Commonspace LIVE

22 - 31 May 2017
Various locations

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Gentrified, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Gentrified, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Targeted, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Targeted, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Now You See Me, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Now You See Me, presented by WHYY and First Person Arts. Photo by Johanna Austin.

WHYY and First Person Arts present the event series Commonspace LIVE as part of the ongoing Center-funded project Commonspace. Commonspace LIVE features seven days of programming, including four curated performances, an open-mic storytelling competition, and two live auditions for upcoming broadcasts.

For Commonspace, WHYY and First Person Arts are creating a series of public radio broadcasts, live arts experiences, and community events that contextualize and connect current events to daily life. This content forms the basis for a 24-month broadcast program, including a weekly podcast, a bi-monthly 30-minute radio segment, and a series of 40 short radio segments, to air weekly on WHYY-FM.

See a full schedule of events below.

Woke
May 22 at 8 p.m. at FringeArts
An evening of storytelling performances that weave personal narratives into today’s headlines.

First Person Arts StorySlam: Battle Scars
May 23 at 8 p.m. at FringeArts
A storytelling competition about the physical and emotional scars we carry.

Gentrified
May 24 at 8.p. at FringeArts
An evening of storytelling performances featuring personal accounts of gentrification.

Now You See Me
May 25 at 8 p.m. at FringeArts
Three illusionists perform works that explore themes of masculinity and race.

Targeted
May 26 at 8 p.m. at FringeArts
An evening of storytelling performances that investigate current political divides and feelings of being an outsider.

Pitch! Commonspace Auditions
May 27 at William Way LGBTQ Community Center
May 31 at United Bank
Open auditions for stories to be featured on forthcoming broadcasts of Commonspace.