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: Throughout 2018 and 2019, ASAP is conducting a Program Impact Evaluation (PIE) with Dr. Tom Ford of Western Carolina University and Dr. Janelle Junkin of unlock Ngenuity, LLC. ASAP is currently recruiting participants for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 classes. Fall 2018 Participants will complete a 25-minute survey before classes begin, a post-class survey two weeks after classes conclude, follow-up surveys again at three months and six months, and at least one interview or focus group. Participants waitlisted for 2019 will be asked to participate in a pre- and post-survey in Fall 2018. Completion of each survey automatically enters participants into a drawing for a gift card. Participation in the PIE is voluntary, and your willingness to participate will not affect your admission into the program. If you have any questions about the PIE, please feel free to contact ASAP staff at hello@asapasap.org.


  • Instructors: Joseph Price and Stephanie Garibaldi

  • When: Sundays, September 30th - November 4th, 11:30AM to 2:30 PM; grad show scheduled for November 11th at 7:30PM

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

  • Application Deadline: Applications for Storytelling 101 are now closed.


In 2018, we are grateful to receive programmatic support for Storytelling 101 from Got Your 6