Boot Camp-April 18, 2015
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    Storytelling Boot Camp:
    One-day Crash Course

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    General Assembly

    • Saturday Apr 18 - Apr 18
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm w/ lunch break
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    In this one-day (7-hour) intensive, you will generate new story material, learn about and apply narrative structure and storytelling techniques to a story of your choice, practice telling stories in pairs and small groups, and get individual feedback from the instructors.  

    Save $ when you register before April 10.  

    Students Reviews:

    I'm an English teacher who took a SpeakeasyDC course to help with my curriculum story telling unit. The experience did far more than enrich my teaching. It was a deeply meaningful time that sold me forever on the almost sacred act of sharing true stories. A very talented and professional staff.

    I've taken two Speakeasy workshops and been on stage twice. Speakeasy coaches have given me great advice and tools on how to craft a meaningful story that is worth telling. In the process, I've made great new friends and heard some amazing stories by amazing storytellers.

     

    Joseph Price

    Teacher

    Joseph Price is a storyteller, playwright, and producer. His SpeakeasyDC credits include The Sin Show, Sucker for Love, and more than a dozen appearances on the 2nd Tuesday stage. He specializes in story structure and mixed media and many of his personal works focus on integrating performance and technology.  His one-man show, Operating System, blended first-person storytelling with raw data and e-Geaux (beta) , incorporated live audience Facebook profiles into "social media improv" that was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.

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    Amy Saidman

    Teacher

    Amy Saidman, Artistic Executive Director of SpeakeasyDC, has been the driving force behind the growth of storytelling as a performance genre in Washington, DC and regionally. Called DC's "matriarch of storytelling", she's been running SpeakeasyDC's programs, telling stories, hosting, inventing new ways to present storytelling, building relationships with other local arts and culture groups, and spreading the gospel since 2001. She began coaching and teaching storytelling in 2006 and, along with the SEDC teaching staff, has developed a curriculum and pedagogy for teaching the art of storytelling that includes more than five different classes at different levels and customized trainings for corporate, government, and nonprofit clients.

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    • Morning

    • Try to arrive by 9:15 so you don't miss anything and have time to settle in.  It's a very full day, so we start on time. Feel free to bring coffee (or other drinks) and food to class. 

    • Generating Story Material

      The morning is dedicated to exercises that will help you uncover and identify good story source-material from your own life experiences. 

    • Lunch

    • On your own

      Lunch is on your own, but people often go together. You are welcome to bring a lunch or go to a nearby restaurant. 

    • Afternoon

    • Character

      A hands-on activity to practice the skill of bringing your characters to life in your stories. 

    • Individual Feedback

      The final activity of the day is an opportunity for you to recieve individual feedback from the instructor and other classmates. 

    • Where

      General Assembly 1133 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005
    • When

      Saturday Apr 18 - Apr 18

      9:30 am - 4:30 pm w/ lunch break