Dear Friend of PST, 

We want to thank everyone who came to our first show over at the Alberta Abbey. The entire evening was superb. Everyone had a blast and people raved about their experience!

     Two thumbs up! Glenn Wright 
     The stories were amazing! Nicole Henneman
      I loved it! Dana Dennis

And this month, we're going to do it again with our first Urban Tellers group telling in our new space and Lawrence Howard doing a special one-night-only telling of Shackleton. Come have a listen! 
Exciting times at Portland Story Theater and you're making it happen! We want to keep the momentum going. Come to the show. Bring your friends. We can't wait to see you! 
October e-News
  • Urban Tellers
  • Shackleton 
  • Hood River
  • Miller Foundation
  • At Alberta Abbey
  • Want to Volunteer?
  • Show Us Some Love
  • Nicholas Kristof  

This is your chance to experience Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare for one night only, October 18th at the Alberta Abbey.
Click here for tickets to Shackleton on October 18 at the Alberta Abbey
Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer, will be telling this epic tale right before he takes off for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the 1914 voyage of The Endurance in Athy, Ireland, the birthplace of Shackleton. 
This one-man show is always an inspiration, a rollicking good story of adventure and derring-do; a hero's journey that makes us all step back and admire the indomitable human spirit. Appropriate for young adults age 14+
Hood River
Portland Story Theater in Hood River at the Columbia Center for the ArtsSaturday, September 27 was our first performance in Hood River! The Columbia Center for the Arts was packed for an encore performance of our season opener, Urban Tellers® Invitational. And this coming Sunday, October 5, Portland Story Theater is bringing our workshop, The Art of Personal Narrative, to Hood River. The Hood River Urban Tellers show i
s happening on November 15!  
Want to Volunteer?
We are always looking to expand our community. Are you interested in getting more involved with Portland Story Theater? Please contact Mary Welch, our Patron Saint of Volunteers  
Please take a moment and if you know people who you think would enjoy what we're doing, could you please forward this e-news to them? Thanks! 
Show Us Some Love
Ok, so you would like to get involved with Portland Story Theater but you're short on time. Consider skipping that pumpkin spice latte or salted caramel mocha and give a donation to Portland Story Theater. What you give (and your donation is tax-deductible) makes it possible for us to continue and expand our work in this amazing art form of live storytelling. It means so much... Thank you!
Click here to make a donation to Portland Story Theater

Nicholas Kristof 
Our friends over at SAGE and Literary Arts are presenting Nicholas Kristof on Sunday afternoon, October 5, 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of ChristNicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, a celebrated columnist with The New York Times, and an Oregonian. He will share his experience reporting from six continents and the core message from his new book, A Path Appears, to inspire us to make a difference in the world. The book was released on September 23 and signed copies will be available at the event. Our Board Member, Diane Ponti, is one of the driving forces of SAGE, an organization that inspires people to find new pathways to civic service and to improve opportunity for future generations.
Click HERE for advance tickets]
Urban Tellers
Saturday, October 11
Click to buy 10/11 Urban Tellers showLife is duality. There is no light without darkness, no heat without cold, no yin without yang, no yes without no.  Opposites exist within each of us. Which wolf do we feed? How do we find balance? There just might be a clue in these stories about building a dream house, fishing in Alaska, trekking in the Amazon, trying to live in the present, and finding the courage to start over again with nothing. Click here for tickets to the September 13th Urban Tellers Invitational 
 $15 Advance | Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00 
Urban Tellers®. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Alberta Abbey. Featuring Warren McPherson, Heather Hall Talbot, Frank Engel, Les Shannon, Jeri Jenkins, and Nada Katz.
Miller Foundation
James F. and Marion L. Miller FoundationPortland Story Theater received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation. The grant is a testament of support that will help continue the mission and development of Portland Story Theater by allowing them to focus on growing their audience in their new performance venue, the Alberta Abbey. With a capacity of more than 350 seats, the Alberta Abbey offers Portland Story Theater an unprecedented opportunity to expand. Great thanks go to James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation for this generous grant.  The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, an independent private foundation, was established in 2002 to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of the Arts and Education.
At Alberta Abbey
Tonight! 5-8PM Maverick Main Stage Open House 
Maverick Main Stage Productions and the historic Alberta Abbey are hosting an Open House and Silent Auction, October 2, 5pm – 8pm at the Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta Street). Appetizers, wine, beer and warm beverages will be served. There will be live music and a performance from our very own Traveling Company of Maverick Ambassadors. Free to the Public. See you there!
Artist Melinda Santora
Melinda SantoraStarting in October, come see the fabulous artwork of Melinda Santora, who is exhibiting works at the  Alberta Abbey in the new green room and bridal suite.  A native to The Pacific Northwest, Melinda is a self-taught contemporary artist. Working primarily with acrylic, her mixed media works combine vivid colors and organic textures with figurative subjects reminiscent of modernist works of the early 1900's. For more information on Melinda or to view or purchase her work please contact Madison Weiss at 503-897-7037.
November 1, 8PM M.A.S.S. IX feat. Grouper, White Gourd
M.A.S.S. (an ambiguous acronym) is a bimonthly music and performance series. Using exceptional sound engineering, the aim of the series is to provide a contemplative environment for group and/or anonymous reflection, while cross-pollinating artists, musicians, writers, and performers.  Funding for this series is generously provided by a grant from the Precipice Fund.The Precipice Fund is administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Artsand the Calligram Foundation, as part of the Regional Re-granting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

May the narrative be with you®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.

Alberta Abbey, home to Portland Story Theater
All Portland shows are at the Alberta Abbey, just two blocks west of MLK at 126 NE Allberta Street
. (Mallory Avenue)
Contact info:  
office: 503 284 2226503 284 2226   
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue,
             Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photos by these fabulous photographers!
O'Dubhda (Urban Tellers) and Erik Eekhoff (Hood River)