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February 22, 2011

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February 22, 2011

My husband and I attended "Logic, Luck, and Love" for your first Valentine's Day as a married couple.

It was the perfect evening - edgy, funny, touching. We hope to see many more of these shows in the future!

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

My local community.

Ways to make it better...

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

Offer more performances

February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011

I first encountered SpeakeasyDC when it was still part of Washington Storytellers Theater, maybe in 2005. I began telling stories immediately, and Speakeasy became a homebase for me. I have performed more than 10 times on stage, and taken several storytelling classes. This experience led me to other storytelling experiences including appearing in the Capitol Fringe Festival. What is most admirable about SpeakeasyDC is the clear decision and commitment taken to be an educational venue for all, a place where non-tellers could try it out, gain skills and coaching, all in front of a very generous audience, and all while assuring the top quality possible -- a very difficult formula indeed, but one that's been met and more. The staff, board and volunteers are extraordinarily loyal - and their energy, charisma and talent continue to sustain a high quality endeavor that now has deep roots in the community and increasing connectivity nationwide.

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

In terms of my own growth as a storyteller and my enjoyment of watching others perform. Also see my review above.

Ways to make it better...

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

Consider loosening the format a bit, in order to allow some more variation in the narrative structure chosen.

February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011

Speakeasy is about as good an organization as I've seen in the 60+ years I've lived in DC. It works on so many levels. First, it is about building community through the intimacy of sharing true stories with strangers, acquantances and friends. Second, it is about building community through a gathering where new friendships and connections are made. Third, it is about the highest quality of entertainment available. Every night it will make you laugh, make you think and make one aware of the quality of the shared human journey. Fourth, it is about quality and professionalism. Because of the quality of the coaching, screening, and educational services the open mics are always of the highest quality. It is amazing to witness the incredible level of amatuer quality that is manifest EVERY tuesday. Because fo this quality it self generates an expanding outward spiral of quality. More peopel coem because of the high level of quality, really good tellers are motivated by the quality to tell, the level of quality continues to grow. Remarkable.

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

both as an audience member for the last 4 years and as a three time teller over the last two years

Ways to make it better...

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

fund it to a much greater extent so that it could reach a much larger audience and be able to serve a more diverse demographic

February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011

I'm a writer and have attended several SpeakeasyDC storytelling performances. I am always delighted by the way I feel after hearing a really good story. Some of the stories are humorous and some are serious, but they're always true tales from people's personal experiences. An excellent night out.

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Good storytelling is inspiring to me as a writer.

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I'm not a fan of the open-mic section of the shows at the very end. Without the training and coaching the performers have received, the audience members usually don't measure up to the rest of the show and often leave me feeling slightly disapointed.

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

I went to a Speak Easy event for the first time last week. I was just looking for a fun night out and didn't really have high expectations of seeing "great theater". Having trained at Tisch School of Performing Arts in New York and worked professionally on both coasts I can tell you it was in fact an EXCEPTIONAL night of theater. The presentation was simple, clean, polished, and completely compelling. Speak Easy somehow has managed to bottle the magic of feeling that you are both in your your living room listening to personal stories (in this case of life and love) told by the most entertaining friend you have. I want to go see there shows every chance I get from now on. The organization of the event was flawless. In Yiddisb there is a word that I think sums it up best. Speak Easy is Hamisha AND High Art. I'm so grateful DC has a theater event like this. I hope it's around forever!

The Great!

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

Renewing my faith in humanity and my ability to have a great theater experience in DC!

Ways to make it better...

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

Make sure they had enough financing to keep going!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Everything

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

I served as DJ for Dance Place and SpeakeasyDC's Valentine's Day party and had a spectacular time. The dress rehearsal was my first encounter with the group, and we agreed that I'd play intro and exit music for all the speakers before hitting the decks for the party.

The evening of the
show is one I won't forget. The emcee was engaging and the performers were incredibly compelling, giving the audience an authentic slice of their life. I really enjoyed playing my small part in their act and during the dance I enjoyed chatting with a few of the speakers who approached my table.

The event turned out very well and I really enjoyed my window into this great organization. I'll be sure to seek them out again.

-Dan Bloom
"GlowStik" www.twitter.com/GlowStikMusik

The Great!

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

observing their professionalism and artistry in delivering the spoken word.

Ways to make it better...

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

broaden its partnership with multiple practitioners of art and continue seeking innovative venues like the art-o-matic lounge. great idea!

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

I work at a DC museum and we have had fantastic experiences with SpeakeasyDC. They presented a program at one of our annual festivals, recruiting speakers and training storytellers. It was the most meaningful part of the program last year and was extraordinarily moving. We can't wait to work with them again!

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a fabulous program. Our staff, volunteers and visitors were blown away by the extraordinary experience that SpeakeasyDC helped facilitate.

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

love to work with them more often. I wish that we had the resources to use them more efficiently.

February 15, 2011

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February 15, 2011

Speakeasy showcases the real lives of real people- it allows a personal way of storytelling that is much more touching than what braodway tends to promote.

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An awesome show!

Ways to make it better...

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

More shows (which takes more funding!)

February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

I can't say enough about SpeakeasyDC. From its prescient topics to its creation of communities around the act of telling stories, SpeakeasyDC provides our city with the opportunity to explore the lost art of story telling in a time of increasing social disconnectedness.

The Great!

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

The social interactions and friends I've made from the group

Ways to make it better...

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

Improve the web site, seek a more permanent venue for monthly storytelling events and classes

More feedback...

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Subject matter. Very few organizations are focusing on bringing out an individual's flair for storytelling.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

The open mic nights are outstanding! Every story tight and funny! Very imaginative. What's truely wonderful about this organization is it includes regular people. Anyone that can tell a story can participate. They professionally coach the participants as well. The talent also incompasses Emmy Award winning journalists and professional writers. The price of the ticket is reasonable. The audience is like family. It's a great night out.

The Great!

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

as a student, participant and audience member

Ways to make it better...

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

have more performances

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