Since 2014, Tesla City Stories has been presenting an evening of live “radio” theater derived from the recently uncovered archives of the ultra-obscure Tesla Broadcasting Company (1943-1945). It’s “pop archaeology” as performance art, or, more simply, a fun night of vintage entertainment!
The shows of the TBC run the gamut from sitcom to thriller, from mystery to romantic-comedy, with forays into westerns, sci-fi and horror to boot. But all of these shows, regardless of genre, are tied to the fictional locale of Tesla City. That’s part of what makes the output of the TBC so unique and sought-after by historians and collectors.
“This is theater as community. It is holy theater not because it exalts something on high, but because for the time onstage, the audience and the storyteller are one, and all those people, though each seeing and hearing it slightly differently, are following the same course and going on a journey together.” –Tarell Alvin McCraney
Portland Story Theater knows the power of spoken word and has been at the forefront in giving voice to real, true stories since 2004. You can be a part of this exciting community that promotes understanding and fosters radical empathy through the art and craft of live storytelling. We believe that real, true stories break down barriers and encourage people to be vulnerable ane present in ways that are crucial to the full expression of our shared humanity. Story is the glue that holds us together and sustains us. When we hear a story told with intimacy and vulnerability, a part of us opens up to listen. We connect to another person’s journey, and we are changed by hearing their truth.
Celebrating our 15th Season, we offer the popular Urban Tellers® shows with two Immigrant and Refugee Special Ediitons, the beloved Armchair Adventurer, new Solo Works, and the ever-popular Valentine’s show, Kiss & Tell.
Tickets available at pdxstorytheater.org
April 5 (Immigrant | Refugee Edition)
June 7 (Season Finale)
Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer
Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare
January 25 & 26
Warren McPherson’s Solo Show
You Were Supposed to be This Great Thing
Valentine’s Show, Kiss & Tell
The Future is Fluid :: Developing Fluency in a Nonbinary World
FREE Event | RSVP Requested
Guest Speakers & Panelists
Miriam J. Abelson, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University.Jess Guerriero, a social worker at OHSU’s Transgender Health Program. Erin Waters, a Community Health Navigator for Kaiser Permanente Northwest.
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