Boot Camp-Feb 20, 2016
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    Storytelling Boot Camp:
    One-day Crash Course

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    Mount Vernon United Methodist Church

    • Saturday Feb 20 - Feb 20
      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.  Use code 2for1Bootcamp at check out for the earlybird two person special. 

    Save $ when you register before Feb 10.  

    Students Reviews:

    I'm an English teacher who took a Story District 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 Story District workshops and been on stage twice. Story District 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.

     

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    Katy Barett

    Teacher

    Katy Barrett is a writer and storyteller whose been involved with Speakeasy DC for four years.  She's performed regularly on the 2nd Tuesday stage,and was selected to perform in Top Shelf 2013. Other storytelling credits include: Story Showdown, Unraveled, Atonement, Swimming Upstream,  Into the Wild, and Risk!: So Emotional.  She also co-directed My So Called Jewish Life and Unhinged.  Her stories have been featured on Speakeasy DC's podcast and in The Washington Post.

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    Stephanie Garibaldi

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    Stephanie Garibaldi is Story District's most senior teacher (which does not make her old, just wise). She curates and directs Story District's 2nd Tuesday monthly stage, and over the last eight years, she has personally coached more than 1,000 people in the art of contemporary storytelling. What?! It's true... this woman has no threshold when it comes to her love of storytelling!

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    Amy Couchoud

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    Amy Couchoud has been directing, coaching and teaching with Story District since 2007. Her directing credits for Story District include the sold-out runs of Chocolate Jesus, Chocolate Jesus: The Resurrection, The Sin Show  and Bad Mommy Moments. Other storytelling credits include Logic, Luck and Love (co-director) and fellow teacher Joseph Price’s one many show Operating System (director). She was the co-creator and director of e-Geaux (beta). Amy is the co-producer of Story District’s annual Top Shelf show. Prior to joining Story District, Amy was a professional theatre artist who worked at Studio Theatre, Studio Theatre Secondstage, Folger Shakespeare Library and Arena Stage. She is a former faculty member of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

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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. 

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