“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.[/blockquote]
Back Fence PDX is a nationally-recognized award-winning storytelling series which has been featuring live, personal theme-based stories for packed audiences on Portland stages since 2008.
In 2013 we introduced our signature live storytelling show, Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE, which we are proud to say caught on like wildfire. 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.
Our Back Fence PDX: MAINSTAGE show played to packed good-looking audiences for ten years from 2008-2018. 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.
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.
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.