Urban Tellers. Connecting the Community from the Inside Out .
There's a real thirst in Portland for stories. And Portland Story Theater quenches that thirst. Launched last autumn, Urban Tellers has proven to be wildly popular. It's a showcase of tellers from The Art of Personal Narrative workshop. These storytellers are every-day people just like you; people who have tapped into their own narratives, telling stories of the not-written-down variety.
On April 1st Urban Tellers features eight storytellers with eight short stories: Niko Moe, university student, Tamara Owen, mental health nurse practitioner, Beth Rogers, superhero mom, Brad Clark, artist, author, and owner of The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, Robert Fish, teacher and public speaking coach, Nicole Peltz, teacher | artist, Lori King, magical thinker, and David Chott, human being.
These are true personal stories that have never been told before -- to anyone -- 'til now. Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy (Portland Story Theater founders and workshop leaders) guide participants through a process of self-discovery so they can tell the story that needs to be heard. By the time the storytellers get onstage it's just them, a simple spotlight, and a roomful of folks having a glass of wine, enjoying the free food, and listening. Listening to stories that they see themselves in, returning to places in the heart they've been before, and recognizing those experiences we've all had. It's intimate. It's connecting the community from the inside out.
Who: Portland Story Theater
What: Urban Tellers
Where: Hipbone Studio – 1847 E Burnside (NE 18th & E Burnside)
When: Friday, April 1st – Doors 7:30 pm. Show 8:00 pm
Price: $10 (includes complimentary food) Bring cash for beer $3, wine $5, soft drinks $1
Reservations guarantee you a seat: email@example.com or 503-793-5484
Sign Up Today for The Art of Personal Narrative. Workshop begins May 10th.
This workshop series gives people an opportunity to craft their story so that it flows through them, seamlessly, in its true form, without any barriers: open, fresh, revealing. Participants present their stories at an Urban Tellers performance at Hipbone Studio. Interested? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-284-2226.Next Workshop: May 10, 17, 24, 31
Tech Night: June 2
Urban Tellers Performance: June 4
Closing Gathering: June 7
All 7 Sessions 7-10:30 PM
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