We are thrilled to partner with Story District to offer free storytelling classes for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. This six-week, Storytelling 101 course, will help students translate experiences and stories into meaningful performances. Called the "gold standard in storytelling" by the Washington Post, our master teachers walk students through the steps of identifying material, developing a narrative structure, and connecting with an audience. All courses culminate with a graduation performance for friends, family, and members of the local community. If you are interested in hearing the stories of our Storytelling 101 graduates, please check out our Storytelling YouTube playlist below. 


Upcoming Class

Please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in Storytelling 101, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@asapasap.org.



  • Instructors: Stephanie Garibaldi and Mike Baireuther

  • When: Sundays from July 14th - August 18th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Where: Story District, 3329 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010

  • Graduation Show: Sunday, August 25th at 7:30 PM at Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)

  • Application Deadline: Applications for our Summer 2019 Storytelling 101 Class will be accepted on a rolling basis.


We are grateful to receive programmatic support for Storytelling 101 from the PenFed Foundation.