Oooh, folks! Last week’s Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE* brought out a wide variety stories (from rocking back and forth funny, to dark/funny/poignant to funny/poignant…the whole shebang!) from daredevil storytellers who had only 5 minutes to prepare their 5-minute true story! (That’s how we roll at our RUSSIAN ROULETTE shows, y’all!)
The audience spoke and voted the story of the night to be SHANNON BALCOM‘s Scared Shitless tale of highly entertaining if not embarrassing and painful woe. She basically nailed it. Nipping at her heels was COURTENAY HAMEISTER, who shared a sweet, funny, and intimate Had to Have It story — that’s she’s never told anyone before. Check them both out below, and after that find the links to the rest of the night’s stories!
Plus all of the other amazing storytellers from the evening:
WATCH ALL OF OUR BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE STORIES —> HERE
—> You can get tickets soon for our next Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE show on SAT, JUNE 14. With the return of our FEB winner SHANNON BALCOM (PDX), EMMETT MONTGOMERY (SEA), SARAH MIRK (PDX), and first-time appearances of JOHANNA STEIN (LA) and BILL HILLMAN (CHI), and more to be announced soon!
* RUSSIAN ROULETTE puts a twist on our main stage storytelling shows. Still true stories, but with high risk and intrigue — storytellers are challenged to create their true 5-minute tales on the spot.