February Guild Show

7:30 pm Saturday, February 4
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There’s comfort in the expected and the everyday. But then our lives suddenly pick up speed, there’s an unexpected curve, and we’re off the rails once again!
How can you be sure what’s going to happen next when your summer job gets you arrested, or community organizing turns nightmarish, and the Hindu festival involves rampaging elephants?
Did we mention the stuffed rat that steps in as the baby sitter, and the danger in not following God’s advice? Jump the rails with storytellers Maura Doherty, Steven Henegar and Sarah Stein, there’s no telling what might happen next

About the tellers:

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Maura Doherty

Maura hails from the Bronx, loves her Irish heritage, and worked on environmental issues in Tennessee. She moved to the Northwest and specialized in protecting workers from hazards on the job. She savored their stories for decades and now writes and tells her stories as a tribute to them, her ancestors, and the mentors who have supported her along the way.

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Steven Henegar

Mid-westerner Steven Henegar celebrates the wonderful variety of stories we use to share our lives. He calls up the everyday and the fantastic to discover feelings and experiences that connect us all. The twenty-five year veteran performer and workshop leader blends the easy conversation of his family’s storytelling with incisive imagery and word play shaped by a decade in the theater as an actor, writer and director. Truth & Lies mined from a long life looking around.

Sarah Stein storyteller

Sarah Stein

I was born in New York City in 1944. Many years later I worked as a Children's Librarian in Portland and that is where I discovered my love for storytelling.


I founded the Portland Storytellers Guild 37 years ago along with Ken Iverson and we are both amazed at how large it has grown.


As a native New Yorker, I love telling Jewish stories filled with irony and the special Jewish sense of humor.