Five weeks w/final performance
Classes - Mount Vernon UMC
Wednesday Jun 24 - Jul 22
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.
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 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.
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.
Weds June 24
Finding story material + understanding story structureMt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC 7pm - 10pm
Weds July 1
Crafting your story + developing charactersMt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC 7pm - 10pm
Weds July 8
Editing + polishingMt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
- Tues July 14
Weds July 15
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance techniqueMt Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave NW, WDC
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
WhereClasses - Mount Vernon UMC 900 Mass Ave NW Washington, DCShowcase - Acre 121 1400 Irving St NW Washington, DC 20010
Wednesday Jun 24 - Jul 22