Building Community
through story since 2004
Portland Story Theater Founders Lawrence Howard and Lynne DuddyDear Friend of PST,
We are so glad you're here! We've missed you... Everyone at Portland Story Theater is excited that we are launching our sixteenth season. Wow... Sweet 16!
Thank you for your continued support: listening, telling, being present. Things are evolving and there's lots happening at Portland Story Theater. In this issue, you'll find out about:
Portland Story Theater at Nordia House, Nordic NorthwestJoin us for our 16th Season at the beautiful Nordia House, located at 8800 SW Oleson Road in Portland Oregon. (Map) The people here are so nice and this is going to be a real partnership. It's very easy to get to and there's plenty of free parking. The performance space is spectacular! 
Contemporary. Elegant. Accessible.
We sincerely hope that all of you will join us at Nordia House and help us honor our new partnership with Nordic Northwest. READ MORE
Come to A Show! 
Urban Tellers at Nordia HouseThis season, Portland Story Theater is producing three shows in Portland at Nordia House. The rest of the time, we're on the road. To kick off the season see our Urban Tellers® show on Saturday, September 28th as part of the StoryFest in Dallas, Oregon. Then on Saturday, November 2nd we'll be at Nordia House for a brand new Urban Tellers®. And if you're in the New York City area, you won't want to miss Warren McPherson's solo show on Thursday, November 7th. Visit our website for Tickets
Ok, here's everything: shows, workshops, and tours including Warren McPherson's solo show mini-tour. Please note that dates are followed by location.Call if you have questions 503.284.2226
August 30, 2019 at Bovine Metropolis Theater in Denver, CO
Warren McPherson Solo Show
You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing
September 15, 2019 at Conference in Homer, AK
Storytelling Workshop (Team Building)
Tanax Agliisada:  “Taking Care of the Land” ® 
USFWS Friends Peer-to-Peer Conference in Homer, AK
September 28, 2019 at The Majestic in Dallas, OR 
Urban Tellers® 
Dallas StoryFest in Dallas, OR
October 1, 2019 at PST Story House in Portland, OR
Art of Personal Narrative (Urban Tellers)
Six-Week Commitment on Tuesday evenings + show
November 2, 2019 at Nordia House in Portland, OR
Urban Tellers®  
November 7, 2019 at Theatre Row in New York City, NY
Warren McPherson Solo Show
You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing
November 9, 2019 at Goose Creative in Columbus, OH
Warren McPherson Solo Show
You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing Wild
November 9, 2019, February 16, 2020 and April 11, 2020 at
PST Story House in Portland, OR
Crash Course in Storytelling
3-Hour Commitment 
November 10, 2019, February 15, 2020 and April 12, 2020 at PST Story House in Portland, OR
Storytelling Bootcamp
One-Day Commitment
March 14, 2020 at The Majestic, Dallas, OR
Nansen of the North
2020 Armchair Adventure Series
April 4, 2020 at Nordia House in Portland, OR
Nansen of the North
2020 Armchair Adventure Series
April 25, 2020 at Juniper Club House, Crooked River Ranch, OR
Nansen of The North
2020 Armchair Adventure Series
May 5, 2020 at PST Story House in Portland, OR
Art of Personal Narrative (Immigrants & Refugees)
Six-Week Commitment on Tuesday evenings + show
June 6, 2020 at Nordia House in Portland, OR 
Immigrant & Refugee Stories
Special Edition of  Urban Tellers®
Take A Workshop
PST Story House Portland Story Theater WorkshopsThis season, we are offering three different public workshops to fit your level of interest and your schedule.
  • Our renowned Art of Personal Narrative workshops for Urban Tellers® will only happen twice this season: first in October, 2019 for the November 2 Urban Tellers® and again in May, 2020 for the June 6 Immigrant & Refugee program. It's a six-week commitment.
  • The Storytelling Bootcamp happens once a quarter, is a one-day commitment, the first session is on November 9, 2019.
  • The Crash Course in Storytelling also happens once a quarter, is a three-hour commitment and the first one happens on November 10, 2019.
Don't miss out on this opportunity for personal growth and creative expression.  
Special Pricing
 Nordic Northwest Membership We are offering special pricing of $220 to participate in the Art of Personal Narrative workshops. This offer is only open to Nordic Northwest members and members of our Narrative Network. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer and want to join Nordic Northwest, please visit Nordic Northwest's website
Narrative Network Portland Story TheaterIf are interested in taking advantage of this offer and want to be a part of our Narrative Network, please find out how by visiting Portland Story Theater's website
Warren McPherson at United Solo
Warren McPhersonWarren McPherson astounded audiences with the debut of his solo show YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THIS GREAT THING at the Fertile Ground Festival here in Portland. Now he's been accepted to the UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL in New York City.
Congratulations, Warren!
If you or someone you know lives in the New York City area, go see this show! November 7, 2019 
Top 10 for 2018
The people have spoken!
Here, at last, are the top ten stories for 2018.
Safely Home [Debz Briske]  
Dancing With The Afro Cuban All Stars [Frank Engel]  
Secret Heart's Desire [Jiao Liu]  
Interception [Joanna Agee]  
20 Years In... [Kathy Gillis]  
Yes. You. Can. [Lynn Fitch]  
Crossing The Forbidden Line [Nyimoch Choul Wel]  
Untethered [Onyeka Jones]  
Shut Up And Cry [Qin Xia]
Finding Love In Grief [Steve Eggerts]  
Congratulations to these wonderful storytellers and to all of you who told your story, received our stories, listened eye to eye, face to face, heart to heart. You can access all the links (video and audio) for all of our Top Ten lists since 2014 on our website. READ MORE
Thank you! 
My, my, that was a lot of news! We are so grateful that you want to work with us to promote tolerance, acceptance and community, and what better way to do that than by sharing our personal stories? Once you've heard someone's story, you're not strangers any more; in our stories we see and hear and recognize our shared humanity. Hope to see you soon! 
May The Narrative Be With You!®  
Lawrence and Lynne
office: (503) 284 2226  
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
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Photo Credits: Dana Dennis, Lynne Duddy, and Kimmie Fadem | Narrative Network logo design by Niko Talen Moe
Portland Story Theater, Inc.Portland Story Theater is generously supported by peole like you -- our individual supporters -- along with The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Ronni Lacroute; Tonkon Torp; Diane Ponti and Ward Greene; 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!