReeTS 215-922-2317

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DATES Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 TIME 7:30PM - 8:30PM LOCATION Ortlieb’s Lounge COST $15, $12 for FPA members

A man, a taxi cab, and a dream. Comedian Sam Dingman weaves personal tales with revealing audio recordings from his days driving a New York City taxi. While dreaming of finding fame and fortune as an actor, Sam actually spent his days with toothless convicts, frozen embryos, and murderous city buses. Along the way, he started recording his (mis)adventures. On stage, with a computer and a beer at his side, Sam plays these random solo ruminations and conversations with anonymous passengers. They accompany, interrupt, and counter his stories, creating an intimate and imperfect portrait of a person trying to find his way. Sam discovers that no matter how many insane people or wild things he encounters on the pothole-ridden streets of New York, he may be the craziest one of all. Find tickets and Sam’s bio at taxitapes.firstpersonarts.org.

Sam Dingman. Photo Credit: Candice Comisi.

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PNC Arts Alive Story Day

Throughout the Day… •  Buy or barter for a true story at the First Person Arts Story Market •  Put together the pieces of your past at Heritage Workshops •  Transform your kids into storytellers with workshops from StoryUP! •  Curl up with a good story as popular First Person Arts

DATE Saturday, November 17 TIME 11am - 5pm LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $10, $8 for FPA members (free for children under the age of 12) Food and beverage is not included. The Story Market is free to enter with stories priced individually.

storytellers read from their favorite children’s storybooks at the Children’s Reading Nook •  Dig into delicious food from local food carts

At 2pm, watch the world premiere of We Rise. An intergenerational cast of everyday Philadelphians tell their personal stories of overcoming obstacles and finding their way in the city of Philadelphia. The stories are the product of writing workshops held in partnership with the

PNC Arts Alive is proud to support the first-ever

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

PNC Arts Alive Story Day, a fun, festive day of stories, food, and performances for the whole family. Explore how “All

At 4pm, dance at a Juerga, a participatory Flamenco jam

Roads Lead to Philadelphia” with a full day of programs

session, led by Pasión y Arte, Philly’s all-female Flamenco

revealing some of the personal stories and diverse

dance company. All levels of participation are welcome,

histories, including your own, that make up our city.

from diving in with the dancers to clapping the rhythm on the sidelines.

PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million investment from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement.

11am Kickoff 11am - 5pm Story Market 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm Readings at the Children’s Reading Nook 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm StoryUP! workshops 12:30pm, 3:30pm Heritage Workshops 2pm We Rise 4pm Juerga Schedule is subject to change. Visit storyday.firstpersonarts.org for an up-to-date schedule, artist bios, and to purchase tickets.

Pasión y Arte. Photo by Cylla von Tiedeman.

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Workshops

Owning Your Story Space is limited. Advance enrollment highly encouraged for all workshops.

Humanizing History DATES Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 TIME both days 12PM - 3PM LOCATION Meet at Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $15, $12 for FPA members

Back by popular demand, the Humanizing History tour combines the personal with the historical. Discover the “human history” of Philadelphia when Christ Church’s experts lead you through their rarely seen underground archives. Tour 300 linear feet of historical records dating back to 1695 and take an exclusive visit high up into the steeple. Catch an extraordinary glimpse into the legacy of our city and get to know the people keeping it alive.

A Penn LPS/MLA Workshop DATE Saturday, November 10 TIME 2PM - 4PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $65, $52 for FPA members

University of Pennsylvania Creative Writing Professor Kathryn “Kitsi” Watterson empowers you to claim and communicate your own stories in this writing workshop. Discover how your unique perspective influences the way you envision and choose to share your ideas and experiences. With a special focus on “writing in the moment,” she will coach you on letting your imagination flow into creating visual details and scenes that come to life on the page and make them accessible to your readers.

A release form is required for steeple entry and will be completed at the start of the tour.

Mind, Body, and Soul: Memoir Writing Workshop for Women with Sonia Sanchez

Introduction to Storytelling with Adam Wade DATE Saturday, November 10 TIME 11AM - 2PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House COST $65, $52 for FPA members

In this workshop, learn the basic elements of Slam storytelling from New York’s Adam Wade, a record 18-time Moth StorySlam winner and two-time Moth Grand Slam champion. Using a master class format, where each student has the opportunity to share a story and receive feedback from Adam, you will discover how to take a crowd by surprise and make them care, how to be sincere and vulnerable on stage, and how to communicate the real meaning behind your experience.

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DATE Sunday, November 11 TIME 2PM - 5PM LOCATION Private residence. Address will be made available upon enrollment. COST $100, $80 for FPA members Application required. Eight participants will be selected by a committee. Deadline to apply is October 24. Selected participants will be notified on October 31. To apply, visit soniaworkshop. firstpersonarts.org. Payment will be required upon acceptance into the workshop. Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, Sonia Sanchez, leads a holistic exploration of health, happiness, and the written word. The food we eat, the art we practice, and the relationships we create all feed into our overall sense of well being. Using the memoir form, you will use this approach to improve your writing and tap into your creative spirit. All levels of skills and experience welcome to apply.

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Online: festival.firstpersonarts.org. Click the “Buy Your Tickets” button for information on all shows or find unique web addresses on each show's page in the brochure.

Festival Hub: Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Near 2nd and Market Streets) Note: Christ Church Neighborhood House is the building behind Christ Church. Enter through the large glass doors.

Other Festival Venues • Ortlieb’s Lounge, 847 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 • U nderground Arts at The Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19108 For directions to Festival venues and parking information, visit festival.firstpersonarts.org or scan this QR code:

By Phone: 267-402-2055 In Person: At Christ Church Neighborhood House from November 8-17, starting two hours before all performances. All sales are final. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. Late seating is not guaranteed. There is an added $2 charge per ticket/enrollment for all events and workshops paid for with credit card.

Save up to 20% when purchasing a Festival Ticket Package Click the "Ticket Packages" button on the Festival webpage to purchase packages detailed below.

Story Lovers Package: Go to The Adam Wade Family Hour, Six Words on the Jewish Life, and Comedy Confessions with Corey Cohen for $40 (Save $11) Foodie Package: Attend both Food for Thought events for $105 (Save $14) RAW Package: See all three FPA RAW performances for $40 (Save $11) RISK! Package: See both RISK! and Comedy Confessions with Corey Cohen for $35 (Save $9) Festival VIP Pass: See all performances for $275 (Save $69)

FPA members still get the best prices and never pay ticket fees. Become a member at firstpersonarts.org/support.

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Presenting Sponsor University of Pennsylvania Master of Liberal Arts Program Festival Sponsors Al Dia, The Alan Lerner Social Justice Fund, Christ Church Neighborhood House, Harmelin Media, L'Etage/Beau Monde, Lomax Family Foundation, The North Highland Company, The Omni Hotel at Independence Park, PECO, Philadelphia City

Board of Directors

Staff

Kristina M. Parker Board Chair

Jamie J. Brunson Executive Director

Priscilla Rosenwald Past Board Chair

Dan Gasiewski Managing Director

Karen Shakoske Vice Chair

Nancy Martino Director of Development

Susan G. Lowe Treasurer

Liz Green Programming Coordinator

Tom Garrity Secretary

Karina Kacala Marketing Manager

Vicki Solot Founder

Becca Jennings Marketing Assistant

Mia Aronson

Committee Members

Paper, PNC Arts Alive, Red Tettemer + Partners, Yards Brewing Company, Yelp. Foundation and Government Supporters Asplundh Foundation, Barra Foundation, Drumcliff Foundation, Honickman Foundation, Leo Model Foundation, Lindback

Peter Bloomfield Jamie J. Brunson Linda Dubin Garfield

Program & Marketing Committee Elijah Dornstreich, Sara McCormick, and Jay Wahl

Foundation, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Pennsylvania

Yvette Hyater-Adams

Humanities Council, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through

Don Kligerman

Friends Committee

the Philadelphia Theater Initiative and the Philadelphia

Michael Kutner

Megan Grimm Atwood, Amanda

Cultural Management Initiative, Philadelphia Cultural Fund,

Eileen Anita Mijlin

Chudnow, Alyssa Goodin, Kelly

Philadelphia Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Steven Julius

Stephen C. Red

Murphy, Cara Schmidt, Lansie

Emerging Artists Fund (headed by Kay Unger Pitman, Max

Kenneth Roberts

Sylvia, Anneliese Van Arsdale

Pitman and Sam Pitman), The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter,

LeeAnn Shiveley

III Family Foundation, William Penn Foundation. Thank You Achieving Independence, African American Museum in Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, Olivia Antsis, Mia Aronson, Art Sanctuary, Elizabeth Asplundh, Roberta Berg, Jim Caiola, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Drs. William H. and Camille O. Cosby, Corey Fields, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Victoria Fulton, Chris Gage, Tom and Janet Garrity, Jane Golden, Jeff Gordon, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Joanne Harmelin, Phillip Horn, Stephanie Horvath, Albert Lassar (deceased), Melanie Lassiter, Dr. Molly Layton, Y. Kevin Lee, Kate Linton, the Lomax Family, Greg Martin, J. William Mills, III, Alan Model, Alex Muller, Becca Newman, Chris Pastore, Jane Pepper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ariel Plotnik, Andrew and Leslie Price, Leslie Rayser, Stephen C. Red, David Salama, Sonia Sanchez, Sarah Sanford, Jared Scott, Vicki and Evan Solot, R. Eric Thomas, Tree House Books, Darren Wagner, Tom Warner, WURD Radio, Wyck House, First Person Arts members, First Person Arts storytellers, and our dedicated team of volunteers.

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An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson | p9

Grand Slam | p12 8PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

The TruE Story | p21 7PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House The Adam Wade Family Hour | p15 9PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Conversation and Song | p4 7PM at Christ Church Sanctuary

The Taxi Tapes | p25 7:30PM at Ortlieb’s Lounge

Intro to Storytelling | p28 11AM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Humanizing History | p28 12PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Native Portals of Lynching and Love | p23 7PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Humanizing History | p28 12PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Mind, Body, and Soul | p29 2PM at private residence

The Taxi Tapes | p25 7:30PM at Ortlieb’s Lounge

Owning Your Story | p29 2PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Six Words on Jewish Life | p17 5PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Rick Nichols’ Candyland | p11 4PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Philly Reacts | p7 7PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Native Portals of Lynching and Love | p23 7PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

PNC Arts Alive Story Day | p26-27 11AM-5PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

RISK! | p13 8PM at Underground Arts at the Wolf Building Comedy Confessions with Corey Cohen | p19 10PM at Underground Arts at the Wolf Building

The True Story | p21 7PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House The Adam Wade Family Hour | p15 9PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House

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