Portland Story Theater Building Community
Through Story Since 2004
Dear Friend of PST,
Lawrence Howard and Lynne duddy, Portland Story TheaterWe hope this e-mail finds you well and getting ready to celebrate the holidays with the people you love. We want to thank all the people whose friendship and encouragement and support has nourished us and helped us keep the story going throughout the year!
     From very humble beginnings in 2004, Portland Story Theater has become the Pacific Northwest's premiere storytelling organization, bringing the true, personal stories of the people of Portland to life. Many of you reading this message are new friends and many of you have been with us from the very beginning. We thank you, one and all!
You Make The Difference
     Our Urban Tellers shows are the cornerstone of Portland Story Theater's community-building mission. Dozens and dozens of ordinary people have gone through the workshop and then stood on the stage to share the universal truths of their human experience. A few years ago, we launched the Immigrant & Refugee Edition, which has proven to be a transformative program for our community at large. Coaching all of these people and helping them tell their stories has been a profoundly meaningful and gratifying experience.
     Some of you have already sent us your generous tax-deductible donations, and we are so very thankful. Really. It has been so uplifting to be on the receiving end of your generosity.
     Portland Story Theater is an investment in opening minds, challenging assumptions, and finding common ground. Our call to action is to step up, provide safe space for each other and engage in ways that matter. We ask that you make a donation to support the kind of intimate theater that Portland Story Theater creates. Theater that takes the kind of risks needed to be vulnerable and to engage each other in eye-to-eye, heart-to-heart, face-to-face conversations.
     Why would you give money to Portland Story Theater when every day you are getting pleas from the displaced, the poor, the hungry? Because Portland Story Theater nourishes the soul. And souls save the world.
Please make your year-end gift
Support the work of Portland Story Theater, 
work that unites people, breaks down barriers, and builds community
Here are some ways your gift helps us build a stronger community:
  • Support of our on-going immigrant and refugee program
  • Scholarships for budding storytellers who can't afford to pay the full workshop fee
  • Uniting the voices of Portland to share a new narrative
    that reflects our values
Please consider making a tax-deductible, end-of-year donation to Portland Story Theater so we can keep bringing you true, personal stories - told face to face, eye to eye, and heart to heart.
Thanks, and May The Narrative Be With You!®
Peace on Earth,
Lawrence and Lynne
Portland Story Theater
Portland Story Theater is generously supported by people like you -- our individual supporters -- along with The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Ronni Lacroute; Tonkon Torp; Diane Ponti and Ward Greene; Susan Sullivan; John Moe; Polk Family Charitable Fund; Dana and Steve Dennis; members of the Portland Story Theater Board, Founding Circle, and Narrative Network, 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; and The Oregon Cultural Trust. Portland Story Theater is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation to Portland Story Theater is tax deductible within the limits of the law. Thank you! 
email: tellers@pdxstorytheater.org
phone: (503) 284 2226  
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photo Credit: O'Dubhda