The Power of the Story is real…



grown-up stories for grown-up audiences

  2014-2015 Season

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April 17, 2015  ~~~  Lawrence Howard “The Essex”

Friday @ 7:30

The Essex is the true story of a Nantucket whaling ship that was rammed and sunk by a sperm whale in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1820, leaving 20 men in three small boats with very little food or water. Reaching the coast of South America 93 days later, only eight sailors survived the ordeal of thirst, starvation and despair. This is the true story that became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Meticulously researched and historically accurate, The Essex is the fifth installment in Portland Story Theater’s acclaimed Armchair Adventurer series, created and performed by Lawrence Howard and directed by Lynne Duddy.

A captivating performer, Howard holds his audiences spellbound and has been

called “a master of non-fiction on the stage.”

This program is appropriate for young adults age 17+ if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cascades Theatre in Downtown Bend

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, gives personal story performance workshops called “First Speak”  in Bend, Oregon.  Participants 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”.

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.

I do four week sessions, day long sessions and personal one-on-one coaching….

There are no workshops planned at this time…call or email if you are interested.



If you love stories visit these sites…

Portland Story Theater
The Moth
Story Worthy
Story Corps