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Telltale: 3rd annual You Won’t Get What You Want Show

December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are once again a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are solidly in our 4th season now.

Yeah, it’s going to be on zoom and not in person. Yeah, it’s not the same. But it’s better than nothing. And I said I’d do the show until the government stopped making me angry all the time….and….you see my point.

At this unique version of Telltale, you can expect about 5-8 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, dark humor, connection….and whatever else you want, since you’ll be chilling in your own living room. Have a drink or not. Eat snacks or not. Wear pajamas. It’s whatever. It’s going to be harder to make new friends, but we are going to still provide a little bit of space for that. You know how hard it is to make new friends as an adult!? Let’s try. We also are still going to manage a raffle! Check that out.
We are specifically focused on stories from people that can get vulnerable but also take no shit, fierce humans that know how to fight the good fight but also like naps and staying home most nights. (Which is a lot of us now?)
This month’s theme is our 3rd annual You Won’t Get What You Want” show, which…. man, feels awfully true this year. I imagine there are a whole lot of things we want that we aren’t getting right now. Performers will use that theme in their story in some way, or will at least be inspired by it somehow.

The last two years, we’ve done a gift exchange at the show. I didn’t want to let the stupid pandemic take that away from me though. So…. if you’re seeing this before December 3rd, and want to join in on the fun–please sign up at the following link to participate in a mail-based gift exchange! It’ll take a little planning but hey–we have the time. It’s $15 or under, so support a small business, or bake cookies, or make some art, or just send a letter about your hopes for the coming year. If your heart is in it, theres no wrong way to do it. Get your gift to your person by showtime on the 17th, and we will open things together during the intermission!

The show will take place via zoom. Tickets will be a suggested $7 but as usual, you’ll be welcome to give more or less. The ticket fees are going to be split evenly between the performers after the show. The raffle ticket money will go towards keeping the show running, which we very much appreciate.

Show is at 7pm, and will be a bit shorter than our usual show. It will still involve raffle prizes, community, an awkward intermission, good music, me feeling anxious, and more.

Also, we have no room for any oppressive garbage. So there’s that.

I think that covers it. I’ll see you there. I think you’re very cool and the event will be better with you there. I miss your damn face. ❤️

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December 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portland, OR 97207


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