Storytelling 101Share +
Classes - Mt Vernon United Methodist Church
Wednesday Jan 15 - Feb 19
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.
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.
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. His solo show -- & Afterwards -- was a popular and critical success at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival and he brings a sensibility to his teaching that helps each person tap into what will resonate most deeply with their audience.
Wed Jan 15
Fnding story material + understanding story structureMt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave 7pm - 10pm
Wed Jan 22
Crafting your story + developing charactersMt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave 7pm - 10pm
Wed Jan 29
Editing + polishingMt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave, Washington, DC
Wed Feb 5
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance techniqueMt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave, Washington, DC
- Wed Feb 11
Wed Feb 12
This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.Acre 121 1400 Irving St. NW Washington, DC