Love Keeps Us Together

Meg Currell Storytelling Blog 7 Comments

When I was a little girl, I was constantly in love. My first love happened when I was four, a neighbor boy named Jimmy. We were best friends, inseparable. And I loved him. I also loved Joey Oswalt. Then Andy. Then Patrick. Then Michael. Then John. Then another Patrick. Then Tim. I never chased boys—unless we were playing dodgeball or …

Response to Our Podcasts

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5 Stars! “Love these podcasts! You get a better feel for the storyteller and how they develop their story. So fun!” “I love this podcast! You get a story, then the story (and voice) behind the story. If you enjoy authentic storytelling, you’ll want to subscribe to this one.” “As a former Portland resident, I am extremely grateful for the …

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2017 Year in Review

Lynne Duddy Storytelling Blog 2 Comments

Happy New Year! We hope 2018 is going well for you — all 11 days of it so far. We hope that you’ll take our advice and forget the resolutions. Think about living intentionally instead. What matters to you this year? Do that. Everyone at Portland Story Theater thanks you for your continued support. We are grateful for you — …

Portland Story Theater Sparks Face-to-Face Conversations

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Article by Elisa Klein of Portland Society Page | Dec 9, 2017 It was a standing ovation at the Old Church Concert Hall on December 1st, for storytellers and hosts Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. Their December 1st event was one of the many that Portland Story Theater hosts each year. (Photo credit, Kelly Nissl). The nonprofit is the Pacific …

Urban Tellers® Podcast Schedule

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Subscribe to our podcast right now so you won’t miss a thing! We’ve been hard at work creating a new weekly podcast program, naturally called Urban Tellers®. This podcast features in-depth, unscripted interviews with our storytellers. You’ll get to hear their stories, plus get an inside view into the people, the process, and the story behind the story. David Dale …

The Fremont, Our New Home

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As our 12th season approaches, Portland Story Theater is excited to be moving to a new venue: the beautiful, brand-new Fremont Theater! After two full seasons at the cavernous, 375-seat Alberta Abbey, we are stoked to be moving back to a smaller, more intimate space. Located at the corner of NE 24th and Fremont, just nine blocks from Portland Story …

Portland Story Theater’s 2016-2017 Season

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Ever come to that crossroad in life where you just want everything to be more fun, more profound, just more? Are you haunted by that nagging question, “Is this all there is?” I know it’s not just me. I know we’re all searching for something… more. That’s where Portland Story Theater comes in. It fulfills the ‘more’ of life: a …

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Creating Safe Space

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On Saturday, April 9th, we are partnering with PlayWrite, Inc. to create an Urban Tellers® show that gives voice to real, true stories from a new perspective, drawn from PlayWrite’s new Youth Leadership Team. Some of the tellers are guides in the PlayWrite program, while others are young people, ranging from 15-25 years old, who have graduated from the PlayWrite …

Talking Scary Stories

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As Portland Story Theater’s tellers put the final, terrifying touches on their stories for this weekend’s Halloween-inspired Spellbound show, founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard take some time out of their hectic week to reflect on what makes this a unique performance in their storytelling season. Does the storytelling process change when telling personal scary stories versus other stories of love or …

What’s Your Story?

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“In a time where our daily digest arrives in snippets of information from friends, our interests, and news around the world, Portland Story Theater asks us simply to sit and believe.” CHRISTA MORLETTI McINTYRE, Oregon ArtsWatch. What’s your story? That’s the question each teller confronts when working with Portland Story Theater, a non-profit dedicated to the telling of personal stories …

Workshops for All

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For the past ten seasons, founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard have built Portland Story Theater around the concept of community and the sharing of personal stories. In their staple workshop series, Art of the Personal Narrative, Lynne and Lawrence guide six participants through the storytelling process over a five week span. Though the series is an empowering process that participants have …