First Person Arts StorySlam

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm

All shows in The Lounge are General Admission and seating is not guaranteed with ticket purchase. To make a reservation and guarantee a seat, click here or call 215-222-1400. The Lounge is a full-service restaurant & bar that opens at 6pm – check out our dinner menu here.

World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue where artistry meets social impact. Every purchase helps support our free music education & community programs.

WCL Fan Club members get skip the line priority entry, food & merch discounts, exclusive offers, and more. Mega & Ultimate Fan levels include early access to ticket sales and no ticket fees. Learn more & join the club!

Covid Policy: Unless otherwise stated, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

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MAY 23, 2023: ON THE MOVE

“I’m outta here!” “I love you all, but I’ve got to go!” “Get to steppin!”

Before you move on to enjoying the summer sun, join us for sizzling and thrilling stories about Moving On. All told by you! Live on stage.

Tell us all about where you’ve been, where you’re coming from, or even that time you told someone to keep it moving.

We want to hear your story live on our stage about Moving On, moving out, and even moving up.

Do you have a Moving On story to tell or just want to listen?

Join us for Philly’s ORIGINAL StorySlam when audience members become on-stage storytellers, telling true, personal stories.

Our host Chris Lundy will present 8 storytellers from our audience volunteers. For a chance to be pre-selected to tell your story, send the first line of your story to:

Get your tickets early!  StorySlams fill up quickly. After all,  everybody’s got a story to tell, right?

Join us at World Cafe Live on May 23rd at 8 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Tickets are $15 and benefit First Person Arts.

World Cafe Live is located at 3025 Walnut Street in Center City.

First Person Arts renowned ‘Bucket Slam’ format returns - throw your hat into the ring for the chance to tell your true, first-person story at World Cafe Live. When a stranger gets on stage you never quite know where it might go. Host Chris Lundy makes sure the laughs happen between the heartfelt, the absurd, and hilarious stories that are a part of this guaranteed good night out. Volunteer on the night, or storytellers can get to the top of our ‘bucket list’ by messaging with the headline of their story! If your name gets picked from the bucket you get 5 minutes on stage to share your truth in a safe space for all. Panel favorites get $100 dollars in gift cards and a slot in the GrandSlam event next year.