Hello lovely Back Fence PDX audience,

We are sad to report that we are canceling the March 21 and May 9 Russian Roulette shows for what have become obvious reasons.

While all of our storytellers and the Back Fence PDX staff are well at this time, we are concerned about the financial loss this cancellation will represent to The Old Church and The Oregon Food Bank.  So we are creating little Tiny Gigantic mixed media episodes available on our IG by clicking on the biol -- links to donating to OFB and TOC can be found there as well. 

In the meantime, we love you, we miss you already, stay pumped, wash your hands, and reach out to your people. We hope that thanks to all of our collective care and caution, this pandemic slows dramatically and that we will see you all in, fingers crossed, July.

Please send any questions to info@backfencepdx.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, sign up for our newsletter, and check out our incredible archive of Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE stories on YouTube to get your fix. 

Love,
Back Fence PDX

Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020
DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM |  18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave

This show has been cancelled due to shelter in place and the safety for all. 

 

Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020
DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM |  18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave

FEATURING:

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

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

ELINA LIM 
Queer/Immigrant/Woman From Singapore, Started Singapore’s First Contemporary Storytelling Event & Invisible Spectrum Stories in PDX, Makes Excellent Dumplings, Working on a Bill to Keep Sexual Assault Victims Safer in Oregon

The Winner From Our May Show 

And two other fantastic storytellers announced soon! 

Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 7:00PM ⎮ SHOW 8:00PM 
$16-28 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Remember we're 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive swag from our sponsors/partners: $10 to The Civic Taproom, a pair of tickets to Helium Comedy Club, a ticket to The Siren Theater, 2-4-1 passes to Portland Playhouse, a sweet treat from Unicorn Bake Shop, a tasting for two at New Deal Distillery, a 15% off coupon at Popina Swimwear, and more. As Portlanders vibrant arts surround us. Our VIP packages are curated to encourage our audiences to get out and see more of the amazing shows and theaters that surround us. Passes are not tied to your name, so if you want you can gift them on to a friend or non-profit that can benefit from more of the great art in our community! To reserve seats in the ASL Interpreted section, please purchase your tickets then email info@backfencepdx.com.

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2019 our audiences provided 3,600 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 swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners like 2 Tickets to Portland Center Stage, 2 tickets to the next two shows at Portland Playhouse, 2 Tickets to Helium Comedy Club, 1 Ticket to Siren Theater, Earrings and $25 Gift Card to Betsy and Iya, $45 Gift Card to Fingerbang, $20 Gift Card to Powell’s, $10 Civic Taproom Cash, a Bottle of Portland Vodka from New Deal Distillery, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above, $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.

Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020
DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM |  18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave

FEATURING:

The Winner From Our July Show
 
And five other fantastic storytellers announced soon! 


Hosted by
B. FRAYN MASTERS & KISHA JARRETT
Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 7:00PM ⎮ SHOW 8:00PM 
$16-28 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Remember we're 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive swag from our sponsors/partners: $10 to The Civic Taproom, a pair of tickets to Helium Comedy Club, a ticket to The Siren Theater, 2-4-1 passes to Portland Playhouse, a sweet treat from Unicorn Bake Shop, a tasting for two at New Deal Distillery, a 15% off coupon at Popina Swimwear, and more. As Portlanders vibrant arts surround us. Our VIP packages are curated to encourage our audiences to get out and see more of the amazing shows and theaters that surround us. Passes are not tied to your name, so if you want you can gift them on to a friend or non-profit that can benefit from more of the great art in our community! To reserve seats in the ASL Interpreted section, please purchase your tickets then email info@backfencepdx.com.

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2019 our audiences provided 3,600 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 swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners like 2 Tickets to Portland Center Stage, 2 tickets to the next two shows at Portland Playhouse, 2 Tickets to Helium Comedy Club, 1 Ticket to Siren Theater, Earrings and $25 Gift Card to Betsy and Iya, $45 Gift Card to Fingerbang, $20 Gift Card to Powell’s, $10 Civic Taproom Cash, a Bottle of Portland Vodka from New Deal Distillery, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above, $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.

Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM |  18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave

FEATURING:

The Winner From Our October Show
 
And five other fantastic storytellers announced soon! 


Hosted by
B. FRAYN MASTERS & KISHA JARRETT
Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 7:00PM ⎮ SHOW 8:00PM 
$16-28 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Remember we're 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive swag from our sponsors/partners: $10 to The Civic Taproom, a pair of tickets to Helium Comedy Club, a ticket to The Siren Theater, 2-4-1 passes to Portland Playhouse, a sweet treat from Unicorn Bake Shop, a tasting for two at New Deal Distillery, a 15% off coupon at Popina Swimwear, and more. As Portlanders vibrant arts surround us. Our VIP packages are curated to encourage our audiences to get out and see more of the amazing shows and theaters that surround us. Passes are not tied to your name, so if you want you can gift them on to a friend or non-profit that can benefit from more of the great art in our community! To reserve seats in the ASL Interpreted section, please purchase your tickets then email info@backfencepdx.com.

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2019 our audiences provided 3,600 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 swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners like 2 Tickets to Portland Center Stage, 2 tickets to the next two shows at Portland Playhouse, 2 Tickets to Helium Comedy Club, 1 Ticket to Siren Theater, Earrings and $25 Gift Card to Betsy and Iya, $45 Gift Card to Fingerbang, $20 Gift Card to Powell’s, $10 Civic Taproom Cash, a Bottle of Portland Vodka from New Deal Distillery, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above, $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.