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Real, True, Stories
|Singlehandedly Solo Festival 2013 Special Edition|
8 Mezmerizing Storytellers | 8 World Premiere Performances
Over two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays (April 19, 20, 26, 27), some of the finest narrative artists, improv performers, memoirists, monologists, and performance artists from the story theater culture will descend upon the Hipbone Studio stage for the fifth annual solo festival, Singlehandedly. Featuring Lawrence Howard, Kriya Kaping, Lynne Duddy, Brad Fortier, Eric Stern, Annie Rosen, Penny Walter, and Special Guest Artist, Annie La Ganga. Tickets for individual shows and all-access festival passes are available.
Doors 7 PM | Shows 8 PM | 21+
Read this email carefully to find the special discount for 2-for-1 pricing on tickets and passes!
Lawrence Howard, Legacy of Limericks (Stuff My Father Taught Me) -- This is a story about how a lifetime of love, laughter, and limericks shaped the mind and heart of a man. There are all kinds of master craftsmen in the world. But Lawrence Howard is a master at crafting stories. He weaves together facts and the stuff of real-life into passionate and poignant stories that expose profound shared memories of the human heart, making connections that are not soon forgotten.
|New Voice, Kriya Kaping A Taste For The Abyss -- According to family legend, Kriya (pronounced KREE-AH) was born with a passion for the “un’s”: the unconventional, the unfamiliar, the unsafe, and unpredictable. A Taste for the Abyss is the story of what can happen when you jump into the deep end of adventure and become beguiled by the unknown. Kriya comes from a long line of storytellers, with the family motto of “if it doesn’t kill you, it makes for a great story!”|
|Saturday, April 20 - Doors 7PM | Show 8PM|
Lynne Duddy, Twice Born -- This is a story of adoption with the on-going push and pull between nature and nurture, the search for self, and the embrace of the artist within. Storyteller, monologist, narrative artist ... whatever you want to call her, Lynne Duddy tells stories. She's a self-described cross between Laurie Anderson and Lynda Barry. The Oregonian describes her work as “raw, revealing, vulnerable.”
|Brad Fortier, Improv Junkie -- A story of how a mild-mannered, gay, gaming geek learned how to live "out loud" after becoming addicted to improv theater and performing internationally. Brad Fortier could easily be called the King of Improv in Portland. He likes nothing better than having fun with and making an impact on groups of people through interactive play. He's excited about his newest venture, Happy Improv Fun Time.|
|Friday, April 26 - Doors 7PM | Show 8PM|
Eric Stern, To Catch A Thief -- There’s no easy way of saying this. Before Eric Stern stole hearts and minds with his dulcet accordion playing and tenor voice, he stole groceries. And a vacuum cleaner. And a record-player. And a power drill. And some other stuff. After years of concealing these facts Stern finally comes clean with all his techniques and the sophomoric justifications he used to further his pickpocketing forays. What made him stop, what did he tell the judge, and what keeps him from doing it again, besides the baloney sandwiches they serve in jail? Eric Stern is a featured teller with Portland Story Theater. Eric Stern also leads Vagabond Opera, an original cabaret ensemble he founded in 2002.
|New Voice, Annie Rosen, Cosmic Friend -- This is the story of how Annie learned to hold the hall... and never take any lesson, teacher, or savior for granted. Annie is a musician, clown, yoga teacher, and absolute lover of people. She also works with vulnerable populations, especially Portland's houseless people; using every scattered skill gleaned on her ecletic life walk to remind folks just how strong, loving, and precious they are.|
|Saturday, April 27 - Doors 7PM | Show 8PM|
Penny Walter, Con Mucho Gusto, With Pleasure -- Penny Walter has been following her art and passion being a full time puppeteer for over 11 years. But what happens when you are living the dream and you get sidetracked by family matters and life transitions? When you have to put your dreams on hold for the ones you love and become their caregiver? What gets you through the grief and when and how do you take care of yourself? Penny's career was interrupted by her father's unexpected death and then having to care for her mother with Alzheimer's. Still trying to keep her puppet dreams alive during this time of change was hugely challenging and exhausting, and then the phone rang... Penny received an invitation to travel and perform for a month in Colombia. She said YES and the pleasure was all hers.
|Special Guest Artist-in-Residence, Annie La Ganga, The Major Arcana -- Her story, The Major Arcana, is the story of Annie La Ganga's long and sometimes troubling relationship with tarot cards. While the symbology of the tarot has served her well as a guide to spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth, it has also been an aggravating and terrifying companion empowering the most fearful and annoying aspects of her personality. Her story is part comic meditation on magical thinking, mental illness, and sordid spiritual seeking, and part earnest investigation into the fundamental and ridiculous mysteries of being.|
Now that you've made it all the way to the end ... we would like to offer you a special 2-for-1 discount: Just select the tickets you want and enter Jones4Story. And don't forget that we serve beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase as well as complimentary food at all of our shows.
May the narrative be with you,
Lynne, Lawrence, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue | Zip: 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Lawrence Howard by Allyson Howard Photography
Kriya Kaping, Eric Stern by Mike Bodine
Brad Fortier by Arthur Smid
Lynne Duddy by Brian LeeAnnie Rosen, Penny Walter by O'Dubhda
Annie La Ganga by Big Poppa E
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