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.


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: Application deadline for our fall 2019 program season has now closed.


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.

Applications will be start being accepted in late December/early January for the 2020 program year.

2020 Spring Session
Starting in March

2020 Summer
Starting in July

2020 Fall Session
Starting in September

Note to Applicants:
Please be sure to complete your application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will be asked to re-submit. Please note: only accepted applicants will be admitted into the class through ASAP's confirmation process. Submitted applications do not guarantee admission into any programs offered through ASAP.

More About ASAP:
Our mission is to cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts. Learn more

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