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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 6:00PM

Commonspace Pitch! Audition #2

First Person Arts

DATE Tues., February 28, 2017
TIMES 6PM Registration and Story Booth Recording
              7-9PM Stage Show
LOCATION Asian Arts Initiative & Philadelphia Young Playwrights (1219 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107)

WHYY and First Person Arts are looking for stories to be featured on Commonspace, their new radio show, podcast, and live event series responding to the pressing issues of our time. Come tell your provocative, heartwarming or remarkable story for a chance to be featured!

Don't have a story this time? Join us as an audience member!

How do I get an audition slot?

The deadline for advance story pitches has now passed. We do allow walk-in participants at the Pitch event. Walk-in storytellers are screened, and are not guaranteed an onstage audition.

At the audition, you’ll record your story in the Commonspace recording booth. A very limited number of storytellers will also be invited to perform their stories live on stage for the Commonspace team.

Questions? Email

What makes a great pitch?

Stories should:
· Be 5 minutes or less
· Be inspired by your real life experiences
· Have a strong arc with an attention-grabbing beginning, absorbing middle, and clear ending or resolution
· Relate, if possible, to one of the following themes: Gentrification, Body Image, Safety (including Gun Violence), Education, Veterans, and Natural Disaster. Don’t have a story on those themes? Don’t worry! Pitch us your best story on any theme.
· Click here for more storytelling tips.

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What is Commonspace?
Commonspace shares remarkable true stories that speak to the pressing issues of our time. Whatever tomorrow’s news cycle may bring, we’ll be here with real life stories to put it all into context. This Commonspace is your springboard for processing today's headlines, and feeling a bit more connected to the world.

Commonspace was born when two trusted, Philadelphia-based organizations with expertise in sharing thought-provoking stories came together to create a place as fun, poignant, and maddening as the world that surrounds us. Through trusted journalism, artistic responses, and innovative partnership, WHYY and First Person Arts are building Commonspace to broaden our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world


Commonspace has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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