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First Person Arts is at the cutting edge of new work development through First Person Arts RAW.

RAW features dynamic emerging artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional memoir and documentary storytelling by delving deeper into their own form or working across disciplines. The 15th Anniversary First Person Arts Festival RAW lineup includes:

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Some performers are so incredible that you just can’t get enough the first time around! Follow the Encore Series bubbles throughout our 2016 Festival event listings for performances featuring popular returning artists and programs from our 15-year history:

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Upcoming Events
  • Commonspace LIVE: Targeted
  • Date: May 26, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM
  • Venue: FringeArts Theater
  • Location: 140 N. Columbus Blvd. at Race St., Philadelphia
  • Pitch! Commonspace Audition
  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Time: 1-4PM
  • Venue: William way LGBTQ Community Center
  • Location: 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia