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)

    See list of upcoming shows

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

    Onstage at Town Danceboutique:

    July 11- My Country Tis of Thee
    Stories about being an American
    Pitch line closes: June 4, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by June 11
    Rehearsal Date: June 25, 2017

    August 8 - Cockblocked
    Stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a dick
    Pitch line closes: July 1, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by July 2, 2017
    Rehearsal Date: July 16, 2017

    Septemer 12 - Identity Theft
    Stories about being confused for someone or something you're not
    Pitch line closes: August 4, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by Aug 6, 2017
    Rehearsal Date: August 20, 2017

    October 10 - If They Could See Me Now
    Stories about coming out on top and getting the last laugh
    Pitch line closes: September 1, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by Sept 3, 2017
    Rehearsal Date: September 17, 2017

    November 14 - Nom Nom Nom
    Stories about food and festivities
    Pitch line closes: October 5, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by Oct 8, 2017
    Rehearsal Date: October 22, 2017

    December 12 - Home for the Holidays
    Stories about returns and reunions
    Pitch line closes: Nov.1, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by Nov 2, 2017
    Rehearsal Date: November 12, 2017

    Real to Reel
    In its fifth year, Real to Reel (Formerly Speakeasyshorts) is a unique competition invented by Story District and DC Shorts that brings together the two art forms of live storytelling and filmmaking. Eight stories will be performed live on November 3, 2017. Each story will be paired randomly with a film team that, after hearing the stories for the first time, will have only 5 days to write, shoot, and edit a film-adaptation or re-interpretation of the story. Films premiere on November 9. The audience votes for their favorites. The winning team and storytellers walk away with a cash prize.  See stories and films from 2012 -2014 a HERE

    Both events will take place at Miracle Theatre on Cap Hill

    Live storytelling show Friday 11/3/2017
    Film Screening Friday 11/10/2017
    Pitch Deadline 8/11
    Audition Aug 17
    Notification of casting by Aug 25
    First rehearsal Sept 7

    Pitch Here 

    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.