Addicted to PST

Leigh Hancock Storytelling Blog 0 Comments

A year ago, completely entranced by the story a friend told on stage through Portland Story Theater, I signed up for their Urban Tellers workshop. The experience changed my life. Although I had no theater background, I had lots of experience telling stories: as a child brought up in a Southern story-telling family; as a fiction writer (and OK, as …

Belonging

Darby Sanders Storytelling Blog 0 Comments

Our Urban Tellers show last week showcased what Portland Story Theater is all about–authentic storytelling. When storytellers open up and share the stories closest to their hearts, it can be a deeply moving experience, and last Saturday was no exception. As the tellers shared personal experiences from their own lives, their true emotions shone through, causing many of us in the audience to be …

Oasis in The City

Darby Sanders Storytelling Blog 0 Comments

“At first, they’re strangers…” When you first walk into a Portland Story Theater show at the Alberta Abbey, you are handed a program and welcomed to the show. The program features six faces and a small blurb about each of them. You read it dutifully before resting it in your lap. You may even recognize one of the tellers walking …