Five weeks w/final performance
Classes - Story District HQ
Tuesday May 2 - Jun 7
This class runs from Tuesdays, May 2 through June 6, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 2
Finding story material + understanding story structureStory District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday, May 9
Use your free ticket to Story District's 2nd Tuesday Storytelling Series at Town.
See Show Calendar for detailsTown Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW, Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 16
Crafting your story + developing charactersStory District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday, May 23
Editing & PolishingStory District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday, May 30
Practicing your story + Reviewing performance techniqueStory District HQ 3329 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 7pm - 10pm
- Tuesday, June 6