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Story District“The almost too-good-to-be-true tales make audiences guffaw, cringe, and tear up” — Washington Post
“…settle in as Washingtonians bare their souls and tell entertaining tales about everything from security clearances to online dating’’ — Washingtonian Magazine
Story District is bringing the heat this summer to Union Stage in a three-show series of true stories by real people. In this series, Story District remixes some of its funniest, weirdest, and most moving tales from past shows. Story District has been turning good stories into great performances for the past twenty years–regularly selling out DC’s top venues like the Lincoln Theatre and the 9:30 Club and coaching hundreds of people each year in the art of storytelling.
“It’s better than stand-up comedy– It’s like if David Sedaris, Big Brother and This Is Us had a baby. My friends and I laughed and talked about the show for hours.” — a fan
More about Story District
Story District’s mission is to train and showcase storytelling talent in the Washington, DC, area and to be an exemplar of transformative autobiographical story performance as a way to enrich an understanding of the self and the world, build community, promote compassion, and highlight our shared humanity.
Nominated for the DC Mayor’s Arts Award in 2012 and 2016, dubbed the “gold standard in storytelling” by The Washington Post, and featured on the cover of the September 2017 Washington City Paper for their 20th Anniversary, Story District strives to offer an experience that moves and entertains, illuminates and inspires. One that promotes personal and professional growth, and a connection to community.