Win Tickets ($80): Singlehandedly New Works Solo Festival @ Portland Story Theater | Live Personal Storytelling

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to attend Singlehandedly! New Works Solo Festival on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Portland Story Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend and which night. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 27.

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From our sponsors at Portland Story Theater:
Singlehandedly @ Portland Story TheaterSinglehandedly! New Works Solo Festival
Fridays and Saturdays, April 27 - May 11
Doors 7 p.m. Shows 8 p.m. | $15 Advance | $20 Door| 18+

Portland Story Theater @ Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside (NE 18th & E Burnside)
More Info: portlandstorytheater.com

Portland Story Theater launches the fourth-annual New Works Solo Festival, Singlehandedly. Five nights of personal narrative. Real. True. Stories. It’s a rare opportunity, in this over-produced landscape we live in, to sit in a small theater and listen to a story float between you and the person on stage. This is the only festival in the country that delivers feature-length personal stories. World Premieres. Every night is different! You only get to hear these stories once, so don't miss out.

Friday April 27
Lawrence Howard shares a story of brotherly love that rivals Romulus and Remus. His story? Two Brothers. This is a tale of the tug-of-war that our hearts endure for the love of our brother.

Lynn Fitch paints a rich picture of sights, sounds, and colors in her story Marking Time, interweaving the stories of her life and the songs of the Grateful Dead. Even if you’re not a Dead Head, this is a must see!

Saturday April 28
Cory Huff tells the true story of achieving greatness in spite of, among other things, tearing off the side of his family’s home (the trailer) with a handy-dandy back hoe. His tale? Mormon Redneck Thespian.

Ryan Wolf Stroud takes us on a real-world journey through the inner workings of his family of origin, homesteaders in Alaska. You’ll experience the thrill of nature against a backdrop of loneliness, family secrets, and the search for belonging. Before it’s all over, you’ll understand That’s Why We Pray.

Singlehandedly is funded in part by a generous project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Guarantee your seats by buying your tickets online. Plus, if you buy by Friday, you can get a transferrable 5-Night Pass. Check out the entire lineup of artists on the festival page.

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Singlehandedly New Works Solo Festival @ Portland Story Theater | Live Personal Storytelling

  1. sofia May-Cuxim April 26, 2012 at 08:46 #

    I am also a storyteller who loves hearing short and mesmerizing accounts of lives of others … I ‘d like. To attend on Friday…to inspire the whole weekend. P.s. I love Mr. Howard.

  2. Kristen April 26, 2012 at 10:21 #

    As I writer I am always inspired by others words and their courage to share them with strangers. I’d like to go Friday, but am totally open to Saturday as well.

  3. Robin April 26, 2012 at 12:50 #

    I have gone to these solo performances before, I am a big fan of Portland Story Theater. They are a rainbow of human emotions that touch my soul. So incredible to hear real personal stories that do not feel scripted or fake. Either day would be great. :)

  4. Martin April 26, 2012 at 16:43 #

    Story telling is the first, best performing art. I’d love to be there!

  5. jill April 26, 2012 at 16:51 #

    I’d love to attend Saturday April 28th to hear more about why we pray …I’ll be praying for a free ticket!

  6. Adrien April 26, 2012 at 18:14 #

    Though I listen to storytelling podcasts such as StoryCorps and Snap Judgement nonstop, I have yet to attend a live storytelling event. I finally have the weekend off and would be thrilled to see some great stuff up close and personal.

  7. eaglet April 26, 2012 at 20:24 #

    Since moving to Portland I have learned to love the story theater, certainly would love to get tickets to see on Saturday night! :)

  8. Ruah April 26, 2012 at 21:24 #

    Stories fuel our lives. Performances of those stories etch them onto more of our senses. I love story telling and the nuanced formation of imagination they afford me. I’d love to attend Saturday night’s performance!

  9. Penny April 27, 2012 at 00:39 #

    Without getting to hear Ryan Wolf Stroud’s Story on the 28th, I’ll never know why we pray! Please let me find out!

  10. panda April 27, 2012 at 02:07 #

    what a treat, saturday please!

  11. sandra longmore April 27, 2012 at 06:03 #

    I am ready to hear great stories. Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. H NewDelman April 27, 2012 at 12:04 #

    New in Portland. Would love to see a show and be transported by these artists stories. Addicted to stories on NPR.
    Thanks so much for the chance for tix.

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