Portland Story Theater’s 2016-2017 Season

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Ever come to that crossroad in life where you just want everything to be more fun, more profound, just more? Are you haunted by that nagging question, “Is this all there is?” I know it’s not just me. I know we’re all searching for something… more. That’s where Portland Story Theater comes in. It fulfills the ‘more’ of life: a …

Our Busiest Week Yet

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As the old cliche goes, “When it rains, it pours.” This week, Portland Story Theater has nearly hit hurricane status with our packed schedule of events across Oregon–and we couldn’t be more excited. Tomorrow, we are thrilled to work with TEDxMtHood to bring the art of storytelling to participants who are new to the craft with our 90-Minute Storyteller Starter workshop. …

Portland Story Theater Awarded Grant!

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We are so happy to announce that Portland Story Theater has been awarded a Grassroots Grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust! After a year of substantial growth, this grant will help us continue to expand while providing the entertaining and heartfelt stories that our audiences love. One of the most prominent private foundations in Oregon, Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) has provided …

Our Favorite Moments

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This past season was the biggest that Portland Story Theater has ever had. The stories were awe-inspiring and the company of our loyal audience made each performance feel like an intimate gathering. There were countless moments of inspiration, surprise, and joy. Still, some burn brighter in our memories than others–for better or worse. Here are five of the most memorable …

Oasis in The City

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“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 …