Jamie J. Brunson is the Executive Director of First Person Arts, a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit whose mission is to transform the drama of daily life into memoir and documentary art. She leads a storytelling organization that has the vision to be a platform for artists and everyday people to share the personal stories that must be told now. She has brought storytelling to the stage for over 16 years – as host of the First Person Arts Podcast, published poet and accomplished playwright, Brunson is a four-time Delaware Division of the Arts/NEA grantee for playwriting and an award-winning playwright named a “New Voice in American Theatre” by the Edward Albee Theatre Conference. Her plays have been produced across the country. She has been featured as a stand-up storyteller live and on national podcasts. Ms. Brunson holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA from Temple University.