THANKS FOR COMING!
Show & Tell is a celebration of the power of writing and storytelling. This 90-minute literary cabaret is a showcase of stories across mediums from a variety of storytellers at Portland's historic State Theatre.
Show & Tell attracted over 1,000 guests in each its first two years and it is now our primary fundraiser in support of our free writing programs for Maine youth. We believe it represents our innovative, creative approach and reflects our belief in the power of story.
The State Theatre is a 1,300 seat music hall in downtown Portland that regularly hosts national musical acts and comedy shows.
THE fabulous 2019 lineup:
Kaveh Akbar | Poet
Heidi Julavits | Writer and Editor
Dolen Perkins-Valdez | Novelist
Alexandra Styron | Author
Gracia Bareti | Student Author
Hosted by Steve Almond | Writer, Podcaster, Troublemaker
Musical Guest | Xenia Rubinos
Directed by Sean Mewshaw
Donating to The Telling Room is about believing in our students.
Your ticket purchases will directly support The Telling Room’s programs, including Writers Block, the Anthology Project, Young Emerging Authors, Super Famous Writers Series, Young Writers & Leaders, and much more!
TICKETS FOR 2020 WILL GO ON SALE IN JANUARY
IN 2019, Two lucky winners WON exclusive tripS to NEW York City!
Two separate winners chose from a Seth Myers or a Trevor Noah prize package, each complete with:
Tickets to a taping of a late-night show
Exclusive tickets from a selection of Broadway shows
A $1,000 American Express cash card to cover travel and lodging expenses
ABOUT THE TELLING ROOM
The Telling Room's mission is to empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world.
Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. We offer a wide variety of free creative writing programs to Maine youth at our Writing Center downtown and at schools and community based organizations all over the state. Write. Share. Inspire.
PLAN AHEAD FOR 2020
Schedule of Events
Doors open for VIP Cocktail Reception for Hosts and Sponsors
Doors open for Main Event
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Live show featuring our very special guests!
What to Wear
Approach Show & Tell as a casual "night out at the theater." Feel free to come as you are, dress for cocktails, or go all out. We know Portland appreciates the opportunity to get fancy, but please know it's not required. We're up for anything!
The State Theatre is a historic theater located at 609 Congress Street in downtown Portland, Maine, which features a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture. It reopened as a 1,300-seat performing arts venue in 2010.