Main Showroom

Story District

Story District Presents:
Up S**t Creek

A night of true stories about getting in and out of trouble. Featuring eight different storytellers.

July 10


Story District continues its 20 year tradition of showcasing locals telling original true stories on a common theme on the second Tuesday of every month. Be prepared to laugh, think, and possibly tear up as you listen to eight 7-minute true stories about getting in and out of trouble.

Story District has been called the "gold standard in storytelling" by The Washington Post. While some of the stories will be hilarious, this is not a stand-up comedy show. These are true stories from real people, most of whom are taking the stage for the first time ever. Expect a mix of hilarious and heartwarming, light and heavy, but either way, please come to listen and be open to how these stories connect us to our common humanity.


Story District's mission is to turn good stories into great performances, to be a platform for diverse perspectives, and to serve as a pipeline and training ground for new voices and talent in storytelling. Named the "gold standard" in storytelling by the Washington Post and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District reaches an audience of more than 10,000 annually through the production of more than 25 performances, ongoing adult education classes, and custom trainings and performances for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. We value storytelling as a space for people to listen and be heard, connect with others, embrace different perspectives, examine their own lives, and explore what it means to be human.