Whistling in the Dark: Stories of Bravery and Fear
What constitutes bravery? Does one who is brave still experience fear? Were the heroes of old brave, or merely lucky and foolish? Join the PSG for a special evening exploring these themes and more with storytellers Drea Douglas, Anne Penfound and Brian Rohr. Together, these tellers will share stories most appropriately told in the wintertime, when the land is dark. Hosting the evening will be Gretchen Peterson. Sound artist Hamid Bennett will be providing opening music and musical accompaniment during Brian Rohr’s stories.
Anne Penfound's effervescent style and quirky British humor, facial expressions, voice and gestures take listeners right into the heart of a story. These stories fan the embers of our experiences and act as a catalyst to help us recall memories, broaden our horizons and tickle our funny bones with the enjoyment of life. “Stories weave magic; they enrich my soul and bring joy to my life.”
Drea Douglas is a native of Oregon and a denizen of her own subconscious. She started telling stories at the age of three, but her professional debut was at Tellabration in Long Beach, California in 2006. Since then she's told stories in Cincinnati, Kansas City, Phoenix and now her beloved city of birth, Portland. She is equally at home in the boardroom as the bordello, the sanctuary and the cemetery, and the places considered light or louche.
Brian Rohr is a professional storyteller who has taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries throughout the country. Brian focuses on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – knowing that these “old stories” are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.
At The Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202. Curtain at 7:30PM; Doors Open at 7:00PM