Win Tickets ($36): Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers @ Alberta Abbey | Presented In Partnership w/ PlayWrite, Inc., True, Unscripted Stories

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers @ Alberta Abbey on April 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 8 .


From our sponsors:
Urban Tellers April 2016Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers
in partnership with PlayWrite, Inc.
April 9, 2016
7pm Doors & Live Jazz | 8pm Stories
No-host bar (21+). Wine, Beer, Sandwiches for purchase.
Young adults 15+ OK if accompanied by a parent or guardian
$15 in advance | $18 at the door | $5 Arts for All PDX

Alberta Abbey
126 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR

Portland Story Theater is partnering with PlayWrite, Inc. to create an Urban Tellers® show that will give voice to real, true stories from a new perspective. Drawn from PlayWrite’s new Youth Leadership Team, a group of program graduates and one PlayWrite coach have been invited to share their personal stories. On Saturday, April 9th, storytellers and audiences will embark on a shared experience of real, true stories. The evening promises to be a potent blend of vulnerability and heart. Doors open with live jazz music at 7pm, and stories begin at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 Arts for All PDX and available at This program is made possible through generous support from SAGE and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Urban Tellers®: A person stands alone on a stage, ready to tell her story and be heard. For five weeks, she’s crafted her story, and for the first time, she’s going to share a bit of her soul with an audience of strangers. This is Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers®: a live performance of a personal story. Unscripted. Unafraid. Unlike any other storytelling experience in Portland. Urban Tellers® pushes the boundaries between teller and audience, connecting people through stories filled with compassion and truth. Urban Tellers® are fueled by the power of their stories and the energy of the audience. The stories people tell at Urban Tellers® are always about something that matters, something that changed them, something that made them who they are. Everyone who hears these stories is also changed – transformed – shaped by the truth of the present moment they share with the storytellers.

“The connection between Portland Story Theater and PlayWrite is a natural one,” says Portland Story Theater co-founder Lynne Duddy. “Portland Story Theater transforms people through stories filled with compassion and truth. PlayWrite transforms the lives of youth on the edge as they find hope, healing and power through the creative process. We are thrilled to provide this group from PlayWrite the opportunity to share a personal story.”

PlayWrite’s Youth Leaders are graduates of the PlayWrite program, which empowers the lives of youth at the edge through the process of writing a one-act play. Youth Leaders in turn help new PlayWrite graduates navigate their way through the challenges of school, work, peers and families.

Portland Story Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which strives to make the narrative arts an integral part of Portland’s rich cultural identity. Founded in 2004, the organization is committed to bringing an authentic story and theater experience to enrich, inspire, challenge and expand Portland’s urban environment through the narrative arts. For more information, visit

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30 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers @ Alberta Abbey | Presented In Partnership w/ PlayWrite, Inc., True, Unscripted Stories

  1. Victor Enriquez March 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    This is always a fun night!

  2. Dave G. March 26, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    There’s always another story to be told…

  3. Dasha March 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    This sounds like an interesting pastime; it would be a totally new experience for me

    • PDX Story Theater March 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      It’s an amazing experience and a wonderful show! Good luck!

  4. David Rottenberg March 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    This sounds wonderful to hear people’s stories

    • PDX Story Theater March 31, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

      It’s fun, engaging, and can be really impacting. Best of luck!

  5. Amber Hutchins March 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    I’d love to learn from these stories!

  6. ida March 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Sooo, I have storytelling addiction and I need to get my fix.

  7. Rae March 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Sounds amazing!

  8. Martha Terry March 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Why I would enjoy these tickets? From the time I was young I have loved hearing and telling a great story. I recall listening with great fascination to radio stories like the Cinnamon Bear,The Great Gadspy, The Shadow, and many more radio dramas.It has been eons since I have been out to see live theater, or a performance and I would really enjoy an evening out with a friend. This sounds like just the ticket!

  9. Linn March 31, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Been to a couple Moth-esque events, and they’re universally fabulous. I’d love to check this one out!

    • PDX Story Theater April 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

      If you enjoyed The Moth, you’ll love Portland Story Theater!

  10. Shasha Andrews April 1, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Out Urban Storytellers are the BOMB! I thoroughly enjoy Portland Storytellers! Would love to be able to snag these tix! Pretty please w/ sugar on top! I’ll even throw in the cherry…

    • PDX Story Theater April 1, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

      Yes, our Urban Tellers are the BOMB and thank you for saying so, Shasha. Everyone at PORTLAND STORY THEATER appreciates your passion about our work!

  11. Jenn April 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Sounds so amazing!

  12. Donna April 3, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    Great stories and great live music! Can’t ask for a better Saturday Night!

  13. Brooke April 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    sounds fun! these are real stories? like the Moth?

    • PDX Story Theater April 5, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      Yes, they are real, true stories from the Youth Leadership team at PlayWrite, Inc. Fun and personal.

  14. Ellen Martin April 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    I’ve not experienced this kind of unique event before! I would love to go!

    • PDX Story Theater April 5, 2016 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks! Good luck!

      • Lisa April 5, 2016 at 11:34 am #

        I have a story to be told better yet created I hope this can be just a glimps into my imagination

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