Portland Story Theater at the Alberta Abbey
Dear Friend of PST, 
Fall is finally here and we are thrilled because now we'll get to see you again! We're eager to have you come to our new home, the Alberta Abbey, and check out the place -- the comfy theater-style seats, the welcoming space, and the lounge where we'll be serving wine from Hip Chicks Do Wine. This is a big move for us and now more than ever, we need you to show us some story love and  join us for our season opener on Saturday, September 13. We can't wait to see you!

In This e-News Issue
Subscription Packages
Brand new this season, we are offering you these 3 subscription packages: 2014 Fall Season $60, Favorite Five $60, and Season of Urban Tellers $105. And you can get the entire season if you buy the Favortie Five + Season of Urban Tellers.

New! Fall Season Subscription only $60
The 2014 Fall Season Subscription includes tickets to all five shows at Alberta Abbey this fall (September-December)
Urban Tellers Invitational, Shackleton, The Essex, Valentine's, and Kiss Me, I'm Irish Portland Story Theater's new St. Paddy's Celebration
The Favorite Five Subscription includes tickets to these select shows: Our Season Opener the Urban Tellers Invitational, Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare, Opening Night of The Essex, Valentine's Kiss & Tell, and our newest program, a St. Paddy's Celebration, Kiss Me, I'm Irish.  
All 10 Urban Tellers, September through July
Treat yourself once a month to the beauty of true, personal stories from real people in our neighborhood. You'll get a chance to experience the entire 2014-2015 Season of Urban Tellers starting with our October 11 show.

Advance Tickets Still $15
Click here for Tickets to Portland eventsWe've made a point to keep our ticket prices affordable, and that's not going to change with this move. But the price at the door is going down to $18. Plus, Portland Story Theater is also joining Arts for All, a RACC program that gives people with an Oregon Trail Card a chance to buy $5 tickets to many of Portland's best music, theater and dance groups, now including Portland Story Theater! Show your card at the door and get in for $5. And if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you'll get in on special ticket discounts and offers.
Storytelling Workshop
Maybe you've been thinking that you'd really like to take our  workshop, The Art of Personal Narrative, and tell your story.We The Art of Personal Narrative at Portland Story Theater's Story Housewant to let you know that there's space available in our session that starts November 18 in Portland as well as our new offering in Hood River that starts on October 5. Everybody has a story to tell. What's yours?  Get in touch with us and register today! 
Ear Trumpet Labs
Hand-Built Microphones by Er Trumpet LabsWe are delighted that Ear Trumpet Labs is providing Portland Story Theater with a fabulous hand-built condenser microphone! Not only do these beauties sound amazing, they look like something from the golden era of radio. Check out their website to see just how beautiful these creations look and come to our show to hear it live at the Alberta Abbey.
In Gratitude to All of You
Thank you to all you good people who made our 2013-2014 season a success!  We are grateful for everyone who came, who saw, who heard. We value your friendship and support.
From very humble beginnings in 2004, Portland Story Theater has been driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell and that storytelling connects us with each other and the world.
Last season, Portland Story Theaterwe were honored to have had these amazing people grace the Portland Story Theater stage: Beth Rogers, Matt Haynes, Maura Conlon, Aaron Hartling, Angela Hahn, Jack Schwab, Kitty Kaping, Michael Griggs, Kim Breas, Mary Kleffner, Amanda Starr, Willie Welch, Judith Mowry, Paula Small, Sage Cohen, Meg Storey, Ian Blair, Michael Kerr, Margaret Bak, Kriya Kaping, Denis Gessing, Jeff Burke, Leith Gaines, Warren McPherson, Victoria Poole, Tamara Lynn, Kristin Shultz, Anne Armstrong, Chere Weiss, James Waigand, Sarah O'Leary, Leigh Hancock, Annie LaGanga, Kathleen Leatham, Kate Raphael, Daniel LaForce, Wendy Allegaert, Nancy Linnon, Chuck McConnel, Lisa Lamanna, Betsy Porter, Leo MacLeod, Sean Talbot, Jeri Jenkins, Lena Moon, Lilly Harris, Denna Vandersloot, Gina Starling, Cole Struhar, Angela Kailey, Phillip Schlachter, Steve Parker,  and Beth Weissman.

And we were lucky enough to have these good people donate their hard-earned dollars and we are so grateful: Steve Given, Terry Courtney, Bob Schlesinger, Joe Spooner, Todd Bradley, Susan Sullivan, Petter Moe, Maureen Leonard, Gail Block, Linda Wenning, Kari Anderson, Nina Buckley, Leith Gaines, Howard Epstein, Jack Schwab, Sarah McCauley, Maura Conlon, Diane Kaplan-Romano, Steve Rooney, Cindy Kaplan-Rooney, Judy McLean, Dave Markowitz, Diane Ponti, Ronni Lacroute, Alan Sidelle, Elizabeth Goodman  and Jeffrey Polk (Polk Family Charitable Fund).

Contribute to Our Sustainability
Our move to the Alberta Abbey is exciting and wonderful but it is also a quantum leap of faith. We want to fully realize the potential. Small contributions can make a big difference.  It could be a one-time donation, or a little something -- sounds crazy but even $5 a month would be fantastic! -- these monthly donations help keep us going and growing. It means so much... Thank you!
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today
Click here to make a donation to Portland Story Theater
Click here for tickets to the September 13th Urban Tellers InvitationalSeason Opener
Saturday, September 13
Click here for tickets to the September 13th Urban Tellers InvitationalWe think we're in control of ourselves and our lives, but sometimes life's events can move us into places we never expected...Is it random or is it fate? ... Come. Connect. Have a listen and decide for yourself.
$15 Advance
| Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00 | All shows 21+

Urban Tellers® Invitational. Saturday, September 13, 2014 a
t Alberta Abbey. Featuring Portland Story Theater's Dream Team:  founders Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, and Penny Walter with a few of our favorite storytellers: Kriya Kaping, Eric Stern, and Leigh Hancock.
Our 2014-2015 Season
We know that you come to hear the true stories told at Portland Story Theater because it makes you feel connected, real, a part of something greater than yourself. Here's our lineup for the year.
Urban Tellers® at Alberta Abbey, Show 8PM,
September 13 (Invitational), October 11, November 8, December 13,
February 7, March 7, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11

Urban Tellers® in Hood River, Oregon, Shows 7:30PM,
Spoken Word at The Columbia Center for the Arts,
215 Cascade Avenue
September 27 (Invitational) and November 15

Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare at Alberta Abbey, Show 8PM
October 18

The Adoption Show, 2PM and 7:30PM
The Solo Speak Sessions in Bend, Oregon
Cascades Theatre (formerly The Greenwood Playhouse)
148 NW Greenwood Avenue
November 22

The Essex at The Alberta Abbey, Show 8PM
January 23 and 24

The Essex in Bend, Oregon, Show 7:30PM
Special Solo Speak Session
Cascades Theatre (formerly The Greenwood Playhouse)
148 NW Greenwood Avenue
April 17

Kiss & Tell at The Alberta Abbey, Show 8PM
Valentine's Day
February 14

Kiss Me, I'm Irish at The Alberta Abbey, Show 8PM
St. Paddy's Day Celebration

March 14 
Happenings at Alberta Abbey
Click here to register for BCA's Behind The Scenes: Portland Story Theater at Alberta Abbey
September 11 BCA Behind The Scenes | 5:30 -- 8PM

FREE -- Click HERE to Register
Along with Portland Story Theater, companies like Comcast, Nike, The Standard, Laika, and Portland Center Stage are members of Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). Maybe your company is too. If your company is a BCA member, come on down! Throughout the year, BCA members can experience Portland’s arts scene from an insider’s perspective during BCA's Behind the Scenes events. It's fun and all attendees will get free drinks, free food, and a sneak peek at our season opener.

September 18 RACC ArtSpark | 5-8PM
FREE ADMISSION [beverages available for purchase]

Art Spark is
a fabuously fun  networking event for Artists and Art lovers of all backgrounds and varieties.  This Art Spark features Artslandia, Portland Story Theater, Hungry Opera Machine, Artist Chris Haberman, Glass Artist Maren Melcher, Put a Bird On It, ( Encaustics), Jane Iris Designs (Silversmith ) and more...
September 24-27  Political Satirist Will Durst at Alberta Abbey
Click here for tickets to the September 13th Urban Tellers InvitationalIn this fresh production, Durst, the man the New York Times calls "quite possibly the best political comedian in the country," switches directions to pay tribute to the joys, achievements,
Click here for Tickets to Will Durstfrustrations and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Durst explains why his chronologically gifted brothers and sisters should refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget their password retrieval question. It's a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation. What happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia.
Volunteer Your Time
We are so happy to have you as a member of our community! At the Alberta Abbey, we know for certain that we will be needing extra hands to set-up and strike the stage set, the sound system and the lights.  If any of you are able to help us out, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Welch mary@portlandstorytheater.com  
A special thanks to our board members who have been instrumental in our continued strength as a nonprofit organization: Diane Ponti, Robyn Ridler-Aoyagi, and Mark Hageman. We're growing. If you think you'd like to volunteer on our Board, please contact Lynne Duddy at lynne@portlandstorytheater.com.
May the narrative be with you®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.
Contact info:  
email: tellers@portlandstorytheater.com
office: 503 284 2226503 284 2226  
web: http://www.portlandstorytheater.com 
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue,
             Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photos by this fabulous photographers!
Scott Bump (Singlehandedly, Urban Tellers)
Mike Bodine (Valentine's)
 Sigmà Sreedharan (Portland Skyline)
Alberta Abbey, home to Portland Story Theater Remember, now all of our Portland shows will be in our new home, the Alberta Abbey , just two blocks west of MLK at 126 NE Alberta Avenue.