|Saturday Jul 20, 2013 8:00 PM - Saturday Jul 20, 2013 10:00 PM | $16.00
BACK FENCE PDX | RUSSIAN ROULETTE
STORYTELLERS for this round of Russian Roulette include: Our winner from the June 20th show JASON SAULS (PDX), with STEVE ALMOND (BOS), ARTHUR BRADFORD (PDX), JILLIAN LAUREN (LA), EMMETT MONTGOMERY (SEA), SARAH MIRK (PDX), SHANNON BALCOM (PDX), and LEATHER STORRS (PDX). (more below!)
No Lies. No Notes. No Time.
DOORS/DRINKS/SNACKS 7:00PM, SHOW 8:00PM
$16 online, $18 door
How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 8 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!
At the end of the night, the audience will select a winner who will receive 50 bucks and some other cool prizes, like bragging rights for life. AND THIS IS NEW...one audience member will also receive a bounty of prizes!
More about our killer lineup of Russian Roulette Storytellers!
STEVE ALMOND (BOS) Author of Ten Books, Three of Which He Published Himself, Because He is Sad and Masochistic + His Memoir CANDYFREAK was a NYT Bestseller + His Short Stories Have Appeared in the Best American & Pushcart Anthologies + His Collection, GOD BLESS AMERICA, was Short-Listed for The Story Prize & Sold, Like, Five Copies + Journalism Credits Include New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post + Other Big Deal Places + He Tweets. But only in Portland. And only out of his butt.
JILLIAN LAUREN (LA) Writer & Performer + MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University + Author of the NYT Bestselling Memoir SOME GIRLS: MY LIFE IN A HAREM + Writing Has Appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine & more + Can Dance the Tango + Doesn't Know Her Multiplication Tables + Coolest Thing She's Done: Adopted a Son from Africa
ARTHUR BRADFORD (PDX) Emmy Nominated Director of Six Days to Air: The Making of South Park + Author of the Illustrated Book Benny's Brigade, & Short Story Book, DOGWALKER + Written for Esquire, McSweeney's, Vice, Men's Journal + Writer, Director, Producer of MTV's How's Your News? + Had Buck Teeth So Severe His Dentist Used Him in "Before" & "After Pictures
EMMETT MONTGOMERY (SEA) Curates & Hosts Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery + Standup/Storyteller Who's Performed in BUMBERSHOOT, BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL & SASQUATCH FESTIVAL + Puppet Maker + Been Shaving Since He Was 10 + Never Broken a Bone, But Has Had 17 Concussions + Got to 2nd Base in a Bomb Shelter
SARAH MIRK (PDX) Online Editor of Bitch Media + Illustrator & Writer of the Nonfiction Series Oregon History Comics + Avid Cyclist + Champion Pie Maker + All-Around Schlub + Once Auditioned to be on The Bad Girls Club
JASON SAULS (PDX) Announcer & Producer with OPB + Enemy to Those Who Can't Appreciate 80s Hair Metal & Power Ballads + Once Shared a Cup of Instant Coffee with Peter Frampton
SHANNON BALCOM (PDX) Administrative Assistant + Voted 2003 Tigard High School Class Clown + Scared of Low Flying Birds + Won 1st Place in Chubby Cheeks Contest + Career Bridesmaid
LEATHER STORRS (PDX) Chef at Noble Rot + Former Bouncer + Featured in a Wanted Poster + Punched in the Head by Jazz Band Instructor + Rafted and Reefered with Travel Guide Rick Steves
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|