Warren McPherson Solo Show

Warren McPherson Solo Show Live Storytelling You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing

You Were Supposed To Be
    This Great Thing

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    Denver August 30
    New York City November 7
    Columbus November 9

Compelling. Vulnerable. Relateable.

When you grow up Catholic and all your mom wants is for you to be The Pope, well, there’s going to be some real disappointment in life. So begins You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing.

Warren McPherson’s 75-minute one-man storytelling show premiered at Portland’s 10th annual Fertile Ground Festival. He is set to make his New York debut at the 10th annual United Solo Theatre Festival in November and will also take it to cities around the country, including Denver, San Francisco, and Columbus.


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
  • 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.

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    New Venue

    Portland Story Theater new home at Nordia House

    On The Move

    Portland Story Theater launches its 16th season in a beautiful brand new venue, Nordia House, the cultural center in Portland’s Southwest quadrant at 8800 SW Oleson Road.

    Contemporary. Elegant. Comfortable. Accessible.

    PDX Story Theater at Nordia House with live storytelling

    The performance space at our new home, Nordia House

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

    Portland Story Theater 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.