Portland, OR. The first annual Nightmare on Fremont Street: Night of the Living Donors was a hit with supporters. Housed at the brand new Fremont Theater, and benefiting Portland Story Theater, the festivities were capped off with a spooky tale from co-founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. By night’s end, Portland Story Theater raised valuable funds to help continue the mission of building community through real, true stories. (Photo credit, Kelly Nissl)

Founders Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy performed The Shadow Cage with permission from the estate of Philippa Pearce.

Founders Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy performed The Shadow Cage with permission from the estate of Philippa Pearce.

Volunteer Daniel LaForce shares a personal appeal.

Volunteer Daniel LaForce shares a personal appeal.

Volunteer Daniel LaForce also shared the powerful story about how Portland Story Theater and the art of personal narrative positively impacted his life. Aside from stories, over 100 guests were treated to Tarot and palm readings, delicious desserts and a night of dancing to groovy Halloween-inspired tunes. Photos taken by Kelly Nissl.

About Portland Story Theater

Portland Story Theater builds community, promotes understanding, and fosters radical empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. Our vision is to advance, inspire and expand our community narrative, one story at a time – and in doing so, preserve and promote the ancient art of storytelling in a way that enriches modern life, allowing and encouraging people to be vulnerable and present in ways that are crucial to the full expression of our humanity.

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