Portland Story Theater’s Mainstage is a program that fosters the art of storytelling. Mainstage features stories by audience favorites who have worked with us before either in Urban Tellers®, our artist-in-residence program, or our Solo Festival, Singlehandedly. Each Mainstage show features storytellers who develop and shape their stories using our unique collaborative process. Beyond mere theatrical experience, beyond mere entertainment, Portland Story Theater is an ever-growing community telling stories that matter.

Portland Story Theater Mainstage 2015-2016 Season

Founders, Friends, and Faves
Season Kickoff

To start the season off right, the best of Portland Story Theater’s tellers will gather for a night of celebrated storytelling. Hear stories from Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, Penny Walter along with some of your favorite Urban Tellers® Leigh Hancock, Warren McPherson, and John Mink!

Saturday, September 12
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Spellbound, Halloween Gathering
Featuring Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, Amanda Trudell, Tim Stapleton, Mary Welch with Annie La Ganga of Austin. Music by Bamberger, Engel, Hines and Eave with special guests Meoneo from Bonn, Germany.

Saturday, September 12
Hosted by SAM A. MOWRY
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Kiss & Tell, Valentine’s
Looking for something different than the standard dinner-and-a-movie date this Valentine’s? With sizzling hot, scintillating stories of sexy, spicy romance, Kiss & Tell is an experience like no other. Enjoy real, true stories of love while indulging in chocolate and champagne. This event is hosted by the incomparable accordion virtuoso Eric Stern, with stories from some of Portland Story Theater’s favorite performers.

Saturday, February 13
Hosted by ERIC STERN

Luck of The Irish
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in true Irish fashion with plenty of music, rambunctious entertainment, and stories that are sure to lighten your spirit. Hosted by Irish speaker, dancer, singer, and musician, Brian Ó hAirt and fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love, this evening promises to be a rollicking good time for all. Stories and limericks by Beth Rogers, Lawrence Howard, and Lynne Duddy with traditional Irish music throughout the evening by Jim Lowenherz and Brenda Scearcy of Innisfree with Brian Ó hAirt joining in.