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<em>Hi, Are You Single?</em> MORE INFO Hi, Are You Single?

Ryan J. Haddad will charm your pants off in this irresistible one-man show about navigating gay bars and Grindr in search of love.

<em>My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me</em> MORE INFO My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

At 38-years-old, a black German woman makes a chilling discovery about a dark family secret: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, a sadistic Nazi concentration camp commandant. Hear Jennifer Teege’s shocking true story as she reads from her internationally best selling memoir: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me.

<em>Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story</em> MORE INFO Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story

In this one-woman show by author and award-winning storyteller Nimisha Ladva, get ready to experience what happens when the rules of "where you're from" and "where you want to be," compete and collapse in humorous, humbling, and dangerous ways.

<em>White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show</em> MORE INFO White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show

Puppeteer and political satirist Paul Zaloom (Beakman’s World) leads a cast of action figures, toy cars, busted dolls, and other weird junk to tell the story of the “archetypical” White Man and his universe.

<em>Will Work For</em> MORE INFO Will Work For

Through storytelling, clowning, and physical theater, journey with Dacyl Acevedo as she holds tight to her dream of employment, and her determination to survive the economic crash.

<em>Women of Leisure and Panic</em> MORE INFO Women of Leisure and Panic

In her frantic and funny pursuit of balance, Charlotte Bydwell navigates the complexities of contemporary womanhood through dance and theater.

A Letter to My Father / A Letter to My Son MORE INFO A Letter to My Father / A Letter to My Son
High profile artists share the stage with community storytellers to shatter misconceptions and give voice to the powerful bond that exists between fathers and sons of color.
All Star Slam MORE INFO All Star Slam
Competing against their fellow hall-of-famers, Grand Slam winners from FPA’s 15-year history must win over celebrity judges with serious style and skill.
Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore MORE INFO Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

In celebration of the release of his second collection of essays, Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Dave delivers a night of stand-up and storytelling on such topics as life, death, physical fitness, Mexican prison, that one time a homeless man drenched him from head to toe in urine, and much, much more.

Grand Slam MORE INFO Grand Slam
This season’s StorySlam winners try to win over celebrity judges with their most outrageous, gutsy, and heartfelt personal tales.
i found god in myself: A Conversation with Ntozake Shange MORE INFO i found god in myself: A Conversation with Ntozake Shange

Award-winning playwright, poet, author, and self-proclaimed black feminist Ntozake Shange presents a performance reading from her collection of original poetry, including the groundbreaking Tony and Obie Award-winning choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Poll Party MORE INFO Poll Party

On this historically nail-biting day, watch the numbers come in live from the First Person Arts Festival! Featuring burlesque troupe Agitated and live music by The Hopefuls.

Sex For Sale: True Stories from the World’s Oldest Profession MORE INFO Sex For Sale: True Stories from the World’s Oldest Profession
Hear the harrowing, heartbreaking, and sometimes humorous true stories about what it’s really like to be a sex worker from the real people who live it.
Sincerely, Philadelphia: A Letter to Our New President MORE INFO Sincerely, Philadelphia: A Letter to Our New President
Join us as artists share personal accounts in response to some of the biggest issues of the past four years such as #BlackLivesMatter, the European refugee crisis, Pope Francis' visit, the state of our schools, and more.