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First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files
First Person Arts
The wildly popular Ex-Files StorySlam returns to World Cafe Live, now with TWO performances!
Storytellers take to the stage with their true tales of love lost, ranging from the sweet to the sad, the hilarious to the ridiculous. Bring your ex. Bring your bestie. Bring your fling. Bring your story.
show with host Martha Cooney BUY
show with host R. Eric Thomas
, with an original reading from special guest Anna Goldfarb
(author of Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through
and founder of Shmitten Kitten) BUY
$14 Price includes ticketing fees
What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Each night features a new theme, so the stories are always fresh and entertaining. Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. Got five minutes?
Watch videos from last year’s The Ex-Files StorySlam here.
About our Artists:
is the Founder and Director of StoryUP!, a storytelling program for children and families, and the Kids & Teens Program at the Philly Improv Theater. She has taught with organizations such as Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Theatre Horizon, ArtsTech children’s creative theater, and Mighty Writers. Martha performs with Philly Improv Theater and is a regular Host and Guest Storyteller for FPA StorySlams. She has been published in a variety of publications including Cricket Magazine
is a 6'1", Philadelphia-based author, humorist and screenwriter. Her humor memoir, Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through
(Penguin) is now available in stores. She has been featured in Marie Claire
and The Washington Post
. She writes about bonerkillers on www.ShmittenKitten.com
and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post
, The Frisky, and Hello Giggles.
R. Eric Thomas
, a playwright and teaching artist, has been hailed as “one of the best queer storytellers in Philly” by Philadelphia Weekly
. His first solo show, Will You Accept This Friend Request?
premiered to a sold out run as part of the First Person Festival in November 2011 and is currently touring. Last year, Eric was also seen in Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peep Show
, a three-person storytelling show he co-created with Daniel Student and Jennifer MacMillan, as well as Always the Bridesmaid
, a solo show about God, gays, and baked goods. Eric has read and performed work throughout the country and was honored to give a talk at the TEDxPhilly conference in 2011. rericthomas.com
First Person Arts StorySlams at World Cafe Live are sponsored by Penn’s Master of Liberal Arts Program.
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