Storytelling 101-Feb 20
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    Storytelling 101:
    Learn to tell your own true tales

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    Classes - 826DC (aka Museum of Unnatural History)

    • Thursday Feb 20 - Mar 20
      7pm – 10pm
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    This class runs from Thursdays, Feb 20 through March 27, 2014 from 7-10pm. Please click the schedule tab for more detail.  

    SpeakeasyDC's Storytelling 101 is an intensive five-week course that will take you step-by-step through the process of how to identify and talk about meaningful narrative events in your life in a way that is entertaining and inspiring to the audience. These stories are personal, heartfelt, and demand that the storyteller be honest with yourselelf and an audience. Through a combination of theory and practice and a focus on tangible outcomes, you will leave this class with an understanding of narrative structure, several story ideas, and a single performance-ready story that will debut at the final performance.

    The 6:1 teacher-student ratio allows for a great deal of individual attention and is a reflection of our commitment to the success of each student.  Students who join the class come from varied backgrounds and have different goals and applications. Some hope to perform on a SpeakeasyDC stage, others have found storytelling useful in the work they do, and others just enjoy the creative process and the community.  SpeakeasyDC's teachers are sincerely some of the best and most experienced in the nation, and have coached hundreds of people through this process of personal growth and discovery and will do the same for you.

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    Refund Policy

    SpeakeasyDC does not give refunds (full or partial) for voluntary withdrawal from the class. There are limited slots in the class so that we may give sufficient attention to each student. Because of this, we typically have to turn people away. Should you choose to withdraw, we will have a vacancy that we can no longer fill.

    Stephanie Garibaldi


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


    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. 

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    Week 1
    • Thu Feb 20

      Class 1

      Fnding story material + understanding story structure

    Week 2
    • Thu Feb 27

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

    Week 3
    • Thu Mar 6

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

    Week 4
    • Tue Mar 11

      No Class - Comp to SEDC show

      Use your free ticket to SpeakeasyDC's 2nd Tuesday Storytelling Series at Town. See Show Calendar for details

    Week 5
    • Thu Mar 20

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Town Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW, Washington, DC
    Week 6
    • Thu Mar 27

      Final Showcase

      This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.  

    • Where

      Classes -  826DC (aka Museum of Unnatural History)
      Classes - 826DC (aka Museum of Unnatural History) 3233 14th St, NW Washington, DC 20009
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      Final Showcase - 826DC
      Final Showcase - 826DC 3233 14th St, NW
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    • When

      Thursday Feb 20 - Mar 20

      7pm – 10pm