DOORS 6:30PM | SHOW 7:30PM |  18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave


DARSHANPREET GILL October RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, High School Science Teacher, Has Traveled To Over 25 Countries, Harry Potter Club Advisor at Her School, Grew Up On A Farm, Ex- Marching and Jazz Band-er

JASON ROUSE Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer/Teacher, Married With Dog

JAY FLEWELLING Portland Native, Founder of J Names Improv, Filmmaker (Including HUMP! Fest), Multi-Faceted Comedian 

JOY PEARSON Pro Singer for 20 years, Happy Mom of 3, Obnoxious Dad Joke Factory, Passion for Kindness, Collaboration 

NORINA BECK Receptionist In A Medical Clinic By Day, Gives Psychic and Past Life Readings By Night, RACC Grant Recipient, Working On A Solo Show Called Animals Don't Have Porn, Was a Teenage Member of the Troupe Clowns for Christ, Makes a Mean Pot of Chili

NISHAT AKHTAR Creative Director, Illustrator, Board Gamer, Once Was A Carousel Horse Painter


Music by DJ BOBBY D from
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM
$16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Party Pack Discount: Buy 6 or more GA tickets + the price will magically become just $11 each (no code needed)! Invite your friends as a holiday gift, family, co-workers, or whomever you'd love to share the joy of storytelling with! Remember we're 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive $10 GC to Civic Taproom, two passes to Helium Comedy Club, two passes to The Siren Theater, tea and swag from The Jasmine Pearl, and specials from Popina and Skin by Marywynn. Plus have seats reserved in the front rows until 5 mins before showtime. 

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2018 our audiences provided 2500 meals!!! 

More about Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE…
How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 6 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare.

The audience votes for a winner at the end of the night who will receive over $250 of booty from our sponsors and partners including $50 from Skin by Marywynn, a Betsy and Iya $25 GC/pair of earrings, tickets to Helium Comedy Club, $20 to Powell’s, a sexy lip treatment from Skin by Marywynn, $10 to Civic Taproom, a glass contained prize from New Deal distillery, tea from The Jasmine Pearl, two tickets to Portland Center Stage, a Finger Bang gift certificate, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above (minus the 50 bucks) PLUS $100 to Popina Swimwear and two VIP tickets to a RUSSIAN ROULETTE show!

The storytelling winner will be invited to come back to the next show! 

*Storytellers subject to change without notice. Stories may contain explicit language and/or subject matter.