Pitch Your Story

    Pitch your story at least six weeks before show of choice. For 2nd Tuesday shows at Town, there is one rehearsal about about two weeks prior to show (mandatory). Other shows may have auditions and require multiple rehearsals. If you are pitching for a 2nd Tues show, use this link and find the theme in the dropdown menu. For other shows, scroll to the specific links listed below.


    See list of upcoming shows

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

    December 12 - Home for the Holidays at Town Danceboutique
    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

    January 9, 2018 - Trumped: Stories @ Last-Minute Defeats, Victories, & Turn-Arounds
    Pitch line closes: November 26, 2017
    Confirmation email will be sent by November 28, 2017
    Rehearsal: December 10, 2017, 3 – 6:00 pm

    February 13, 2018 – Worst Date Ever: A Valentine’s Day Story Contest
    Pitch line closes: January 3, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by January 7, 2018
    Rehearsal: January 21, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    March 13, 2018 – Beauty & the Beast: Stories about Mismatched Partnerships, Odd Couples, or Unlikely Alliances
    Pitch line closes: February 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by February 4, 2018
    Rehearsal: February 18, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    April 4, 2018 – Seriously??? Stories about Things You CanNOT Believe Happened
    Pitch line closes: March 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by March 4, 2018
    Rehearsal: March 18, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    May 8, 2018 – Saving Face: Stories about the Lengths You’ll Go to Preserve Your Image or Status
    Pitch line closes: April 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by April 3, 2018
    Rehearsal: April 15, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    June 12, 2018 – Go the F*ck to Sleep: Stories about Parenting and Parents
    Pitch line closes: May 2, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by May 6, 2018
    Rehearsal: May 20, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    July 10, 2018 – Up Shit Creek: Stories about Being in a Situation or Getting in Trouble
    Pitch line closes: May 24, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by May 27, 2018
    Rehearsal: June 10, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    August 14, 2018 – One and Done: Stories about Something You Did Once That You Can’t or Won’t Ever Do Again
    Pitch line closes: July 3, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by July 8, 2018
    Rehearsal: July 22, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    September 11, 2018 – Throwing Shade: Stories about Brutal Honesty, Trash-Talking, or Disrespect
    Pitch line closes: August 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by August 5, 2018
    Rehearsal: August 19, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    October 9, 2018 – Howl: Stories about Primal Instincts
    Pitch line closes: September 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by September 2, 2018
    Rehearsal: September 16, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    November 13, 2018 – Cat-Headed Baby: Stories about Superstitions, Hoaxes, or Strange Beliefs
    Pitch line closes: October 2, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by October 7, 2018
    Rehearsal: October 21, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    December 11, 2018 – Surprise! Stories about Things You Weren’t Expecting
    Pitch line closes: November 1, 2018
    Confirmation email will be sent by November 4, 2018
    Rehearsal: November 18, 2018, 3 – 6:00 pm

    Special Shows

    Story District's annual Pride show -- Out/Spoken - has taken place during DC Pride Week since 2012. The pitch line is open. Submit your pitch if you'd like to be considered for the show. We will begin casting in February 2018. 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.