Urban Tellers®

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers

Urban Tellers®

Saturday, May 14
Venue: Alberta Abbey
Portland, Oregon

Advance Tickets $15

Doors 7:00 PM | Show 8:00 PM

Recommended for 21+. Attendees 17+ must be accompanied by an adult.

Every month, a group of six people come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater’s Art of Personal Narrative workshops. The results are highly personal and authentic narratives. This Urban Tellers® features Samantha Auclair, Brad Clark, Jim Fairchild, Gillian Summers, Sarah Willis, and Donna Zerner. Story by story, we bring people closer into our urban community. These programs are made possible through the generous support from our donors — people like you — who care about art and culture in our community. Donate today.

Doors open at 7 pm with improvisational jazz from Bamberger, Engel, Hines and Eave. Stories at 8 pm.


Shackleton, The Untold Story

Shackleton, The Untold Story with Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater

Shackleton, The Untold Story

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Venue: The Cascades Theatrical Company
Bend, Oregon

Advance Tickets

Doors 6:30 PM | Show 7:30 PM

This program is appropriate for
Young Adults, age 15+

Solo Speak is bringing Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater back to Bend with his latest Armchair Adventure. If you think you have heard the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic, ill-fated expedition to Antarctica, think again. This year, the Armchair Adventurer goes back to its roots with Shackleton, the story that started it all. For the first time ever, Howard tells the harrowing story of the Ross Sea Party — those valiant men on the other side of the continent — who gave everything they had to lay down the caches of food and fuel along the route caches that, as it turned out, Shackleton never used.

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Storytelling Workshops

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Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

One-Day Workshop

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Venue: Portland Story Theater Home Studio
Portland, Oregon

$150 Storytelling Bootcamp

10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

This workshop is open to anyone age 18+

Storytelling Bootcamp is a one-day (7.5 hour) intensive, where you will create new story material, learn about narrative structure and intentional storytelling techniques, and have a chance to share your stories while getting individual feedback.

This one-day workshop, Storytelling Bootcamp, is sure to spark your interest in personal narrative. No pressure to perform. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Includes individual time with the instructors.


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