Five weeks w/final performance
Wednesday Jan 6 - Feb 10
This class runs from Wednesday, January 6 through Wednesday, February 10, 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.
Stephanie Garibaldi designs and teaches storytelling classes, leads trainings for businesses and organizations, runs Story District's youth programs, and coaches all the performers on Story District's monthly 2nd Tuesday Series. Since 2006, Stephanie has coached well over a thousand individuals in the art of contemporary storytelling for professional as well as artistic settings.
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.
Wed Jan 6
Finding story material + understanding story structureHuman Rights Campaign Office 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.. Washington, DC 20036-3278. 7pm - 10pm
- Tues Jan 12
Wed Jan 20
Crafting your story + developing charactersHuman Rights Campaign Office 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.. Washington, DC 20036-3278.
Wed Jan 27
Editing + polishingHuman Rights Campaign Office 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.. Washington, DC 20036-3278.
Wed Feb 3
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance techniqueHuman Rights Campaign Office 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.. Washington, DC 20036-3278
Wed Feb 10
This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.TBD
WhereClasses Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington, DCShowcase 3125 M St NW Washington, DC
Wednesday Jan 6 - Feb 10