Outliers & Mavericks: Stories about defying convention and challenging the status quoShare +
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About the show
Returning to the DCJCC by popular demand, SpeakeasyDC brings another night of hilarious and heartfelt true tales by DC’s finest storytellers. Each story will shed a new perspective on Mavericks and Outliers, a theme that resonates deeply in films such as The Women Pioneers, Regina, Fading Gigolo and many others throughout this year’s Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) taking place around the city from Feb 27-Mar 9, 2014. See the schedule of events and films.
About the Washington Jewish Film Festival
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the DCJCC. The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts.
PJ Andrews has been living in Washington, DC for the better part of the last decade.He spends his weekdays working for the government and his weekends working with youth to build a better world (mainly by dominating them on the basketball court).
Katy Barrett discovered Speakeasy DC two years ago at My So Called Jewish Life, and has been hooked ever since. She has performed several times, and loves being a part of this amazing community.
James is 6'0" a tall male weighing roughly 170 lbs with "forest green" eyes. He's known to answer to cali, breezer, chimp, plimp, and j breezy baby.
Marsha Dubrow writes a column on arts and travel for examiner.com, and volunteers for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington Humane Society, among others. She earned an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing and Literature at Bennington College.
Leigh Jameson is delighted to be returning to the SpeakeasyDC family. As an actor, she has performed on stages from Alaska to Texas to Maine in productions that run the gamut from fairy tales to Shakespeare to classic musical theatre, but you might recognize her as the Oregon cult member poisoning unsuspecting townspeople via salad dressing in National Geographic’s Inside Bioterror.
Keith Mellnick is a freelance photographer and writer currently based in Washington, DC. His photos of the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Central Asia have appeared in publications by National Geographic Books, on the Atlantic’s Cities website, and in his mom’s house.
Nick Newlin has been entertaining children of all ages for 30 years with his high-energy super-fun comedy juggling act. He has performed solo and with his wife the Queen of Whimsey in all 50 states and internationally, combining ridiculous wordplay with awesome juggling, merry music, and a silly zest for life and love of fun!
Anne Thomas is a master of reinvention. She has been an oil & gas landman, an employment civil rights attorney, a conflict resolution expert, and a leadership development innovator before becoming a storyteller.
Meredith Maslich has introduced hundreds of people to the art of storytelling since joining the SpeakeasyDC faculty in 2008. She is has been the director of two SEDC shows hosted by Patagonia Georgetown and was co-director of Sucker for Love. She has also led corporate storytelling training workshops for a variety of organizations including the Maryland Library Association, The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
Storyteller and actor, Kevin Boggs has coached hundreds of individuals since becoming part of the SpeakeasyDC faculty in 2008. He "comes by storytelling naturally" since he grew up in Jonesborough, TN, the home of the National Storytelling Festival.