Story Archive

Personal stories are the lifeblood of Portland Story Theater. Below are samplings of both videos and podcasts, plus a list of storytellers who are affiliated with Portland Story Theater.


The people who tell their personal narrative with Portland Story Theater come from all walks of life, ethnicities, genders, religions, and ages. Some are professional performers. Some our amateurs and this is their first time telling before a live audience.


We have a large collection of of videos on YouTube thanks to Liz Vaughan of Dead Tech and our former videographer, Aaron Hartling. Please visit this site to access our entire online collection.

Cable Access

Urban Tellers® is on TV! Liz Vaughan joined our team as videographer in 2017 and wanted to make a TV series that would give people even more access to the real, true stories of the people of Portland. It launches on October 1st via Open Signal, Portland’s Community Media Center.

There will be six episodes in the fall season, beginning on Sunday, October 1st, with a new episode airing every other Sunday after that. Each episode will feature two complete stories from our 2016-17 season at the Fremont Theater.

The episodes will be aired on channels 11, 22 and 23. Check your TV Guide for info on which channel to go to, depending on whether you have Comcast or Centurylink. Channel 11 is CAN, Channels 22 and 23 are ITN.

Check your local TV Guide for airings in your area!


Visit our Urban Tellers Podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and on your favorite app. Each episode includes a listen to a short story followed by a conversation with the storyteller and Portland Story Theater founders, Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. These episodes are produced in part by Sweetlime Productions and funded in part by a generous grant from The Kinsman Foundation.

We also have a collection of every story told available as individual podcasts on SoundCloud that feeds into iTunes thanks to Warren McPherson. Please visit this site to access our entire online collection.