Storytelling 101-April 28
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes - Mt Vernon United Methodist Church

    • Monday Apr 28 - Jun 2
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    This class runs from Monday, April 28 through Monday, June 2, 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 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 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 directs 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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    Kevin Boggs


    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.

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    Week 1
    • Mon April 28

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Mt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Mon May 5

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Mt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Mon May 12

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

      Mt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave, Washington, DC
    • Tues May 13

      Field Trip

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

      Town Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW, Washington, DC
    Week 4
    • Mon May 19

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Mt Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave, Washington, DC
    Week 5
    • Mon June 2


      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, DC
    • Where

      Classes - Mt Vernon United Methodist Church
      Classes - Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
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      FREE Student Showcase - Acre 121 1400 Irving St NW, DC
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    • When

      Monday Apr 28 - Jun 2