15 Years of Story Love

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Our 2018-2019 season begins on October 5th. We’re delighted to be returning to The Old Church with a whole new line-up of real, true stories told face to face, eye to eye, and heart to heart. Our live storytelling shows create a sense of community – an extraordinarily rare experience in this digital age. Urban Tellers® is back stronger than …

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 …

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 …

Kate Ristau, Urban Teller

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As part of Wordstock, I was invited to join Portland Story Theater for a special performance — Urban Tellers® Wordstock Edition. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It wasn’t just one performance; it was a series of workshops led by Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy. We started out by getting to know each other. I had …

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 …

Why I Went Oral

Warren McPherson Storytelling Blog 2 Comments

Any idiot can tell a story. I know. I have been to many a party or function and had an idiot tell me a story. And, sure, being an idiot isn’t always their fault; I think most everyone is an idiot. But, just because I think you’re an idiot doesn’t mean you have to tell a crappy story. On the …

Tell Me A Story

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Photo Credit: O’Dubhda | Diane Ponti[/caption] A  couple hundred people sit in the dark and wait for you to start. All that’s missing is the campfire and a star-studded night sky. You have ten minutes. Go! Tell me a story. The pressure of those ten minutes, those people, provide focus. “Give me your wallet,” the masked man demands as he points …

Addicted to PST

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A year ago, completely entranced by the story a friend told on stage through Portland Story Theater, I signed up for their Urban Tellers workshop. The experience changed my life. Although I had no theater background, I had lots of experience telling stories: as a child brought up in a Southern story-telling family; as a fiction writer (and OK, as …