Storytelling 101 June 7, 2017
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes - Story District HQ

    • Wednesday Jun 7 - Jul 12
      7-10pm
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    This class runs from Wednesdays, June 7 through July 12, 2017 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.

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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.

    Stephanie Garibalidi

    Teacher

    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!

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    Vijai Nathan

    Teacher (Class 1)

    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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    Amy Couchound

    Teacher

    Amy Couchoud has been directing, coaching and teaching with Story District since 2007. Her directing credits for Story District include the sold-out runs of Chocolate Jesus, Chocolate Jesus: The Resurrection, The Sin Show  and Bad Mommy Moments. Other storytelling credits include Logic, Luck and Love (co-director) and fellow teacher Joseph Price’s one many show Operating System (director). She was the co-creator and director of e-Geaux (beta). Amy is the co-producer of Story District’s annual Top Shelf show. Prior to joining Story District, Amy was a professional theatre artist who worked at Studio Theatre, Studio Theatre Secondstage, Folger Shakespeare Library and Arena Stage. She is a former faculty member of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

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    Week 1
    • Wednesday, June 7

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Tuesday, June 13

      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 3
    • Wednesday, June 21

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 4
    • Wednesday, June 28

      Class 3

      Editing & Polishing

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 5
    • Wednesday, July 5

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 6
    • Wednesday, July 12

      Final Showcase

      This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly invite-only audience of friends and family.
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    • Where

      Classes - Story District HQ
      Classes - Story District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20010
    • When

      Wednesday Jun 7 - Jul 12

      7-10pm