Details March 11

Unprecedented: Stories about breaking ground, pioneering, or being new

Doors 6:30PM / Show 8PM
  • Mar 11th, 2014 at 8:00 PM - Tickets
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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 is one of the most well-known and respected storytelling organizations in the country. Our monthly stoytelling series -- our first program -- has been taking place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Washington, DC since 1997. Over the years, we've added tons of other shows and events, but our monthly show remains SpeakeasyDC's backbone. Tonight's show, like all of our shows, will feature a mix of eight to ten first-time storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night's theme. And if you have a story to tell on this theme, pitch it to us! If you're story is selected, you'll have a rehearsal and the support of our most senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi.

*Note* - seating is first-come-first-served. Arriving before 7:15 increases your chances of getting a seat. You may bring food in, but no outside beverages. We often have the DC BBQ Bus parked out front.


Washington, DC

Tuesday March 11th, 2014 Doors 6:30PM / Show 8PM
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Pre-Show Schmoozing

    Find seats, grab a drink, catch up with friends and meet new ones, bring food in or purchase it at the food truck usually parked out front (food is permitted, but no outside drinks). Cash machine by the door.

  • 8:00 - 9:00

    First Half of Show

    Five storytellers perform their take on the night's theme with a 7-8 minute true story.

  • 9:00 - 9:15


    Get your intermission drink special (announced before the break).

  • 9:15 - 10:00

    Second Half of Show

    Sit tight because there are always four to five more storytellers after the break.

  • 10 - ?


    Sometimes we coordinate an after-party and all are welcome. If something's going on, we'll announce where we are going from the stage before the end of the show.



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.



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. 

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    2009 8th St, NW Washington, DC
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