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Portland Story Theater workshops are fun!

Learn to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart.
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Please Note Workshops for the general public are suspended until 2023. Please get on our email list to receive updates about up-coming workshops. Thank you. Custom team building experiences for the business environment are available by special request. Please see our Team Building page for more information.

Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy of Portland Story Theater facilitate in-person workshops for anyone 21+ in three different formats: 3-hour, 1-day, 6-week.

We teach intentional storytelling where you’ll learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity. This is intimate work. Our approach teaches you to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. We offer three different public workshops to fit your level of interest and your schedule.

Adults 21+ Only | No Refunds or Exchanges

Crash Course in Storytelling

3-hour Commitment
10:30am to 1:30pm
Registration guarantees your place

$75 Registration

If you just want to see if storytelling is your thing, take this lively workshop, Storytelling Crash Course. Fast-paced and fun, you’ll have a chance to discover your inner storyteller! No pressure. No performance.

Weekend Classes
Offered Quarterly

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Storytelling Bootcamp

One-Day Commitment
10:30 am – 6:00 pm with lunch break
Registration guarantees your place

$200 Registration

Maybe our one-day Storytelling Bootcamp fits your level of interest in personal narrative, and more importantly, your busy schedule. No pressure to perform. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Includes individual time with the instructors

One-Day Classes
Offered Quarterly

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Art of Personal Narrative

Six-Week Commitment
Evenings 7 pm – 10:30 pm
Registration guarantees your place

$475 Registration

Please click here to make sure that you meet the prerequisites BEFORE calling 503-284-2226 for registration details and information.

If you’re ready for a creative challenge and have been thinking that you’d really like to explore storytelling in depth, the 7-session Art of Personal Narrative is the perfect opportunity to discover, craft, and tell your story to a live audience.

Please let us know if you require a disability accommodation.

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