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Get to know… storyteller Olga

Her stories are memorable, titillating, and sometimes even shocking! Meet Olga, crowned the “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia” at our Summer 2010 Grand Slam! We interviewed this First Person favorite about some of her First Person Arts highlights. Check out her answers and watch some of the stories that sent her to the top in the videos below!

How did you find out about First Person Arts?
While having brunch with friends the people at the table next to us were eavesdropping on my story and asked if I ever heard of FPA and I said, “No”. They insisted I go and participate!

What was the first Slam you ever went to? Did you tell a story?
January 2010, “home for the holidays”. Yes.

What is one of your favorite stories that you’ve heard someone else tell at a Slam?
The 2009 Grand Slam winning story. [Ed: By Ky


What else do you do when you aren’t storytelling?
Interpreter/translator, producer, writer, entrepreneur.

Why do you keep coming back to Slams?
It's a combination of reasons. The stories, the supportive crowd and the staff that runs the organization with such cheer. It's always a great experience.

– Laura Reeve

Upcoming Events
  • BEyond Expectations – The Talk: Parents, Sons and the Police
  • Date: March 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: SouthWest CDC
  • Location: 6328 Paschall Avenue
  • StorySlam: Promotions (tickets on sale 3/4/19)
  • Date: March 26, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street