The Phoenix
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    The Phoenix:
    Stories about Rising Up from the Ashes and Do-Overs

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    Town Danceboutique

    Doors 6:30PM / Show 8PM Add to Calendar

    Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post, voted one of the top 3 open mics in DC by the Washington City Paper, and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, SpeakeasyDC is one of the most well-known and respected storytelling organizations in the country. Our monthly stoytelling series -- our first program -- has been taking place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Washington, DC since 1997. Over the years, we've added tons of other shows and events, but our monthly show remains SpeakeasyDC's backbone.

    Tonight's show, like all of our shows, will feature a mix of eight to ten first-time storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night's theme.  You'll hear a wide range of stories covering everything from surviving divorce to hyper-critical teenagers; from overcoming wild betrayal to offensive misspellings of your last name; and from living through crazy rejection to humiliating acts of drunken a-cappella.

    *Note* - seating is first-come-first-served. Arriving before 7:15 increases your chances of getting a seat. You may bring food in, but no outside beverages. We often have the DC BBQ Bus parked out front. 

    Click on the CAST tab to see who will be in the show.

    Rebecca Armendariz

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    James Calebrese

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    Todd Doane

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    John Donvan

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    Carol Joynt

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    Elissa Laura

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    Elizabeth McCain

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    Brad Podliska

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    David Preznuk

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    Martha Whitty

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    Tuesday January 14th, 2014 Doors 6:30PM / Show 8PM
    • 6:30 - 8:00pm

      Pre-Show Schmoozing

      Find a seat, buy a drink at the bar, bring food in or purchase it at the food truck usually parked out front. Food is permitted, but drinks must be purchased at the bar. 

    • 8:00 - 9:00

      First Half of Show

      Five storytellers perform their take on the night's theme with a 7-8 minute true story. 

    • 9:00 - 9:10ish

      Intermission

      Get your intermission drink special (announced before the break). 

    • 9:10 - 10pm

      Second Half of Show

      Sit tight because there are always four to five more storytellers after the break. 

    • 10pm - ?

      After-Party

      Sometimes we coordinate an after-party and all are welcome. If something's going on, we'll announce where we are going from the stage before the end of the show. 

    • Where

      Town Danceboutique
      Town Danceboutique 2009 8th St, NW Washington, DC 20009
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