The Power of the Story is real…




Grown-up stories for Grown-up audiences

May 16th & 17th

Friday & Saturday Nights 7:30

$15.00 on-line; $18.00 cash/check at the door


Or call 503.860.5733

Greenwood Playhouse

148 Greenwood, Downtown BEND

these are personal stories not appropriate for children- no one under 18 admitted

Thanks to our Sponsor

Horizon Broadcasting

The Solo Speak Sessions is a

sharon knorr productions production


Are you interested in learning how to perform personal stories?

Producer-director- performer Shay Knorr of Solo Speak, will be giving personal story performance workshops called “First Speak” through The Nature of Words in Bend, Oregon.  Participants will create a 10-12 minute personal story, with coaching on structure, intent, conflict, resolution, editing and performance skills.  The stories will be performed in a group showcase called “The First Speak Sessions”.

Participants must be available to attend all the collaborative sessions; be open to group feedback and suggestions from the coach; be willing to perform in front of an audience and be enthusiastic in promoting First Speak by inviting friends and family to the showcase performance.

Storytelling is a powerful art form that can heal the performer as well as the listener.  In these times of electronic communication, a live person on a stage sharing their personal experience out loud can be a life transforming event.

Next workshop  -  May 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30

Showcase Performance “The First Speak Sessions” -

Saturday May 31st @12:00  Tin Pan Theater

Minimum of 4 people  /  Maximum of 8 people

$100 for the five sessions

Contact: The Nature of Words

224 NW Oregon Ave., Bend 97701


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If you love stories visit these sites…

Portland Story Theater
The Moth
Story Worthy
Story Corps