Speakeasy DC presents East of the River Story-tellers at THEARC During "Home Sweet Home" Showcase

Speakeasy DC presents East of the River Story-tellers at THEARC During "Home Sweet Home" Showcase

HOME SWEET HOME is based on an East of the River grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The project focuses on the collection and presentation of true stories about what “home” means and endeavor to engage Ward 7 and 8 communities in the art of storytelling; giving voice to the life experiences of Ward 7 and 8 residents; and encouraging ownership over the public narrative of life east of the Anacostia River. The project will involve a series of classes in March and April and a performance on Friday, May 8 at THEARC.  Note that these stories are autobiographical and meant to be performed by and for an adult (or young adult) audience. While storytelling is commonly understood as something that children enjoy, SpeakeasyDC has been sharing the art of storytelling with adults since 1997. 

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 has been selling out concert halls and theaters and  blazing a trail for contemporary autobiographical storytelling in the DC area.

SpeakeasyDC's, mission is to turn good stories into great performances. They believe that the experience of telling and hearing well-crafted and well-performed personal stories promotes compassion and community, and deepens an understanding of the self, the other and the world.

 

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