Storytelling 101-June 24, 2015
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes - Mount Vernon UMC

    • Wednesday Jun 24 - Jul 22
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    This class runs from Wednesday, June 24 through Wednesday, July 22, 2015 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. 

    Note that we will need a minimum of eight people to run this class. If we do not meet the minimum and need to cancel, you will be notified at least 5 days prior to class start-date and given the choice to change to another date or receive a full refund.

    Joseph Price


    Joseph Price is a storyteller, playwright, and producer. His SpeakeasyDC 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.

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    Stephanie Garibaldi


    Stephanie Garibaldi designs and teaches storytelling classes, leads trainings for businesses and organizations, runs SpeakeasyDC's youth programs, and coaches all the performers on SpeakeasyDC'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.

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    Week 1
    • Weds June 24

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Weds July 1

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Weds July 8

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

      Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
    • Tues July 14

      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
    • Weds July 15

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
    Week 5
    • Weds July 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