Solo Speak

 "'s a human need to be told stories.  The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from and what might be possible'

~Alan Rickman



Solo Speak is a Story Telling Performance Group started in Bend Oregon, by Sharon "Shay" Knorr at the beginning of 2013.

Shay has been a professional actress since age 10 and a producer, director, singer, playwright, improvisational performer and artist for over 25 years.  The last few years brought her to the solo performing of personal stories after she wrote, directed, produced and performed in her own one woman show “Why Can’t I Marry the Cute Beatle" in 2008.  She then performed with Portland Story Theater in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Oregon in 2011 where she lived for 5 years.

NOW Shay is back in Portland and will be getting Solo Speak up and running here this year 2017.

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Solo Speak’s mission is to be a forum for the sharing of personal stories for grown-ups. The art of storytelling can bring groups together, can bring understanding to people from different backgrounds and beliefs, can share pain and joy and let us know we are not alone.  

The Power of the Story is Real





This video was produced for a Kickstarter project.

Conceived and written by Shay Knorr

Shot and edited by Richard Scott Nelson

Music "Le petit jardin" Lee Maddeford


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