Stories, Stories, Stories
Dear Friend of PST,
We've just returned from the trip of a lifetime to the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School in Athy, Ireland, Shackleton's hometown. Now that we're home, we want to invite you to join us on November 8 for some of Portland's most stunning storytelling with an evening of Urban Tellers over at the Alberta Abbey. On November 15, we'll be in Hood River with our first group of Urban Tellers who live in the Gorge. Then on November 22, Lynne Duddy will perform with our good friend, Shay Knorr, as part of the Solo Speak Sessions over in Bend. Exciting times at Portland Story Theater and you're making it happen! We want to keep the momentum going. Come to a show. Bring your friends. We can't wait to see you!
Urban Tellers in Hood River
Saturday, November 15
Take a ride on the wild side and drive out to Hood River to catch our first-ever workshop grads from the Gorge performing as Urban Tellers®. We are partnering with the Columbia Center for the Arts to present this show on November 15th at their beautiful theater in Hood River. Featured tellers include Jackie Mcmanus, David Fox, Ann Harris, Howard Bulick, Megan Farrell, Julie Hatfield, and Mari Matthias. Like all Urban Tellers®, this is the culmination of weeks of work where these people from the community have honed and crafted their personal stories. The two-hour production will take place at for one night only at 7:30 p.m. $15 Advance | Doors 6:30 | Show 7:30
“We’ve been wanting to expand our offerings and get a spoken word program going here in Hood River,” says Catherine Butler, Program Director. “People flocked to Portland Story Theater’s debut in Hood River last month and we expect this show to be a sellout.”
At Alberta Abbey
Artist Preston Van Boyd
Come see the beautiful artwork of Preston Van Boyd, who is exhibiting works at the Alberta Abbey.
For more information on Preston Van Boyd or to view or purchase his work please contact Madison Weiss at 503-897-7037.
November 2, No More Pity Party Blues
Award winning actress Brenda Phillips performs her one woman show to support community elders facing foreclosure. This show is about finding ourselves, within ourselves, loving ourselves, forgiving ourselves, and Lord knows, in spite of ourselves. For tickets or information, please email:email@example.com and for reservations call: 971.254.5548
November 10, Penny's Puppet Productions
Portland Story Theater's own Penny Walter is bringing her puppet shows to the Alberta Abbey, November through April. Buy your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door $5.00 each guest. Free Coffee, Tea and Stickers for all. Doors open at 10 AM and Shows start at 10:30 AM. All ages welcome.
November 13-15, The Portland Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world. It's a ‘pop-up event’, a mind bending / heart opening experience where the audience indulges in a vegetarian ‘Sensory Tasting Experience' all in the pitch dark.
November 18, Women of Troy, Live Reading
In this new adaptation of Euripides' classic, the women in defeated Troy come to terms with their losses and the new normal. The conquering Greeks face the consequences of victory. This is a one-time public reading of this new version adapted and directed by Jeffrey Puukka.
November 22, ARTRAGEOUS
Holiday Art & Craft Extravaganza!
Come and shop for your Holiday gifts, stop by and check out the artists, artisans and crafters! Noon to 6 PM
Urban Tellers at the Abbey
Reinvention. Change means reinvention. Each time a major shift happens in our lives we have to grab a hold of who we will become or risk never reaching our full potential. Striking at the heart of personal transformation, from moving to a new city to witnessing the aftermath of destruction, these stories touch on the essential value of who we are and what really matters. Urban Tellers, profoundly personal and quietly addictive. Do yourself a favor and join us for an evening of personal stories that will transform you.
Saturday, November 8
$15 Advance | Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00
Urban Tellers®. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Alberta Abbey. Featuring Shelley Bidell, Jeremy Lucas, Niko Moe, Robert Post, Melissa Henige, Donna Zerner, and Robert Post.
Solo Speak in Bend
Saturday, November 22
Are you adopted? Did you adopt? Did you give someone up for adoption? Solo Speak presents THE ADOPTION SHOW. You will learn about the journeys of others who have been touched by adoption. After hearing these stories, you'll walk away with an understanding of life that you did not have before.
Two shows... both on Saturday
November 22, 2:00 PM matinee and 7:30 PM evening performance with 5 performers telling stories of their own lives...
Lynne Duddy (founder of Portland Story Theater), Beverly Allen (founder of The Bend Story Circle), Dana Buckendahl (First Speak Alum and Bend Comedy Showcase), Ralph Steadman (Solo Speak Alum from Eugene) and Shay Knorr (Founder of Solo Speak and Portland Story Theater Alum)The Solo Speak Sessions is produced by sharon knorr productions
Watch for an invitation from Portland Story Theater to make a donation before the end of the year. What you give is tax-deductible and makes it possible for us to continue and expand our work in this amazing art form of live storytelling. We're also planning to give you a call so we can personally invite you to give what you can to support our work. But don't wait for that call, give today! It means so much. Thank you!
May the narrative be with you®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.
All Portland shows are at the Alberta Abbey,
just two blocks west of MLK at
126 NE Allberta Street. (Mallory Avenue)
Have your next event at the Alberta Abbey!
Contact Madison Weiss at 503.897.7037
PORTLAND STORY THEATER, Inc.
office: 503 284 2226503 284 2226
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue,
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Portland, OR 97212
Photos by these fabulous photographers!
O'Dubhda (Urban Tellers)