Sucker for Love:
A Valentine's Day Special
NOTE: The early show is sold out, but a second show has been added for 10pm. Please contact 9:30 Club directly if you have questions about tickets or parking at 202-265-0930 or visit their website at http://www.930.com/faq/
SpeakeasyDC presents the 6th annual Valentine’s love-fest of stories about the pleasures and perils of romance. Whether you’re with your sweetie or single, SpeakeasyDC’s Sucker for Love storytelling show is a unique and unforgettable way to spend Valentine’s Day -- listening to heartfelt and hilarious true stories about loves found, lost, and imagined. As always, SpeakeasyDC promises storytelling at its best with a cast of new and veteran storytellers, including Nina Brewton, Cara Foran, Chancellor Gaffney, Elizabeth Coyle Kominski, Layla McCay, Pierce McManus, Shawn Westfall, Zach Wilks. Directed by Stephanie Chapman Garibaldi . Co-directed and hosted by Joe Tayag.
Review from Yelp about Sucker for Love #5: The event was well-organized and overall a fantastic production. Eight stories of love.. ranging all emotions.. but surprisingly, all with happy endings! If I'm in DC on Valentine's Day next year, without a doubt, I'll be back for this show. Great for couples, friends, and those flyin' solo.
6:00 – 7:00PM
Find seats, grab a drink, get some food, catch up with friends and meet new ones.
7:00 - 9:00PM
10PM - 11:30PM
Still tickets available. Save money by purchasing tickets at the 9:30 Club box office in person.
A sample of stories told on the SpeakeasyDC stage (not necessarily directly related to tonight's show). Get a taste of what to expect at SpeakeasyDC storytelling shows and classes.
Nina Brewton is a writer who speaks and a speaker who sings. She is the author of two books with the word 'Queen' in the title and is set to debut her first one-woman show this spring. And oh yeah, she believes in love.
Cara Foran is a corporate drone by day and an unmanned creative aerial vehicle by night. Cara has performed with Speakeasy DC, Story League, Better Said Than Done, and Fan-Freakin-Tastic. Her writing has been featured on ThoughtCatalog.com, ImposeMagazine.com, and in DC Style magazine, yet she remains somehow mysteriously single.
Chancellor Gaffney is an auditor by trade and a gym enthusiast in practice. He has a voracious appetite for the vernacular and is a lover of linguistics. He is a soft-spoken, hard-hitting omnivore with an inquiring mind.
Elizabeth Kominski is a mother, wife, musician, high school teacher, and sometimes, a storyteller. She is excited to do something other than tuning a guitar, grading papers, or cleaning up poop. She would like to thank her lovely family and all of the unsuccessful relationships that led her here.
Layla McCay is a Brit about town in Washington DC. When she's not teaching global health or curing the sick, you can find her running Perfect Liars Club, DC's storytelling night with a side of shrewd.
Pierce McManus is a DC-based storyteller. He’s had the pleasure of performing with SpeakeasyDC, StoryLeague, Better Said Than Done, and Perfect Liars Club. When he's not telling stories, Pierce is training for his next marathon or posting embarrassing family photos to his popular blog: Me With a Fish.
Shawn Westfall has been teaching improvisational comedy at the DC Improv for over 10 years, and performing it for much, much longer than that. By day he works in advertising, so he spends a lot of time making crap up. This is his first time on a SpeakeasyDC stage.
Stephanie Garibaldi started directing SpeakeasyDC’s annual SFL show back in 2009, because she needed a distraction from not having a valentine. Now in year 6, the show will have its largest sold-out audience ever at the 9:30 Club, and Stephanie’s happily married. Mere coincidence or karmic justice? You decide.
Joe TayagAsst. Director and Host
Joe Tayag has trained in storytelling through SpeakeasyDC, theatrical improv at Berkeley, and jungle survival skills in the Amazon. For his day-job, Joe translates quantitative and qualitative data into compelling stories to increase health care access in Africa and the Middle East.
SpeakeasyDC has been covered in some of the most respected news outlets in the Washington area including the Washington Post, The Washingtonian, DC Magazine, and The Washington City Paper. Read a sample here.
Washington Post Magazine - The Education Issue Feb 16th, 2012