Pitch Your Story


    Pitch your story at least six weeks before show of choice
    Performances take place every 2nd Tues of the month at Town Danceboutique in Washington DC
    Rehearsal takes place about two weeks prior to show (mandatory)

    Want help with your pitch? Join us at a Pitch Party on Jan 27. An informal happy hour to brainstorm and get feedback. RSVP

    See list of upcoming shows

    Pitch your story here (use dropdown menu to specify theme of choice)


    Onstage at the 9:30 Club:

    June 3
    Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud
    LGBT Themed Stories 

    Onstage at Town Danceboutique:

    April 11
    Politically Incorrect
    Stories about rubbing people the wrong way or going against the grain
    Rehearsal Date: March 19, 2017

    May 9
    Stories about taking pleasure in another's pain
    Rehearsal Date: April 23, 2017

    June 13
    Seduce Me
    Stories about persuasion and temptation
    Rehearsal Date: May 21, 2017

    July 11
    My Country Tis of Thee
    Stories about being an American
    Rehearsal Date: June 25, 2017

    August 8
    Stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a dick
    Rehearsal Date: July 16, 2017

    September 12
    Identity Theft
    Stories about being confused for someone or something you're not
    Rehearsal Date: August 20, 2017

    October 10
    If They Could See Me Now
    Stories about coming out on top and getting the last laugh
    Rehearsal Date: September 17, 2017

    November 14
    Nom Nom Nom
    Stories about food and festivities
    Rehearsal Date: October 22, 2017

    December 12
    Home for the Holidays
    Stories about returns and reunions
    Rehearsal Date: November 12, 2017

    Got an idea for show or theme? Email Story District

    How to make a good story pitch

    Your story must be true, must be told in the first-person, and must incorporate the show's theme. Be sure that your story is a story, not a speech, lecture, stand-up routine, or sermon. Be sure the pitch puts your story in a time and place. Help us understand what is at stake -- what matters -- in this story. Please speak with your natural voice in a conversational tone when leaving your voice recording for the second part of your pitch. We want to hear your natural voice. Visit Story District's YouTube channel and watch stories from any of our Top Shelf shows.