Storytelling 101-Sept 17
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    Storytelling 101:
    5 week class w/final story performance (Class is full add your name to the waitlist)

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    Classes - Human Rights Campaign

    • Wednesday Sep 17 - Oct 22
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    ************THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL************


    This class runs from Wednesday, Sept 17 through Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7-10pm.  Please click the schedule tab for more detail. 

    SpeakeasyDC'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 yourselelf 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 SpeakeasyDC stage, others have found storytelling useful in the work they do, and others just enjoy the creative process and the community. SpeakeasyDC'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

    SpeakeasyDC 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


    Amy Couchoud has been directing, coaching and teaching with SpeakeasyDC since 2007. Her directing credits for SpeakeasyDC 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 SpeakeasyDC’s annual Top Shelf show. Prior to joining SpeakeasyDC, 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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    Meredith Maslich


    Meredith Maslich has introduced hundreds of people to the art of storytelling since joining the SpeakeasyDC 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 SpeakeasyDC's board president.

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    Week 1
    • Wed Sept 17

      Class 1

      Finding story material + understanding story structure

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3278
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 2
    • Wed Sept 24

      Class 2

      Crafting your story + developing characters

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3278
      7pm - 10pm
    Week 3
    • Wed Oct 1

      Class 3

      Editing + polishing

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3278
    Week 4
    • Wed Oct 8

      Class 4

      Practicing your story + Reviewing performance technique

      Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3278
    Week 5 Week 6
    • Wed Oct 22

      Final Showcase

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

      Acre 121 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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      Classes - Human Rights Campaign
      Classes - Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC
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      Final Showcase - Acre 121
      Final Showcase - Acre 121 1400 Irving St NW, DC
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    • When

      Wednesday Sep 17 - Oct 22