Interview with Gary Hirsch: His doodles, his bots and his love of Back Fence

Hi friends! Back Fence Babe Meagan Kate here! We are so excited to have artist Gary Hirsch giving out his brand new, never-before-touched decision Bots to our audience members at the May 24 show, ‘At A Crossroads.’ This is our FOURTH ANNIVERSARY and the last show until September (because the babes need summer break too, y’all!) and we’re thrilled to … Read More

At a Crossroads Stories + Popina Swimwear Fashion Show!

OUR BIG FUN TIME-Y FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW! MISSION THEATER |1624 NW Glisan St.| PDX 97209 ADMISSION: $12 ADVANCE, $15 DOOR (get tix: THURS May 24 6:30PM DOORS | 7:15PM SWIMWEAR SHOW | 7:30 PM STORIES FEATURING: Our annual Back Fence PDX Popina Swimwear Fashion Show with dance troupe The Dolly Pops modeling and performing a synchronized swim routine … Read More

Say Hello To New Faces At Back Fence PDX!

Hi folks, its your friendly Back Fence Babe, Nathalie, here. We can’t believe its been almost four years since we started working with Back Fence PDX. Back in 2008, Back Fence was just a small gathering at Urban Grind in NE Portland. Meagan and I would check people in, stamp their hands and get all sweaty setting up chairs. Ever … Read More


Back Fence PDX and Portland Center Stage Present GET YOUR LIFE FROM the PAGE onto the STAGE Taught by Lauren Weedman In this weekend writing/performing lab on March 31/April 1, actors, writers, standup comedians, and solo artists will have the opportunity to engage with critically acclaimed writer, actress, and solo performer Lauren Weedman. The lab is designed to help you mine your … Read More

MARCH 29/30 REDUX Storytellers Announced!

Tickets are already moving fast for our big March storytelling shows! We hope you’ll join us for two very special nights of all new stories from some of our audience favorites of the past four years! We cast a variety of local and national tellers from different walks of life…some have a long list of performing credits, and for others this … Read More

And We're Off!

We laughed. We grossed out. We gasped. We elbowed the person next to us. We licked cupcakes off the stage. What an incredible start to the 2012 Back Fence PDX season! Thank you to our packed house at the PCS Gerding Theater at the Armory, and all our wonderful storytellers who bravely took the stage Monday night, including Carli Davidson (pictured … Read More

And the 'I DIDN'T THINK THIS THROUGH' winners are….

This was a hard choice y’all! All of the ‘I Didn’t Think This Through’ stories were fantastic! So good, in fact, that we decided to add prizes for a runner up and 4 honorable mentions! Out of about 30 stories we received, here are our top 6! GRAND PRIZE WINNER! AMANDA ROBINSON (Entered on Back Fence Facebook fan page) I … Read More

Share Your 'I Didn't Think This Through' Story, Win Prizes!

Here’s a haul worth writing for!* Share your I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH **TRUE** story in 50 words or less as a comment right here on this here blog post, by TODAY 1/19 @ midnight. One lucky person will win $200 of awesome-ness: 2 tickets/early entrance for our Jan. 23 show, PLUS two tickets to THE NORTH PLAN at Portland Center … Read More

More FREE tix released today at 4:30!

TODAY! At 4:30 we’ll release a few more tickets for the FREE January 23rd, I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH show at Portland Center Stage! Another chance to see World Class Benefit Auctioneer David Silverman (pictured), Laurie Notaro, Mary Van Note, Carli Davidson , Doug Askelson, and Gregg Abbott tell stories! (If you don’t get tix today, don’t fret, we have a really fun contest going … Read More


===>Our SIGN-INTERPRETED section still has seats available for those in need of an interpreter! See below for details on how to reserve tickets for this section only. HOLY MOLY People! The general admission FREE TICKETS for the January 23rd show were obliterated in just over an HOUR!!! WOWZEE. BUT WAIT!!! If you missed out…we will ping people with reservations in … Read More