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Hello good people!
We've missed you and are eager to see you again! Come to our Mainstage production Founders, Friends & Faves on September 12 at the Alberta Abbey. Not only will there be fabulous stories, but this season we're bringing live music to our shows! Plus we've got new workshop offerings and have been busy making a new web site, setting up a new donor system, partnering with a new ticketing group -- complete with discounts and specials -- and getting ready for some shows around the state. And it's all because of you, your support, and your love of story and Portland Story Theater!
MAINSTAGE: Founders, Friends & Faves
Click here to buy ticketsSeason Kick-off
Saturday, September 12
$15 | Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm
Alberta Abbey | 126 NE Alberta
 Portland Story Theater at the Alberta Abbey
Photo Credit: Ó Dubhda

This is our lucky 11th season and we're starting it off with a new Mainstage show: Founders, Friends & Faves at the amazing Alberta Abbey. Real, true stories told by Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, and Penny Walter, along with some very talented Urban Tellers® Warren McPherson, Leigh Hancock, and making his Mainstage debut, John Mink.
Musical jazz stylings when the doors open at 7PM by Portland Story Theater's HOUSE BAND: Bamberger, Engel, Hines and Eave.
In This Issue
  • Season Kick-off
  • Ticket Discounts
  • Our New Band
  • Workshop Offerings
  • Tell Your Story at the Volunteer Expo
  • New, Simplified Donation Process
Ticket Discounts
We'd like to make an offer to our loyal fans: Buy tickets to 3, 5, or even 7 different performance dates to any Portland show, and you'll automatically get a discount!  
3 for $40 | 5 for $65 | 7 for $90
To take advantage of this special ticket pricing, just click Continue Shopping after you've made your first selection so you can choose a different performance date and get the discount.
2015-2016 Season

Kiss & Tell, Portland Story Theater's Valentine's showLuck of the Irish, Portland Story Theater MainstageShackleton, Armchair Adventurer with Lawrence HowardPortland Story Theater Urban Tellers®
All Portland shows are at the Alberta Abbey, located at 126 NE Alberta, just two blocks west of MLK with off-street parking and ADA accessibility.

 Hosted by Lawrence Howard & Lynne Duddy
Second Saturdays:
Nov 14  | Dec 12  | April 9  | May 14 | June 11

Lawrence Howard
Shackleton, The Untold Story
Saturdays, January 23  & January 30
Spring performances in Bend
(Dates TBA)

Founders, Friends, & Faves
 Hosted by Lawrence Howard & Lynne Duddy
Friday, September 11 (Dallas Civic Center)
Saturday, September 12 (Alberta Abbey)
Friday, September 15 (Hood River CCA)

Spellbound, Halloween Gathering
 Hosted by Sam A. Mowry
Saturday, October 24

Kiss & Tell, Valentine’s Day Special
 Hosted by Eric Stern
Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14

Luck of The Irish, St. Paddy’s Celebration
 Hosted by Brian Ó Hairt
Saturday, March 12
Click here to buy tickets
Bamberger, Engel, Hines and EaveOur New Band
Following in the footsteps of Snap Judgment - Storytelling with a beat, we have invited Bamberger, Engel, Hines and Eave to play music at our shows. It's jazz. It's improvizational. Cool. Ethereal. Come early when the doors open at 7pm to enjoy their music.
Workshop Offerings
This season, in an effort to reach more people with the transformative power of storytelling, we’ve decided to offer two new, shorter workshops.
Storytelling Starter Storytelling Starter Workshop
The Storytelling Starter is only 90 minutes and it’s only 20 bucks! There’s no performance at the end. This one is going to be fun, fast-paced, and fabulous, and it’s designed for about 40 participants with four instructors. We're partnering with TEDxMtHood and this session is scheduled for 7 pm on the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2015. It's almost full, so please register sooner rather than later!

Storytelling Bootcamp Storytelling Bootcamp Workshop
Our second new offering is a day-long intensive, including lunch.  Like the 90-minute Storytelling Starter, there’s no performance at the end. We’ll help you identify story source material, work on the elements of story, and break into smaller groups to share your ideas. This one will be great for folks who want to work on a story they have in mind but aren’t ready to get up on stage and tell it to the world, or simply can't make a big time commitment. We’re targeting this one for a 20+ participants and the first session is scheduled for 10:30 am, Sunday, November 22, 2015. 

The Art of Personal Narrative
 We are continuing to offer our 5-week Art of Personal Narrative but we’re only doing five sessions this season and they are already filling up. You can check the dates and prerequisites on our brand new website. Call 503-284-2226 to register and secure your space.

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Tell Your Story at the Volunteer Expo
Thursday, September 10, 11 am--2 pm
It's all happening in Pioneer Square and Portland Story Theater is going to be a part of The Standard's Volunteer Expo (Booth #66). New this year, The Standard will host a My Volunteer Story video booth for Portlanders to share their volunteer stories and help raise awareness of the benefits and meaningful connections they've made volunteering. So come on down and share your story of working with Portland Story Theater! Videos will be housed on The Standard’s Volunteer Expo Vimeo page:
Alberta Abbey, home to Portland Story Theater
Remember, all our Portland shows are now at our new home, the Alberta Abbey, just two blocks west of MLK at 126 NE Alberta. 


May the narrative be with you®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.
Contact information
office: 503 284 2226503 284 2226  
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue,
             Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834