Urban Tellers®

To paraphrase playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney, “This is theater as community. It is holy theater not because it exalts something on high, but because for the time onstage, the audience and the storyteller are one, and all those people, though each seeing and hearing it slightly differently, are following the same course and going on a journey together.”

Next Show: Cascade Locks
The Gorge Pavilion
March 5, Saturday
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7 pm

This 1-hour Urban Tellers® show will take place on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30pm, with stories at 7:00pm. This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Autzen Foundation and is free and open to the public. 15+ allowed if accompanied by an adult.

Urban Tellers® is part of the phenomenon that we’ve seen all around the country: real, true stories told on stage in front of a live audience. For more than ten years Portland Story Theater has been leading the way to create a unique fusion of wit and bare-bones emotion expressed on stage. Now we’re bringing it to Cascade Locks. These touring story shows bring the culture of our community to life but they are a world away from a strait-laced book reading. No notes. No memorization. Just the story, the teller, and you!

Storytellerins: LEIGH HANCOCK of Hood River, HOWARD BULICK of Bingen, along with Portland Story Theater co-founders, LYNNE DUDDY and LAWRENCE HOWARD.

Next Portland Show: April 9,
Saturday, Jazz 7 | Stories 8
at Alberta Abbey

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TIX are $18 at the door

UNSCRIPTED. UNAFRAID. UNLIKE any other storytelling experience in Portland. Urban Tellers® pushes the boundaries between teller and audience, as stories filled with compassion and truth leave everyone transformed. Urban Tellers® are fueled by the POWER OF THEIR STORIES and the ENERGY OF THE AUDIENCE. Each storyteller has a mere 12 minutes, and listeners are invited to embark on a shared experience that is a potent blend of vulnerability and heart. The stories people tell at Urban Tellers® are always about something that matters, something that changed them, something that made them who they are. Everyone who hears these stories is also changed – transformed – shaped by the truth of the present moment they share with the storytellers. Things kick off at 7 pm with music by jazz quartet, Bamberger, Engel, Hines, and Eave, followed by stories from graduates of the PlayWrite, Inc. program starting at 8 pm


A Taste of Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers®

Audience Favorites

Top Ten of 2014

This past year we had the great fortune to work with so many beautiful people who created an amazingly eclectic body of work. There were so many good stories it was almost impossible to narrow it down. But as we begin a new year, we want to share ten of our 2014 favorites with you. These stories — and many others — are available for viewing on our YouTube channel. Many can be downloaded as Podcasts from our new SoundCloud channel. Subscribe to both and don’t miss a thing. Enjoy!

Warren McPherson, Bucking The List
[ video | podcast ]

Leigh Hancock, Bad Review
[ video | podcast ]

Tim Stapleton, It Was Snowing
[ video | podcast ]

Annie LaGanga, Ex Libris
[ video ]

John Mink, A Bump In The Road Less Traveled
[ video | podcast ]

Lena Moon, The Miracle of Honey
[ video | podcast ]

Howard Bulick, Migration
[ video | podcast ]

Kate Raphael, The Things We Carry
[ video ]

Daniel LaForce, …My Father’s Son
[ video ]

Jeri Jenkins, The Porch
[ video | podcast ]