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

Urban Tellers®

December 7, 2018
The Old Church Concert Hall,
downtown at 1422 SW 11th
(SW Clay & 11th Avenue)

ADV $15 | DOS $20 | Arts for All $5

Jazz when the doors open at 7 pm
Special Guest Jeff Steinbock (soprano sax, tenor sax and flute)
Stories start at 8 pm
featuring Angela Hahn, Kathi Gatlin, Frank Engel, Joanna Agee, and Rob Kass

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

Rogéri Jazz Duo
Roger Paulson (piano) & Laurent Nickel (bass)
Photo by Kelly Nissl

2018-19 Schedule

Urban Tellers®
October 5
November 2 (Immigrant | Refugee Edition)
December 7
March 1
April 5 (Immigrant | Refugee Edition)
May 3
June 7 (Season Finale)

Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer
Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare
January 25 & 26

Warren McPherson’s Solo Show
You Were Supposed to be This Great Thing
February 2

Valentine’s Show, Kiss & Tell
February 9

All shows 18+ Unless Otherwise Noted
Listener Discretion Advised

Storytelling Workshops

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Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

Crash Course in Storytelling

In just under 3 hours you’ll have a chance to learn how to tell your real, true story.

You’ll walk away from this fun, fast-paced session with the bare bones of a story that means something to you.

It all happens at the PDX Story Theater Home Studio on Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:30 am to 1 pm. Join us!

Storytelling Bootcamp

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 Autumn with this session on Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Lunch and Snacks included.

Art of Personal Narrative

Make a real investment in yourself and take PDX Story Theater’s renowned storytelling workshop, the Art of Personal Narrative.

The series includes 7 sessions over 5+ weeks.

The group is limited to only 6 participants who meet in the evenings 7-10:30 PM.

You must meet the prerequisites.

When you’re ready, please call
503-284-2226 to apply for registration.

Immigrants | Refugees

Click here to find out about our Urban Tellers® for Immigrants and Refugees

Portland Story Theater Immigrant and Refugee Urban Tellers® Special Edition at The Old Church Concert Hall

Join Us

We are producing another Immigrant | Refugee Edition in the Spring of 2019. Do you or someone you know want to participate?

If you are a first generation immigrant and/or refugee living in the Portland metro area who wants to tell your personal story, contact us to begin the application process.

All Are Welcome.

Details about this program are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French.

Preethi Srinivas tells her story
“Pretty Young Thing”
Photo by Kelly Nissl

Portland Story Theater’s Immigrant and Refugee Editions of Urban Tellers® have featured storytellers originally from Palestine, Guatemala, Somalia, China, Denmark, Iran, Iraq, Argentina, Ethiopia, Chili, Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Yemen, Venezuela, and Mexico.

We’ve had some press. Please take some time to read these articles about our work:

Portland Monthly
Can Live Storytelling
Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?
With an evening of personal tales
from immigrants and refugees,
Portland Story Theater is betting on it.
by Sarah Hutchins

Oregon Arts Watch
Urban Tellers’ immigrant tales
A new life in words: Portland Story Theater’s immigrant and refugee storytellers weave tales about leaving there and coming here

by Alia Stearns

PSU Vanguard
The Immigrant Story is The American Story
by Marena Riggan

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Portland Story Theater’s 2017-2018 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.