Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
Sat, Aug 20 at 7:30pm
Doors 6:30 I Show 7:30 Come early enjoy a drink and the art gallery and lovely space.
AFTER 2.5 YEARS... we are back live and ready to welcome you into our new home, ALBERTA HOUSE (fomerly Cerimon House), to hear some incredible stories! If you've been in Portland for a minute you might remember the beloved Sellwood venue, The Woods. AH has a similar storied feel to it. YOU ARE GONNA VIBE THIS VIBE.
AND ON WITH THE SHOW INFO...
How does Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE work? Each show begins with a giant game show size wheel packed with juicy story prompts. One of our five seasoned storytellers is randomly drawn. To determine the random prompt for their story, they spin that giant wheel! They can play or pass their prompt (once). 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 their prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare. The audience votes on a winner at the end of the night – both the storyteller winner and one lucky audience member win a veritable bevy of prizes including a bottle from Hip Chicks Do Wine and Fills Donuts! We’ll have some other new surprises for 2022 shows.
Hosted & Produced by FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by DJ STONEBUNNY
STORYTELLERS FOR THIS ROUND
ARLO WEIERHAUSER Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Comedian, Portland’s Funniest Person 2017, Actor, Flo in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
JASON ROUSE Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer/Teacher, Married With Dog
MONICA CHOY Artist, curator, and intuitive healer
JOEY SLAMON Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Writer for Arrested Development, Show Runner for I'm Sorry
LA’TEVIN ALEXANDER Actor, Portlandia, The Paper Tigers, GRIMM, Founder of Confrontation Theater, with a fierce and passionate commitment to uplifting the African diaspora and engaging communities through the art of theatre, film, tv, voiceover, and storytelling.
*10% of ticket proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank. ‘Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sites in Oregon and Clark County, WA.’