Urban Tellers®

Click here to buy tickets!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.”

All shows 21+ unless specifically noted. Listener Discretion Advised.

Coming Up

First Fridays at The Fremont
2393 NE Fremont
October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2
Brews, Bites, Jazz, and Stories

Buy $15 ADV TIX
TIX are $18 day of show

On The Road Comes Home
January 6, 2017

February 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

Refugee Edition
April 7, 2017

Supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust
Invitation to Participate

May 5, 2017

June 2, 2017


Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers®

At Urban Tellers® listeners are invited to embark on a shared experience that is a potent blend of vulnerability and heart. It’s an evening of discovery, connection, and honesty woven together in a tapestry of shared experiences.

Read a review of Urban Tellers® by Oregon Arts Watch

Here’s what audiences are saying…
“The experience was truly wonderful. My friend and I enjoyed the stories.” ~Crystal G.

“Loved this experience! I had a fantastic time.” ~Laura A.

“What a wonderful, exciting, and fresh approach to entertainment. I love Portland Story Theater!” ~Juliene L.

Urban Tellers® push the boundaries between storytellers and listeners, as stories filled with compassion and truth leave everyone transformed. 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.

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 ]