SPEAKEASY DC'S MAVERICKS AND OUTLIERS:
Stories About Defying Convention and Challenging the Status Quo


Returning to the DCJCC by popular demand, SpeakeasyDC brings another night of hilarious and heartfelt true tales by DC’s finest storytellers. Each story will shed a new perspective on Mavericks and Outliers, a theme that resonates deeply in films such as The Women Pioneers, Regina, Fading Gigolo and many others throughout this year’s festival.

Directed by: Meredith Maslich & John Kevin Boggs

   
  PJ ANDREWS
 
PJ Andrews has been living in Washington, DC for the better part of the last decade.He spends his weekdays working for the government and his weekends working with youth to build a better world (mainly by dominating them on the basketball court).

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KATY BARRETT

Katy Barrett discovered Speakeasy DC two years ago at My So Called Jewish Life, and has been hooked ever since.  She has performed several times, and loves being a part of this amazing community. 

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KEVIN BOGGS

Storyteller and actor, Kevin Boggs has coached hundreds of individuals  since becoming part of the SpeakeasyDC  faculty in 2008. He "comes by storytelling naturally" since he grew up in Jonesborough, TN, the home of the National Storytelling Festival. 

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MARSHA DUBROW

Marsha Dubrow writes the DC Art Travel column for examiner.com, and volunteers for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington Humane Society, among others. She earned an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing and Literature at Bennington College.

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LEIGH JAMESON

Leigh Jameson is delighted to be returning to the SpeakeasyDC family. As an actor, she has performed on stages from Alaska to Texas to Maine in productions that run the gamut from fairy tales to Shakespeare to classic musical theatre, but you might recognize her as the Oregon cult member poisoning unsuspecting townspeople via salad dressing in National Geographic’s  Inside Bioterror

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MEREDITH MASLICH

Meredith Maslich has introduced hundreds of people to the art of storytelling since joining the SpeakeasyDC faculty in 2008. She has also led corporate storytelling training workshops for a variety of organizations including the Maryland Library Association, The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, and the American Heart Association.

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KEITH MELLNICK

Keith Mellnick is a freelance photographer and writer currently based in Washington, DC. His photos of the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Central Asia have appeared in publications by National Geographic Books, on the Atlantic’s Cities website, and in his mom’s house.

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NICK NEWLIN

Nick Newlin has been entertaining children of all ages for 30 years with his high-energy super-fun comedy juggling act.  He has performed solo and with his wife the Queen of Whimsey in all 50 states and internationally, combining ridiculous wordplay with awesome juggling, merry music, and a silly zest for life and love of fun! 

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AMY SAIDMAN

Amy Saidman, Artistic Executive Director of SpeakeasyDC, has been the driving force behind the growth of storytelling as a performance genre in Washington, DC and regionally. Called DC's "matriarch of storytelling", she's been running SpeakeasyDC's programs, telling stories, hosting, inventing new ways to present storytelling, building relationships with other local arts groups, and spreading the gospel since 2001.

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ANNE THOMAS

Anne Thomas is a master of reinvention.  She has been an oil & gas landman, an employment civil rights attorney, a conflict resolution expert, and a leadership development innovator before becoming a storyteller.

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DATES AND TICKETS

Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC



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