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Taylor Long, Media Manager
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Gives Voice to The True Stories of Ordinary People
PORTLAND, OR -- Portland Story Theater is at the vanguard of the emergence of a new art form rooted in an ancient tradition: storytelling as performance art. Their Urban Tellers showcases exalt storytelling by giving ordinary people a chance to be heard, to tell their stories, to share their personal narratives. What differentiates Portland Story Theater from other story shows is the focus. It’s not about competition, slams, or prizes. It’s about getting real with each other -- really listening to each other.
“We believe that everyone has a story to tell,” says Lawrence Howard, one of the founders. “Storytelling connects us with each other and the world.”
Urban Tellers has grown since its launch in 2009, becoming quite the phenomenon with monthly performances selling out at Hipbone Studio, an intimate black box performance space perfect for this art form. The price of admission is ridiculously low and every show is like a party with free food and drinks sold at cost.
“Whenever I listen to someone’s personal story,” offers one audience member, “I start to see myself and feel like I’m walking in their shoes through their story.” What Urban Tellers offers goes beyond entertainment; it offers an experience that makes people feel a part of something, something bigger than themselves, something good. Portland Story Theater is reshaping our community’s narrative, one story at a time.
Related inquiries may be addressed to Taylor Long, Media Manager, email@example.com
Portlanders are passionate about stories. And live theater, and shared experiences.
Portland Story Theater shares this passion.
We use a unique collaborative approach
to produce shows where people perform stories drawn from real-life experiences.
We also offer workshops and one-on-one coaching for people who want to learn how to
tell personal narratives.