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    Just 500 donations of $20 will get us to our $10k goal by Aug 31.

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    Commemorate 20 years of storytelling with a $20 (or more!) donation today. Our summer goal is $10k by August 31 so we can keep going for another 20 years!

    Your contributions allow us to showcase diverse perspectives and life experiences; to cultivate new talent in storytelling; and to use stories to entertain, enrich an understanding of the world, promote compassion, and highlight our shared humanity.  In the next three years, our vision is to develop programs in other parts of the region, including Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Prince George’s County, and Arlington; to expand our work with veterans, the LGBT community, Latinos, deaf storytellers, youth, and community groups; and to launch a new podcast that showcases this region’s amazing talent and puts Story District on the storytelling map.

    Doing this show was an incredible experience and one I will never forget.  -- First-time storyteller

    I think this is such a beautiful and inspirational gift to our community. -- First-time audience member at Out/Spoken

    Donate $50 or more and get this limited-edition Story District Game Cards

    with original art by branddave featuring 2nd Tuesday show themes from the last five years. Included in the deck are game ideas and rules to play storytelling games with friends and fam.


    Twenty years ago, in 1997, Washington Storytellers Theatre (WST) hosted an open mic storytelling event at the Black Cat Club. The event turned into a monthly show called The Speakeasy, and for the last 20 years this event has continued to take place on the second Tuesday of every month at various venues in the U Street area of Washington, DC. In 2005, WST changed leadership, modified its mission, became SpeakeasyDC, and began adding new shows, classes, coaching, and consulting services. In 2015, we took on our current name, Story District.