20th Anniversary
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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.

    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

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      Lincoln Theatre
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      Sep 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM Tickets

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