Storytelling 101-March 2, 2016
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    Storytelling 101: Five weeks w/final performance

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    Mount Vernon United Methodist Church

    • Wednesday Mar 2 - Apr 6
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    This class runs from Wednesday, March 2 through Wednesday, April 6, 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.

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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.



    Joe Price


    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.  

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    Amy Couchoud


    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
    • Wed Mar 2

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

    Week 2
    • Tue Mar 8

      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
    • Wed Mar 16

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

    Week 4
    • Wed Mar 23

      Class 3

      Editing & Polishing

    Week 5
    • Wed Mar 30

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

    Week 6
    • Wed Apr 6

      Final Showcase

      This is your chance to try your story out on a friendly audience of friends and family.

      Acre 121, 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
    • Where

      Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
      Mount Vernon United Methodist Church 900 Mass Ave, NW Washington, DC
    • When

      Wednesday Mar 2 - Apr 6