Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare

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Portland Story Theater Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare with Storyteller Lawrence Howard Armchair Adventurer and Laurent Nickel cellist

Lawrence Howard
Armchair Adventurer
Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare

This is the story of how Ernest Shackleton and the 27 men of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 survived on the ice and eventually came to safety. It is a heroic tale of hardship and suffering, of courage, determination and fortitude.

Laurent Nickel, cellist

Laurent Nickel
Sonic Soundscape
Photo: Kelly Nissl

This rendition of Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare debuted in January 2019 as part of the Fertile Ground Festival. It is an amazing collaboration between storyteller Lawrence Howard and cellist Laurent Nickel, with visuals by experience design developer Michael Hill. Together, they’ve created an immersive audio/visual experience that audiences love. There is only one more chance to hear this story.

Saturday, April 27 (Story | Cello | Images)
Crooked River Ranch: FANs (Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area) $15 | Nonmembers $18 | If the show is not sold out, tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 (There will be cello!) This show will most likely sell out! Seating is limited to 75 in the Juniper Room, so registration is required and now open. 4 pm until 7 pm with intermission
Tickets for this event at Crooked River Ranch

Urban Tellers®

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Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers® at The Old Church Concert Hall

Urban Tellers®

Buy Tickets: May 3 at TOC
ADV $15 | DOS $20 | Arts for All $5
The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers® are shaped by the truth and perspective of the present moment. Authentic. Funny. Honest.

Stories at 8pm, featuring Urban Tellers® Amanda Starr, Matt Coburn, Niani Dünner, Duncan Wyndham, Oksana Davletshina, and Bill Stenson.

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers

Urban Tellers
at The Old Church Concert Hall
Photo by Ó Dubhda

Live music with house band Rogéri Jazz Duo at 7pm when the doors open.

Portland Story Theater's jazz duo, Rogéri, plays at every show


All shows 21+ unless specifically noted.

Storytelling Bootcamp

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Portland Story Theater Storytelling Bootcamp

Storytelling Bootcamp

If you’ve been thinking about taking our storytelling bootcamp workshop, now is the time to act. Make the choice to be a part of something uplifting, something that matters.

This one-day intensive gives you an opportunity to learn about our 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, powerful way.

Launch your Spring with this session on Sunday,
May 19, 2019
, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Lunch and Snacks included.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Portland Story Theater’s 2018-2019 Season is generously supported by The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Tonkon Torp; 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.