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Story Is the World Force

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Story is the hot new buzz but it's more than just a word, just a hip term. It's something at the core of our being. Authentic. It's people craving connection. Story. Not just technologically.. not just physically .. authentically. People crave honest, real, connection. Story is one of the ways we do that. There's a dialogue that is happening. It occurs in many forms: on the internet, face-to-face, on stage, at work, at home, at school. We're each looking for the honest, genuine connection.


Lynne Duddy Chief Instigator Portland Story Theater

Lynne Duddy's projects reimagine how people can connect to each other in meaningful ways. Combining elements of personal narrative, anthropology, and user experience design, her projects range from building one of the first global intranets (Philips Electron Optics) to orchestrating a human-centered practice for a leading-edge interactive agency. She is co-founder of Portland Story Theater, which delivers engaging, true stories for adult audiences, and brings the community together in a sustainable, essential way. She curates an annual solo performance festival (Singlehandedly!) and facilitates workshops in personal narrative.