DOORS 6:30 | SHOW 7:30
5225 NE MLK Blvd

FEATURING: SHANNON BALCOM-GRAVES 4-Time Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette Winner, Co-Host of Sex, Drugs, & Basketball on, CHRIS WILLIAMS Creator of Front Porch Sessions and the Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spot-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past Russian Roulette Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, with first-timers NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Co-Owner PDX Pipeline, Award-Winning Journalist, Professional Cat Lady, BROOKS Civil Servant, Recovering Journalist, Founding Member of Feminist Comedy Collective That’s What She Said, and ALINA ALIYAR Proud Parent, Chocolatier, Executive Producer of 7 Deadly Sins Show, Public Ugly Crier


Music by DJ BOBBY D from

*Storytellers subject to change without prior notice.

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Thank you
for 10 amazing years
of live storytelling
with BFpdx: MAINSTAGE!

The Back Fence PDX team has immensely enjoyed being a part of this show and the incredible Portland community for the past decade. The October MAINSTAGE was the final show. (To be clear, Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE will LIVE ON into 2019!!!! We are also working on a new format that will be introduced in the coming months.) It is due to our experiences with the MAINSTAGE show in the past ten years that we are able to experiment with the storytelling medium to keep our shows fresh, engaging, and fun. The MAINSTAGE is what started it all and we are so lucky to still be here putting these shows on for the city that we love.

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DECEMBER 8 and 9
10:00– 2:00

925 SW Washington St.

Master the art of live storytelling with Back Fence PDX Producer and poet Mindy Nettifee! Learn how to craft stories using the five-part story arc, delivering your best performance onstage, and pitching to live show and radio producers. This class culminates in a live storytelling show, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience and have your story recorded as an audio file for you to keep.

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