Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud
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    Out/Spoken:
    Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud

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    9:30 Club

    Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM Add to Calendar

    Show starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm

    Story District returns to 9:30 Club to present its sixth annual Pride show -- Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold, and Proud. Enjoy eight hilarious and heartfelt true stories through an LGBTQ lens from the best storytellers in town.

    Robin Katcher

    Storyteller

    "Robin Katcher is described, in her own Blade personal ad-of-the-week circa 1999, as “curvaceous, loquacious, and vivacious.” Raised in New York by her Jewish immigrant family, she comes to her love of story genetically.  Robin is honored to finally go beyond obsessively listening to storytelling podcasts and grace the Speakeasy stage for the first time.  She is ridiculously happy to be married to Tonya and mom to Evie, the invincible toddler.  Professionally, Robin is a consultant who partners with nonprofit justice leaders, organizations and networks to help them as they, basically, save the world. "

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    Mike Boyd

    Storyteller

    Mike Boyd is a partner in Nice Work Company, a marketing/communications firm in DC. He served on Story District’s board, 2009-2014, and co-directed “Out/Spoken,” 2015-2016.

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    Elyse Hannah

    Storyteller

    Elyse Hannah is a storyteller, poet, musician and educator residing in the cozy suburbs of Washington, DC. She is also a DC Improv Pun Champion.

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    Patrick McBride

    Storyteller

    Patrick is a flawed human seeking growth who believes the ideas of taboo topics & too much information make humans lonely and lost in shame.

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    Darryl Smith

    Storyteller

    Darryl was born and raised in a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He has lived in DC over 30 years, and considers DC his home.

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    Sean Wells

    Storyteller

    A renaissance man  driven by passion and purpose, searching for truth while telling his in the process.

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    Rebecca Kling

    Storyteller

    Rebecca Kling is a Washington, D.C. based transgender artist and educator who explores gender and identity through solo performance pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, and more. Rebecca  takes the position that sharing accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry. In addition to her performance work, Rebecca is the Community Storytelling Advocate at the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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    Melvin Thomas

    Storyteller

    Melvin Thomas, a DC wonk, coffee/wine lover, board gamer & community organizer moved from Florida 10 years ago. As a Mt. Pleasant resident, he navigates federal operations during the day and spends his free time, volunteering with Stonewall Sports & HOBY.

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    Rayceen Pendarvis

    Host

    Rayceen Pendarvis is an emcee, entertainer, activist, SWERV magazine columnist, former ANC Commissioner, and lifelong Washingtonian. Pendarvis also has written articles for Tagg, Unite Virginia, and TUV magazines. In 2016, Capital Pride selected Pendarvis to be a recipient of the Heroes Award and Pendarvis was voted Best Clergy in the Washington Blade’s 2016 Best of Gay DC Awards. Rayceen can be seen regularly as the host of The Ask Rayceen Show, a free, monthly, live event on first Wednesdays (March-November) in DC.

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    Phill Branch

    Director

    A graduate of the American Film Institute, Phill Branch recently directed Searching for Shaniqua; his documentary about the impact names have on our lives. The film won the HBO Best Documentary award at the 2016 Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival.

    Phill was awarded a prestigious Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellowship in nonfiction. He was featured in the award winning anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide and has performed personal essays in shows across the country.

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