Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Portland Story Theater Offers Workshops


We humans tell stories to remember, to understand, to connect with each other. Everyone has a story that deserves to be heard. To meet the demand for participation in our work with story, Portland Story Theater now offers three different workshops: Storytelling Starter (1.5-2 hours), Storytelling Bootcamp (1 day), and the Art of Personal Narrative (5 weeks).

Through a generous grant from the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), we have two Storytelling Starter workshops coming up that are free and open to anyone 18+. The first happens this Saturday at the Community Center in Cascade Locks from10 am-noon. The second takes place in Hood River on Saturday, March 5 from 2-4 pm. Join us for one of these lively, interactive two-hour workshops on the contemporary art of personal storytelling. As participants, you will learn how to identify your stories and what it takes to share them with an audience. We will explore the necessity of vulnerability in storytelling, as well as techniques for bringing your stories alive. No performance.

Portland Story Theater’s Storytelling Bootcamp is a one-day (7.5 hour) intensive, where you will create new story material, learn about narrative structure and intentional storytelling techniques, and have a chance to share your stories while getting individual feedback. No performance. The next session takes place on Sunday, March 20 from 10:30 am-6 pm in Portland at the Home Studio of Portland Story Theater. Cost $150. Preregistration required. Click here to register online.

Portland Story Theater’s Art of Personal Narrative workshop gives participants an opportunity to discover and craft a personal story and deliver it in its true form: naked, fresh, revealing. This workshop does include a performance and every participant is required to perform a 10-12 minute story before a live audience at an Urban Tellers show. This is a modern take on an ancient tradition: personal narrative, spoken straight from the heart. Only six adults (18+) are eligible to participate in each workshop. The 3:1 teacher-student ratio allows for a great deal of individual attention and is a reflection of our commitment to your success. Call 503-284-2226 to find out more. Check our website for dates and prerequisites.

May The Narrative Be With You!®

Lawrence and Lynne
Portland Story Theater

email: tellers@pdxstorytheater.org
office: (503) 284 2226
web: portlandstorytheater.org mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
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