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It’s that time of year when we look to our fans to rally support and love for SpeakeasyDC. We hope we can count on your support this year. It’s participation and contributions from people like you that help SpeakeasyDC thrive. Your support and involvement over the years enabled us to celebrate our 16th anniversary in October, and it’s why our future looks so bright.
Our 2012-13 season was a year of milestones. It was our best year yet in terms attendance at shows, the number of students enrolled in classes and the number of workshops and consulting contracts. Taking a look with a longer lens, just since 2010, we have doubled ticket sales and more than doubled class enrollment. Pretty amazing, right?
With growth, of course, comes more expenses. Our programming covers almost 70% of our costs, but the remainder comes from grants and donations like yours. We’re fortunate to have support this year from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, but we have to match $30,000 of those grants with funds that we raise on our own. That’s where you come in.
SpeakeasyDC’s 2013-14 season has already started out strong with five classes, the premiere of Anne Thomas’ and John Donvan’s solo shows and SpeakeasyDC’s Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story which brought down the house over two nights at the Atlas and paid homage to DC’s vibrant and distinct history and culture. We just finished a second successful and fun run of the SpeakeasyShorts Film Contest—a unique marriage of film and live storytelling collaboration with DC Shorts and the DC Film Office that can only be found here in the District.
We’re gearing up for our 4th annual Top Shelf at 9:30 Club on Jan 10; a second program for high school students at SEED; a new show as part of the Jewish Film Festival in March; a special event for Teacher Appreciation Day in May; a re-mount of Born This Way at Reston Community Center in June; and new versions of beloved annual shows like My So Called Jewish Life on Dec 3; Sucker for Love on Feb 14, and Story Showdown, SpeakeasyDC’s storytelling game-show in June.
We hope that you’ll take part in helping SpeakeasyDC realize its mission to pursue excellence, innovation and authenticity in contemporary, autobiographical story performance; to offer the best storytelling classes and trainings in the country; to support the personal and professional growth of our students and storytellers; to build community; and to be a platform for diverse perspectives.
We believe that this mission supports our vision of a more creative, compassionate, and connected society in which there are opportunities to deepen an understanding of the self, the other, and the world
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Storytelling Boot Camp – A one-day crash course in the art of telling a story (CLASS FULL JOIN WAITLIST)
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