Boot Camp-June 20, 2015
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    Storytelling Boot Camp:
    One-day Crash Course

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    Mount Vernon UMC

    • Saturday Jun 20 - Jun 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.  

    Save $ when you register before June 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.

     

    Stephanie Garibalidi

    Teacher

    Stephanie Garibaldi is SpeakeasyDC's most senior teacher (which does not make her old, just wise). She curates and directs SpeakeasyDC'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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    Vijai Nathan

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    Vijai Nathan is one of SpeakeasyDC's senior storytelling trainers and performers, and she is one of the leading Indian American female comedians. She was featured at the Montreal International Comedy Festival and the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival. She's also performed at the Smithsonian Museum, Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Library of Congress and won the award for Artistic Excellence from SpeakeasyDC. She’s gained attention from critics from her solo-shows Woman on Top: Tips from Mom, Dad & COSMO & Good Girls Don’t, But Indian Girls Do.

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    Joseph Price

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    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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    • 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.