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 (No cello this time)
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

Immigrants | Refugees

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

Urban Tellers®

Buy Tickets: April 5 at TOC
ADV $15 | DOS $20 | Arts for All $5
This program focuses on the real, true stories of immigrants and refugees who now call Portland home. We want to humanize and build connection within our urban community.

This Special Edition features Oksana Davletshina (Russia), Angela Zagarella (Italy), Nimisha Gokaldas (South Africa), Alejandro Vilches (Honduras), Luzi Moreno Gilson (Mexico), and Katerina Perfilova (Russia).

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers Immigrants and Refugees

Urban Tellers Immigrants & Refugees
at The Old Church Concert Hall
Photo by Kelly Nissl

Rogéri Jazz Duo when the doors open at 7 pm
Stories start at 8 pm

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


Storytelling Workshops

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Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

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 next series starts on Wednesday, April 10th and includes 7 sessions over 5+ weeks and culminates in an Urban Tellers® show on May 3rd.

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.

Crash Course in Storytelling

In just under 3 hours you’ll get a taste of the fabulous art form of storytelling. Interactive. Fast-paced. Fun!.

In all of our workshops, we teach intentional storytelling where people will learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity.

Treat yourself by being a part of this session on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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 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.