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 since our move to the Mission Theater later that year, the crowds have grown, our duties have grown and so … Read More

backfenceadminSay Hello To New Faces At Back Fence PDX!


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 most humiliating stories, obsessions, journal ramblings, joys, traumas, dramas, and flat out lies to help create a spontaneous performance piece. … Read More

backfenceadminLAUREN WEEDMAN's awesome WEEKEND WORKSHOP!!

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 appearance will be their second or third time on stage! Many tellers will share personal details that they’ve never uttered … Read More

backfenceadminMARCH 29/30 REDUX Storytellers Announced!

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 here with one of the tigers from Last Hope!), Doug Askelson, Mary Van Note, Gregg Abbott, David Silverman and Laurie … Read More

backfenceadminAnd We're Off!

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 agree to help my new friend move- she’s finally leaving her loser/boozer/abuser boyfriend. I pull up to the house. He’s … Read More

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

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 Stage, The Gerding Theater at the Armory (“…nothing short of uproarious…”), AND gift certificates from our lovely sponsors Saint Cupcake … Read More

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

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 at to get tix and more fun stuff coming up!!) Tix here at 4:30:

backfenceadminMore FREE tix released today at 4:30!


===>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 a week or so to make sure they can still come to the show for really reals…and we will be … Read More

backfenceadminOther MYSTERIOUS Ways to GET FREE TIX…


TODAY IS THE DAY! Tickets* for the first show of our 2012 season, based on the theme I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH, will be AVAILABLE at 10:00AM! Tickets are FREE…that’s right FREE (while they last), thanks to a community grant given to Portland Center Stage. Join us Jan. 23 at The Gerding Theater at The Armory for exciting true stories from Laurie Notaro, Mary Van Note, Carli Davidson, Doug Askelson, and Gregg Abbott (pictured) and other amazing people. Limit of 2 tickets per person – TICKETS ARE GONE as … Read More


Free Tix For Next Back Fence Available SOON!!

HOLD THE PHONE! Tickets for our Jan. 23, 2012 show — I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH — will become available online on Tuesday Jan. 3 at 10am. This show is FREE due to a generous community grant received by Portland Center Stage. Don’t miss the kick-off of our 2012 season, featuring Laurie Notaro, Mary Van Note (pictured), Carli Davidson, and other awesome people! Keep up to date on all Back Fence PDX news and announcements by following us on Twitter (@backfencepdx) … Read More

backfenceadminFree Tix For Next Back Fence Available SOON!!