Story District’s Top Shelf 2018
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    Story District's Top Shelf
    Best stories of the year

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    Lincoln Theatre

    Doors Door Open 6:30PM / Show Show starts 8:30PM Add to Calendar

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW (Note: This show has sold out every year, so be sure to get your tickets).

    Seating is reserved. $25 for back balcony and $35 for orchestra, front and side balconies (See seatin chart on ticket payment page).

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    ASL Interpreters & seating available upon request. Email by January 5, 2018.

    Story District returns to the Lincoln with another night of outstanding, hilarious, and poignant true stories. This cast of eight stories were deemed the best by a panel of judges and narrowed down from more than 150 stories that were told on the Story District stage over the course of a year (From November 2016 through October 2017). This much-anticipated event sold out every year, so be sure to get your tickets. Hear stories about killer hornets, cockblocking roommates, meticulous dating spreadsheets, magical fertility potions, and more for this cast of all-start storytellers:

    Graham Campbell
    Mike Kane
    Vijai Nathan
    Anne Thomas
    John Tong
    Amy Vance
    Christopher Wade
    Sakina Zaidi

    "At its best, Story District is a spellbinding night of spoken word: Average people onstage telling true-life stories of love, high school foibles, childhood vacations or restaurant jobs, delivered without notes and without a net. Some provoke knowing laughter; others reduce the room to silence. Your average Story District show is very good, but theTop Shelf performance should be a knockout: A panel of judges have selected their favorite stories from a year's worth of shows and invited their authors back for a greatest-hits show. Tales of haunting, booze and courtship are all on the docket: Truly something for everyone." -- The Washington Post

    For those of you new to Story District, every January we showcase the 8 best stories of the year at the Lincoln Theatre in Story District's Top Shelf - a much-anticpated, always sold out event. With so many great stories, this is no easy task. There are two steps to our process of choosing the top eight. We start with about 130 stories from twelve months of Story District shows from October 1 through September 30. Those are narrowed down to 16 nominees by our nominating committee of storytelling peers. The final 8 are chosen by a panel of "independent" judges. See below.









    Britney Abrahams

    Co-founder/producer You Had Me At Black storytelling podcast
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    Farah Lawal Harris

    Artistic Director of Young Playwrights Theater
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    Mazi Mutafa

    Director of Words, Beats, & Life


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    Robert Revere

    Former director of Washington Storytellers Theater and founder of Speakeasy
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    Hanna Rosin

    Author, producer/host on Invisibila radio show and podcast
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    • Where

      Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
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    • Tickets

      Jan 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM Tickets