Warren McPherson

***Disclaimer: If you know me at all, you know writing this "about" piece is extremely difficult. But, I'm gonna do it; and in third person too, so that anyone reading it (without having first read this disclaimer) will think someone else wrote all these nice things about me and my accomplishments. So clever.***

 

Warren always wanted to be an artist. Problem was, he couldn't really do anything. He couldn't draw. He couldn't paint. He couldn't be abstract. So, he thought maybe he could be a writer; that's a kind of artist. But, nope, it turns out he couldn't do that either. Ready to throw in the towel and be just an ordinary non-artist guy Warren stumbled upon one final art form: the art of storytelling. And just like Troy McClure in "Planet of the Apes: The Musical" it was the role he was born to play, baby!

 

Warren has been a regular teller at Portland Story Theater since 2013. He has participated in numerous Portland Story Theater workshops, their monthly Urban Tellers shows and their Main Stage showcases, as well as their On The Road series. He has performed throughout Oregon, and in New York City as part of the BadyHouse Storytelling series. In April 2016 Warren was the WCCLS Story Slam Champion.

 

In 2019, Warren created a one-man storytelling show titled "You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing",  which premiered as part of the city-wide Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, OR. This same show was  accepted into the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, allowing Warren to perform Off-Broadway. 

 

As Director/Founder/President/Sole employee of Sweetlime Productions, Warren uses his production company to strengthen his storytelling skills by producing local podcasts, short films and -- ever since his last birthday when his wife got him a kick ass heat press -- catchy t-shirts.  He lives in Portland, OR with said wife and two sons. 

 

"Warren had me and the rest of the audience enraptured: his focus and attention to words came through like a hurricane."

                                                                                                                                                    --Oregon ArtsWatch                                                                                                                                                                                                    

"A charismatic performer, Warren McPherson’s stories have an insightful charm. Relatable. Funny. Poignant."

                                                                                                                          --Portland Story Theater