Storytelling 101 July 26, 2017
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes - Story District HQ

    • Wednesday Jul 26 - Aug 30
      7-10pm
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    This class runs from Wednesdays, July 26 through August 30, 2017 from 7-10pm.  

    Story District'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 yourself 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 Story District stage, others have found storytelling useful in the work they do, and others just enjoy the creative process and the community. Story District'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

    Story District 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 Garibalidi

    Teacher

    Stephanie Garibaldi is Story District's most senior teacher (which does not make her old, just wise). She curates and directs Story District'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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    Joseph Price

    Teacher

    Joseph Price is a storyteller, playwright, and producer. His Story District credits include The Sin Show, Sucker for Love, and more than a dozen appearances on the 2nd Tuesday stage. He specializes in story structure and mixed media and many of his personal works focus on integrating performance and technology.  His one-man show, Operating System, blended first-person storytelling with raw data and e-Geaux (beta), incorporated live audience Facebook profiles into "social media improv" that was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.

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    Week 1
    • Wednesday, July 26

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Wednesday, August 2

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Tuesday, August 8

      Field Trip

      Use your free ticket to Story District's 2nd Tuesday Storytelling Series at Town.

      See Show Calendar for details

      Town Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW, Washington, DC
    Week 4
    • Wednesday, August 16

      Class 3

      Editing & Polishing

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 5
    • Wednesday, August 23

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 6
    • Wednesday, August 30

      Final Showcase

      This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.
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      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
    • Where

      Classes - Story District HQ
      Classes - Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20010
    • When

      Wednesday Jul 26 - Aug 30

      7-10pm