Celebrating 15 Years!

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Portland Story Theater at The Old Church Concert Hall

Urban Tellers®

Buy Tickets: June 7
ADV $15 | DOS $20 | Arts for All $5
The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers® shows are making a positive impact on our community by giving everyone the fundamental human right To Be Heard. Be a part of this revolution of listening. Come and listen someone into being. Jazz at 7pm. Stories at 8pm.

This 2018-19 Season Finale and final show at TOC features some of your favorite Urban Tellers: Warren McPherson, Lynn Fitch, Frank Engel, Penny Walter and PDX Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard.

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers

15th Annual Season Finale

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

Storytelling Bootcamp

Register Now: May 19
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.

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

Immigrant and Refugee Urban Tellers®

Listen to these stories on our YouTube Channel and as a podcast on iTunes.

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, South Africa, Peru, Italy, Honduras, Russia and Mexico

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

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

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

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.