Rating: 4.9 stars   214 reviews


1525 Newton St, NW Washington DC 20010 USA


Through the art of autobiographical story performance, SpeakeasyDC (formerly Washington Storytellers Theatre) gives voice to the authentic experience of ordinary people, provides a creative outlet, builds community, and promotes cross-cultural understanding. We have a three-part mission: to produce high quality storytelling performances; provide extensive training and performance opportunities; and preserve the oral tradition, while experimenting with new definitions and expressions that speak to and enrich contemporary life.

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Produce monthly storytelling performances that encourages local participation in storytelling and nurtures newly developing performers

produce series of workshops and educational programs to support and develop the local storytelling community

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched SpeakEasy DC grow from a local unstructured open mike format to what it has become.....a premier event with educators and tutors to provide the public with a rare opportunity to tell your story with professional guidance. Any SpeakEasy DC event is professional, intersting, mostly humorous and the best bargain in town for a night out. Can't wait for the next show.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Uplifting the spirit and understanding our diverse culture

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of performances and extend their services to the corporate sector.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Speakeasy DC is an incredible organization. All of my experiences with them have been positive. They have a great team and provide a really exception art experience in the Washington area.

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I've had the pleasure to be on their advisory board, to host events and to perform.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to expand to include an open mic night in Virginia.

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