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#US - Unique & Shared Experiences

Jan 30, 2023

First Person Arts and the Free Library of Philadelphia have enjoyed crossover programming, partnerships, and a mutual love of stories over the years. Today we are featuring stories from a program we did with the Free Library’s One book One Philadelphia around The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark...


Jan 16, 2023

Michel filmed a couple in love as one of them was terminally ill. And though it was tragic, their love for one another helped change the world. Lisa’s daughter got everything she wanted for Christmas, but she couldn’t share her new toys with the one person she wanted to play with. When the highs of joy and love...


Jan 3, 2023

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Today, we celebrate the life and work of a beloved Philadelphia Artist Jerry Pinkney who’s birthday is this month. Jerry’s life and body of work is a testament to the reliance, persistence, and freedom of the human spirit. We come to you with three stories from individuals who connect with these...


Dec 12, 2022

Lisa almost set her house on fire when the hot oil in a pizza box exploded. Sure, she had started a smaller fire, but she was distracted thinking about another fire that was dwindling – her marriage. Chris was enjoying his first week of college when he got a call from his sister. It was the shortest call they’d ever...


Nov 28, 2022

Can music be a form of storytelling? We at First Person Arts think it can! That’s why we’ve partnered with the Network For New Music to create new original pieces of music that come directly from stories. All of the stories are on the theme of Love and the Philly neighborhood of Germantown. So come join #Us for a...