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.


The Armed Services Arts Partnership offers this course three times a year in the DC location only. Typically classes start during these months for each session.

2019 Spring Session
Starting in March

2019 Summer
Starting in July

2019 Fall Session
Starting in September
(Currently Taking Applications)


2019 Fall

  • Instructor: Stephanie Garibaldi

  • When: Sundays from September 29th – November 3rd, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

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

  • Graduation Show: Monday, November 11th at 7:30 PM at Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)

  • Application Deadline: Applications for our fall 2019 semester will close on August 18th.



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