Storytelling 101-October 12, 2015 - SECTION B
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    Storytelling 101:
    Five weeks w/final performance

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    Classes - Mount Vernon Methodist

    • Monday Oct 12 - Nov 16
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     This class runs from Monday, October 12 through Monday, November 16, 2015 from 7-10pm.  Please click the schedule tab for more detail. 

    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.

    Katy Barret


    Katy Barrett is a writer and storyteller whose been involved with Story District for four years.  She's performed regularly on the 2nd Tuesday stage, and was selected to perform in Top Shelf 2013. Other storytelling credits include: Story Showdown, Unraveled, Atonement, Swimming Upstream,  Into the Wild, and Risk!: So Emotional.  She also co-directed My So Called Jewish Life and Unhinged.  Her stories have been featured on Story Districts's podcast and in The Washington Post.

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    Joseph 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.  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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    Week 1
    • Mon Oct 12

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Mount Vernon Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Mon Oct 19

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Mount Vernon Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Mon Oct 26

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

      Mount Vernon Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
    Week 4
    • Mon Nov 2

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Mount Vernon Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
    Week 5
    • Tues Nov 10

      Field Trip

      Use your free ticket to Story District's 2nd Tuesday Storytelling Series at Town. See Show Calendar for details

      Town Danceboutique
    Week 6
    • Mon Nov 16

      Final Showcase

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

      Ri Ra Georgetown 3125 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
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      Classes - Mount Vernon Methodist
      Classes - Mount Vernon Methodist 900 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
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      Monday Oct 12 - Nov 16