Five weeks w/final performance
Story District HQ
Wednesday Feb 22 - Mar 30
This class runs from Weds, Feb 22 through March 30, 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.
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.
Katy Barrett is a writer and storyteller whose been involved with Story District for four years. She's performed regularly on the 2nd Tuesday stage,and was selected to perform in Top Shelf 2013. Other storytelling credits include: Story Showdown, Unraveled, Atonement, Swimming Upstream, Into the Wild, and Risk!: So Emotional. She also co-directed My So Called Jewish Life and Unhinged. Her stories have been featured on Story District's podcast and in The Washington Post.
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!
Weds Feb 22
Finding story material + understanding story structure
Weds March 1
Crafting your story + developing characters
Weds March 8
Editing + polishing
- Tues March 14
Weds March 22
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique
Weds March 29
This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.TBD
WhereStory District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave Washington, DC
Wednesday Feb 22 - Mar 30