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Torpedo Factory Art Center Presents Story District: Favorites

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Event: Friday, June 23 at 8pm
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The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes Story District for their first-ever Virginia event on Friday, June 23, at 8 pm. The after-hours performance features some of the finest storytellers to have performed on the Story District stage.

Through contemporary autobiographical story performances, Story District gives voice to the experiences of ordinary people, builds community, and promotes understanding.

“Story District is excited to premier our first show at the Torpedo Factory and expand our reach to story fans across the river,” said Amy Saidman, Story District director.

Though the Torpedo Factory is the first Virginia venue, Story District collaborated with many other organizations in the District including: the NEA’s Big Read, Atlas Performing Arts Center, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, Woolly Mammoth, Capital Fringe Festival, Dance Place, and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

It’s most known in the region for its monthly open-mic storytelling series. On average, Story District trains about 120 storytellers each year through the program. This earned them the distinction of being named the “gold standard” in storytelling by The Washington Post and voted one of the best Open Mics in DC by Washington City Paper.

June 23 Performers:

  • Host: Scott Hollingsworth
  • Graham Campbell
  • Andrea Jones
  • Keith Mellnick
  • Vijai Nathan (Hear a story)
  • Cody Pomerantz
  • Corey Quinlan Taylor
  • Chris Wade
  • Sarah Weber

“Storytelling is an art form that is truly universal,” said Daniel Guzman, programs manager at the Torpedo Factory. “Every society has some history based in oral traditions. Story District is preserving this art in the D.C. area and we’re excited to partner with them to bring this performance to Alexandria.”

The performance on Friday, June 23 starts at 8 pm, but the doors open at 7:30. General admission tickets are $20. Visit torpedofactory.org/storydistrict for tickets and further information.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 North Union St., Alexandria, VA.