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:
Portland 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
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 pdxstorytheater.org. 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 pdxstorytheater.org.