Storytelling 101: Five weeks w/final performanceShare +
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Thursday Apr 14 - May 19
This class runs from Thursday, April 14 through Thursday, May 19, 2016 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.
Find out more from Story District's alumni.
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 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!
Vijai Nathan is one of Story District'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 Story District. She’s gained attention from critics from her solo-shows Woman on Top: Tips from Mom, Dad & COSMO & Good Girls Don’t, But Indian Girls Do.
Thu Apr 14
Finding story material + understanding story structure
Thu Apr 21
Crafting your story + developing characters
Thu Apr 28
Editing & Polishing
Thu May 5
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique
Tue May 10
Use your free ticket to Story District's 2nd Tuesday Storytelling Series at Town. See Show Calendar for detailsTown Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW, Washington, DC
Thu May 19
This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly audience of friends and family.
WhereMount Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave, NW Washington, DC
Thursday Apr 14 - May 19