I Did it for the Story
    Details September 23
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    I Did It For The Story:
    A tribute to 20 years of storytelling

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    Celebrate Story District's Platinum Anniversary with a super-sized night of amazing stories, acknowledgements, throwbacks, and more. Hold your hats, put on your seat-belts, and get your tickets for this wild ride as Story District honors its 20th anniversary with TWENTY short stories in one night. Please note that seats are reserved for this show (not general admission). Also note that convenience fees can be as high at $10 through Ticketfly. We understand that this sucks, but we are beholden to our venue's ticketing services. The good news is that if you can make to the Lincoln Theatre or 9:30 Club box office when they are open (see schedule), then the fee is just an additional $1 over the ticket price.

    FEATURING THESE FINE STORYTELLERS

    Mike Baireuther, Robin Doody, Erika Ettin, Cara Foran, Stephanie Garibaldi, Morgan Givens, Cindi Hoof, Anne Hopewell, Len Kruger, Meg Massey, Elizabeth McCain, Keith Mellnick, Vijai Nathan, Cody Pomeranz, Ashok Ramasubramanian, Darryl Smith, Shamyla Tareen, Anne Thomas, Chris Wade, and Michael Zhuang
     

    Twenty years ago, in 1997, Washington Storytellers Theatre (WST) hosted an open mic storytelling event at the Black Cat Club. It was inspired by the poetry slam movement and modeled after the nascent story slam series in New York City known as The Moth. 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, including HR57 (when it was on 14th and Q), Cada Vez/Station 9), and Town Danceboutique (since 2009). In 2005, WST changed leadership, modified its mission, and became SpeakeasyDC. Since then we've doubled our performances, grown our audience ten-fold, sold out top venues like the 9:30 Club and Lincoln Theatre, coached thousands of storytellers, created a curriculum for teaching storytelling to individuals and businesses, and partnered with many beloved organizations and institutions including Capital Fringe, Atlas, Dance Place, Sixth & I, DC Shorts, Washington Improv Theater, Anacostia Arts Center, Anacostia Playhouse, THEARC, Armed Services Arts Partnership, Human Rights Campaign, Capital Pride, and Teaching for Change.

    DOORS: 6:00
    SHOWTIME: 7:30
    ASSIGNED SEATS

    Mike Baireuther

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    Robin Doody

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    Erika Ettin

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    Cara Foran

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    Stephanie Garibaldi

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    Morgan Givens

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    Cindi Hoof

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    Anne Hopewell

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    Len Kruger

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    Meg Massey

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    Elizabeth McCain

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    Keith Mellnick

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    Vijai Nathan

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    Cody Pomeranz

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    Ashok Ramasubramanian

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    Darryl Smith

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    Shamyla Tareen

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    Anne Thomas

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    Chris Wade

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    Michael Zhuang

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    • Where

      Lincoln Theatre