Storytelling 101-Sept 16, 2015
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    Storytelling 101:
    5 week class w/final story performance

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    Human Rights Campaign

    • Wednesday Sep 16 - Oct 21
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    This class runs from Wednesday, Sep 16 through Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 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.

    Meredith Maslich


    Meredith Maslich has introduced hundreds of people to the art of storytelling since joining the Story District faculty in 2008. She has led storytelling workshops for sales people and has experience in professional development for organizations like the Meyer Foundation and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Meredith runs Possibilities Publishing and was formerly Story District's board president.

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    John Tong


    John Tong is a performer and storyteller with a background in theater and public speaking. He is the first person to ever perform in three consecutive Top Shelf shows. A veteran of the 2nd Tuesday stage, John has also appeared in the curated shows Sucker for Love and Story District Shorts. His stories have been featured on Story District's podcast and Audible's Rooftop Comedy.

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    Week 1
    • Wed Sep 16

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Wed Sep 23

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.. Washington, DC
    Week 3
    • Weds Sept 30

      Class 3

       Editing + polishing

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
    Week 4
    • Wed Oct 7

      Class 4

       Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
    Week 5
    • Tues Oct 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
      8pm - 10pm
    Week 6
    • Wed Oct 21

      Final Showcase

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

    • Where

      Human Rights Campaign
      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
    • When

      Wednesday Sep 16 - Oct 21