Immigrants | Refugees

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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 Fall of 2018. 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, Argentina, Ethiopia, Chili, Indonesia, 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

Narrative Network

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Portland Story Theater's Narrative Network

Narrative Network

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Portland Story Theater.

Join the NARRATIVE NETWORK, and help Portland Story Theater share great stories, build genuine connections in our urban community, and have a great time doing it!

Narrative Network Live Storytelling Events

Have fun with other story lovers while supporting Portland Story Theater!
Photo by Scott Bump

Build a sustainable stream of revenue to help Portland Story Theater bring heart, humor, and the voices of the People of Portland to the stage and to the air waves.

Your contribution will help us continue building our community through story in 2017 and beyond.


Celebrating 15 Years!

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

Urban Tellers®

October 5, 2018
The Old Church Concert Hall,
downtown at 1422 SW 11th
(SW Clay & 11th Avenue)

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

Jazz by our house band Tonight’s Special when the doors open at 7 pm
with stories starting at 8 pm.

Jazz by Tonight’s Special at every show.
Photo by Kimmie Fadem

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
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

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.