BACKFENCE PDX: ROULETTE
Sat, Nov 4, 2023 at 7:30pm
- ARTS FOR ALL
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DOORS 6:30 I SHOW 7:30 >> Come early enjoy a drink, the art gallery, and lovely space.
Come to ALBERTA HOUSE and hear some incredible stories!
Music by DJ JOHN B. JONES
Bell Ringer Sarah Grace McCandless
BACKFENCE PDX: ROULETTE SHOW DESCRIPTION
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!
SAT NOV 4th ROULETTE STORYTELLERS!
CANDACE MOLATORE is a creative director, photographer, model, and branding consultant based in Portland, OR. With over 8 years of experience in her field, Candace has developed a passion for fostering true representation in media, creating high-quality content in the digital space, and building community in her area. In her downtime, Candace enjoys being chronically online, going to movies alone and pondering about the existential endings to every Christopher Nolan movie ever made.
KATIE NGUYEN's work has been featured in The New Yorker, you can hear her stand-up on SiriusXM, and she's a regular at Helium Comedy Club. She was a writer and the host of PBS Kids' Mega Wow, and co-wrote and starred in the short film Crouching Comic. Katie teaches stand-up classes at Helium, she's thrice been named a Genius of Comedy by the Portland Mercury, and was named 2021's Portland's Funniest Person by Willamette Week. Multiple past winner!
RENEE JENKINSON lives on Mt Hood with her 9 year old kid where she teaches wilderness medicine and is 25 years into a career dedicated to connecting people with the wilds. She’s guided, worked and with the wilds. She’s guided, worked and taught all over the world. Right now she's interested in loving each other, the earth, and supporting collective climate grief. Renee is obsessed with Miami. Multiple past winner!
LEATHER STORRS Portland native Leather Storrs probably knows your parents. He is the cohost of the Netflix competition show: COOKED WITH CANNABIS. He is known as a storyteller on stage and on a plate, and is one of Portland's longest-cooking chefs. He serenaded Bill Murray with “Star Wars,” lounge style, but the best things he's ever made are his two kids. Multiple past winner!
DARSHANPREET GILL is a high school science teacher who lives in Portland with Mister & Leo, her two cats. She enjoys baking and listening to Hidden Brain, That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, and The Week Ahead with Chani Nicholas.
When you buy tickets to our shows you automatically help support our Triple 10 Donation Coalition! What is that you say? Both the shows and the venue have committed to donating portions of profits to support the community. BACKFENCE PDX: ROULETTE has donated 10% of all ticket sales to Oregon Food Bank since 2016, and will continue to do so, to fight food insecurity. 10% of ticket profits from the BAD DATES show go to the Q Center and the work they do supporting our LGBTQ+ community as everyone deserves to be loved just as they are. And ALBERTA HOUSE will set aside 10% of its bar sales into the BACKFENCE PDX Community Pot, providing assistance to those who need funding to hold events at Alberta House.