Blindsided stories!

On August 15th, we returned to the beautiful Hollywood Theatre for tales that left all of our storytellers BLINDSIDED: all of those strange little twists and turns that life throws at you, and how you deal with the aftermath. Prepare yourself, then, because all of the videos from the evening are now live and available at our Vimeo page HERE … Read More

Don’t Box Me In

AARON SPENCER: Dance and De Facto Drag Queen Writer for Willamette Week + Web Design Pro + Go-To Karaoke Song is “Under The Sea” + Once Broke a Window to Escape a Hookup | JOEY SLAMON: Co-Producer of Arrested Development + Can Recite Every Opening to Each Individual Law and Order Series + Cries Every Time Someone Mentions WALL-E | … Read More

Ch Ch Ch Changes

NORINA BECK: Teacher of Small Children + Survived a Tornado + Has 33% More Neanderthal DNA Than the Average Person + Thinks Neanderthals Might Have Been More Intelligent Than People Think | [sview caption=”Norina Beck at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/86028376″]watch[/sview] LITSA DREMOUSIS: Essayist + Fairly Certain She Was a Guy in All Her Past Lives + Had a Crush on … Read More

Great Expectations

JEFFERSON SMITH: Started Bus Project | [sview caption=”Jefferson Smith at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/82165989″]watch[/sview] JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON: Writer/Producer | [sview caption=”Jessica Lee Williamson at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/82165987″]watch[/sview] GREG NIBLER: Host of Funemployment Radio | [sview caption=”Greg Nibler at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/82165988″]watch[/sview] TIM GANEY: Architect | [sview caption=”Tim Ganey at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/82165986″]watch[/sview]

Recipe For Disaster

ALIA AL-HUMAIDHI & THOM YOUNG (telling a story in tandem!): ALIA Analyzes Bigger Disasters than Most Scientists Would Care to Imagine + Raised in both Kuwait & New Hampshire + Is a True Pyromaniac at Heart. THOM Spent Over a Month of His Life Underwater + Sailed Across the Pacific Ocean Twice + Has Been Within Inches of the Jaws … Read More

Losing My Religion

BRIAN FINKELSTEIN: Emmy Nominated Writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show + Volunteered at Suicide Hotline for 4 Years + Has Seen the Indigo Girls in Concert Over 50 Times | [sview caption=”Brian Finkelstein at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/77172455″]watch[/sview] NICOLE HARDY: Author of the memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin + Former Wrigley Field Peanut Vendor + Swam with The Original … Read More

After Dark

BRIAN FINKELSTEIN: Emmy Nominated Writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show + Volunteered at Suicide Hotline for 4 Years + Has Seen the Indigo Girls in Concert Over 50 Times | [sview caption=”Brian Finkelstein at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/77172517″]watch[/sview] CHELSEA CAIN: Best-Selling Thriller Writer + Parallel Parker Extraordinaire + Secret Taxidermy Enthusiast + Claim to Fame: At Ten Years Old, Touched … Read More

Anxieties and Phobias

CURT HOPKINS: Journalist Who’s Written For the BBC, Salon & Christian Science Monitor + Lived in a Cave in Spain + Electrocuted in a Guatemalan Shower + Appeared in the Movie “The Comedians of Comedy” | [sview caption=”Curt Hopkins at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/69323325″]watch[/sview] DANI TURNER: Makeup Artist + Knows Every Line in The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Heart … Read More

But Wait… It Gets Worse (w/5 Truths and a Lie)

DERRICK BROWN: President of Write Bloody Publishing + Paratrouper for the 82nd Airborne + Was a Magician at Knotts Berry Farm + Loves Shooting Bows & Arrows at Beer Cans | [sview caption=”Derrick Brown at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/65006929″]watch[/sview] JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON: Personal Assistant + Tried to Beat the World Record in Pogo Sticking + Failed the 9th and 11tth … Read More

Breaking the Rules

BRIAN FINKELSTEIN: Emmy Nominated Writer for the Ellen Degeneres Show + Volunteered at Suicide Hotline for 4 Years + Was a Skincare ‘Expert’ at Kiehl’s in NY for 6 Years + Has Seen the Indigo Girls in Concert Over 50 Times | [sview caption=”Brian Finkelstein at Back Fence PDX” source=”http://vimeo.com/58511566″]watch[/sview] JOY BRYANT: Jasmine on NBC’s Parenthood + Bronx, NY Born … Read More