“Back Fence is like a gentle lover whispering sweet nothings into the world’s hot, horny little ear. There’s nothing like it on earth–or even in the rest of Portland.”
– STEVE ALMOND, Author of Candy Freak and Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life.
Our Back Fence PDX: MAINSTAGE show has been playing to packed good-looking audiences since 2008. In 2013 we also became an ongoing radio/podcast miniseries on OPB. Our stories are also podcast on Rooftop Media/Spotify/iTunes/Pandora and on XRAY.fm. In 2013 we also introduced our second live storytelling show, Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE, which we are proud to say caught on like wildfire.
The MAINSTAGE show features local and out of town storytellers telling true personal tales based on the night’s theme. For RUSSIAN ROULETTE each storyteller spins a giant wheel of prompts, and has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt.
Former storytellers range from a blood-spatter expert, a pet photographer, a park ranger, funeral director, a former Scientologist, to scientists and doctors, to New York Times Best-Selling authors, film actors/writers/directors, and people we’ve met on the street.
The majority of our MAINSTAGE stories have never been told publicly. In some cases, not even to significant others.
Back Fence PDX, B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee are honored to have raised money for, partnered with and/or performed in support of amazing non-profits that serve our community: JOIN, Oregon Tradeswomen, The Dougy Center, Oregon Food Bank, Schoolhouse Supplies, Notes of Hope, Proud Ground, Children’s Book Bank, Rock-n-Roll Camp for Girls, P:EAR, The Big Float, The Independent Publishing Resource Center, Planned Parenthood, Neighborhood House, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, and Creative Mornings.