Urban Tellers®

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Immigrant and Refugee

Urban Tellers®
Immigrant Refugee Edition

Friday, April 7 (SOLD OUT!)
Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont Street

Second Show Added!
Saturday, April 8
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11 Avenue
A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the United Nations Association’s
Adopt-A-Future program, while a limited number of tickets are available free of charge to the immigrant and refugee community

This show features the real, true stories of immigrants and refugees. We want to humanize and build connection within our urban community. Portland Story Theater is very excited to have Mexico (Refugio Lopez), Denmark (Philip Lund), Indonesia (Lily Ningsih), Argentina (María Luisa Baragli), Iran (Yashar Vasef), and Somalia (Zahra Abukar) represented.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Oregon Cultural Trust, The Collins Foundation, and The Old Church.

The beautiful Fremont Theater is an intimate space and these shows have been selling out days in advance. Don’t delay! Get your tickets before they’re gone.

Urban Tellers® at the Fremont Theater with jazz quartet Quiet Image

Urban Tellers® at the Fremont Theater. Photo by Kelly Nissl

All shows 21+ Unless Otherwise Noted
Listener Discretion Advised

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Armchair Adventurer

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Nansen of The North

Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer
Returns to Bend!
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Bob Hicks, Oregon Arts Watch

One Night Only!
Friday, April 14, 2017

This show at the Cascades Theatre
in Bend, Oregon

Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm
Nansen of the North

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen, Polar Explorer

This show ok for ages 15+
if accompanied by an adult

Before Amundsen, before Scott, before Shackleton, there was Fridtjof Nansen, the great Norwegian, the Father of polar travel, the one who showed them all how it could be done. Adventurer. Scientist. Explorer. Humanitaran. Nansen, who made the first ever crossing of Greenland on ski. Nansen, who locked his ship in the Arctic ice and tried to drift over the Pole. Nansen, who famously said that it is better to go skiing and think about God than it is to go to church and think about skiing. Join us in Bend for a brand new installment in the Armchair Adventurer series: Nansen of the North.

Lawrence Howard, one of the co-founders of Portland Story Theater, launched the Armchair Adventurer series after a tremendous response to the world premiere of “Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare” in 2008. This is the first time he will be telling a story about the Artic.


Storytelling Workshops

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Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

Art of Personal Narrative

PDX Story Theater Home Studio
Starts April 11, 2017
Register: $225
7 sessions over 5 weeks.
Evenings 7-10:30 PM
Art of Personal Narrative

Please check the prerequisites and then call 503-284-2226 to apply for registration.
Culminates in a performance
before a live audience.

2-Hour Workshop

PDX Story Theater Home Studio
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Register: $40 Storytelling Starter
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Storytelling Starter is designed to give you a taste of the fabulous art form of storytelling. Interactive. Fast-paced. Fun!
No pressure to perform.

One-Day Workshop

PDX Story Theater Home Studio
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Register: $150 Storytelling Bootcamp
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Storytelling Bootcamp is a one-day intensive, where you will create new story material, learn about narrative structure and intentional storytelling techniques.
No formal performance.

Everyone 18+ welcome,
No experience necessary
Registration required.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Portland Story Theater’s 2016-2017 Season is generously supported by The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Tonkon Torp; Diane Ponti and Ward Greene; Polk Family Charitable Fund; Dana and Steve Dennis; members of the Portland Story Theater Board, Founding Circle, and Narrative Network, and many other individual supporters, as well as by the Oregon Community Foundation; The Collins Foundation; James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation; Meyer Memorial Trust; The Kinsman Foundation; The Autzen Foundation; NW Natural Gas; and The Oregon Cultural Trust.