Armchair Adventurer

Lawrence Howard tells Nansen of The North

Nansen of The North

This year, Lawrence Howard takes the Armchair Adventure north, to Norway and Greenland and the East Siberian Islands, to Svarlbard and Spitzbergen and Franz Joseph Land. This year the story goes all the way back to the 1890’s, to the father of polar travel: the one and only Fridtjof Nansen.

Lawrence Howard tells the story of Fridtjof Nansen in NANSEN OF THE NORTH

Fridtjof Nansen,
Father of Polar Travel

2020 Performances

Civic Center, Dallas, Oregon
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Nordia House, Portland, Oregon
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Club House, Crooked River Ranch
Central Oregon
Saturday, April 25, 2020

For more information, please visit Lawrence Howard’s Armchair Adventure page.


Storytelling Workshops

Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

Workshop Offerings

Each workshop is limited to 6 participants with a 1:3 instructor:student ratio.

We offer three different storytelling workshops so that you can learn to express yourself with this amazing art form:

  • 3-Hour Crash Course
  • 1-Day Storytelling Bootcamp
  • 6-Week Art of Personal Narrative
  • All sessions take place at Portland Story Theater’s Home Studio, also known as The Story House, located at 3333 NE 15th Avenue.

    Portland Story Theater Home Studio, The Story house

    The Story House
    PST’s Home Studio

    These workshops give you an opportunity to learn a unique approach to storytelling:
    intentional, heart-felt, transformative.

    You’ll discover how to apply the elements of storytelling to your personal story, reshaping it so you can express yourself in a new and powerful way.

    Registration Holds Your Place

    Please go to our Workshops page to register or call us at 503.284.226 if you’d like more information.


    Urban Tellers®

    Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers® at Nordia House

    Nordia House

    Urban Tellers® is closing out Portland Story Theater’s 2019-2020 season at Nordic Northwest’s Nordia House on Saturday, June 6, 2020 with an Immigrant & Refugee special edition.

    PDX Story Theater live storytelling at Nordic Northwest

    The beautiful Nordia House!

    If you are an immigrant or refugee and are interested in telling a personal story, please contact us at 503-284-2226. We would welcome people from the Nordic Northwest membership to be a part of this unique experience.

    Urban Tellers® Special Edition gives people in Portland’s immigrant and refugee community a chance to identify, develop and perform their own true stories in front of a live audience.

    Urban Tellers® shows give people an inside look into the heart and soul of our community. Urban Tellers® brings together people to share stories of our mutual human experience.

    Tickets $20
    Urban Tellers®
    Saturday, June 6, 2020
    Nordia House
    Doors 6 pm | Stories 7 pm

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    Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

    Portland Story Theater is generously supported by The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Tonkon Torp; Susan Sullivan; John Moe; Diane Ponti and Ward Greene; Ronni Lacroute; Polk Family Charitable Fund; Dana and Steve Dennis; members of the Portland Story Theater Board, Founders’ Circle, and Narrative Network, and many other individual supporters, as well as by the Oregon Community Foundation; The Collins Foundation; James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation; Meyer Memorial Trust; The Kinsman Foundation; The Autzen Foundation; NW Natural Gas; Oregon Arts Commission; and The Oregon Cultural Trust.