Storytelling 101-Jan 18, 2016
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes 1 & 4 - Studio 1469

    • Monday Jan 18 - Feb 22
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    This class runs from Monday, Jan 18 through Monday, Feb 22, 2016 from 7-10pm. PLEASE NOTE



    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.

    Vijai Nathan


    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.

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    Week 1
    • Mon Jan 18

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Studio 1469 1469 Harvard Street Rear, NW Washington, DC 20009
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Mon Feb 1

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Mon Feb 8

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
    Week 4
    • Tues Feb 9

      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 5
    • Mon Feb 15

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Studio 1469 1469 Harvard Street Rear, NW Washington, DC 20009
    Week 6
    • Mon Feb 22


      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 20010