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Free Tix For Next Back Fence Available SOON!!

HOLD THE PHONE! Tickets for our Jan. 23, 2012 show — I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH — will become available online on Tuesday Jan. 3 at 10am. This show is FREE due to a generous community grant received by Portland Center Stage. Don’t miss the kick-off of our 2012 season, featuring Laurie Notaro, Mary Van Note (pictured), Carli Davidson, and other awesome people!

Keep up to date on all Back Fence PDX news and announcements by following us on Twitter (@backfencepdx) or LIKE us on Facebook.

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Fave Radio Host DARIA Tells of Her Teen Past!

DARIA ELIUK spins her personal stories on 101.5 THE BUZZ on a near daily basis. It was awesome to have her LIVE on the Back Fence stage telling her ‘That’s a Mouthful’ story! You can purchase a CD from CD Baby of Daria telling more stories, “THE BEST OF DARIA’S LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDES VOLUME I” (JUST CLICK HERE!). All net proceeds from the purchase of this CD go to benefit DOVE LEWIS, Portland’s only nonprofit 24-hour emergency and critical care animal hospital.  

And, we love a foxy and smart lady who is willing to divulge details such as the following for her introduction on stage: “I saved all my chicken pox scabs in a baby food jar.” 

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DYNAMIC sister duo added as Storytellers!

>>>RESERVE TIX HERE !!

ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

PRODUCED & HOSTED BY +  B. FRAYN MASTERS & SARAH GRACE McCANDLESS

 + 21 and over ONLY +

PRESENTING our NOVEMBER BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling SHOW

FEATURING AMAZING & TRUE STORIES BASED ON THE THEME THAT’S A MOUTHFUL’

 introducing our awesome storytellers* (in alphabetical order)

AMBER JO HATT

Radical Social Worker + Undefeated Leg Wrestler in 4 States

DARIA ELIUK

KRSK “the Buzz” (105.1 FM) + Once a Summer Camp Counselor

DERRICK BROWN

Former Paratrooper + Write Bloody Publishing

FIONA McCANN

Born in Dublin + Lived in Japan, Argentina, and Cape Cod

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SHELLEY McLENDON & WENDI McCLENDON-COVEY (telling a story in tandem!)

Roadhouse: The Play! + Once an Awesome McMenamins Waitress & Bridesmaids + RENO 911 + Hillshire Farms Sausage Spokesperson

And the MOMENT IN THE SHOW you’ve come to LOVE!!!!

Our super exciting LIGHTNING ROUND!! FIVE randomly drawn audience members will have a chance to strut their narrative stuff by doing their best to tell an entire THAT’S A MOUTHFUL story in just ONE MINUTE!

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You can RESERVE tickets for our upcoming show through this site, but the actual tickets will be purchased at the door for $12.00 the night of the show. 

Reserved tickets will be guaranteed until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the show. To expedite the ticketing process please bring CASH the night of the show to purchase your tickets.

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WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.  6:30PM  FOOD/DRINK — 7:30PM STORIES! 

WHERE: MISSION THEATER in NW PDX. 1624 NW GLISAN.

WHAT: ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES.

HOW MUCH: $12 WITH RESERVATION, $15 WITHOUT

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FOR YOUR INTERMISSION ENJOYMENT YOU’LL RECEIVE A FREE SAINT CUPCAKE!

A BIG GIANT THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS…HOTEL deLUXE, NEW DEAL VODKA & POPINA SWIMWEAR!

*Storytellers subject to change

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Camp STORIES :: AWESOME Benefit

PRESENTING our JULY BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling SHOW (AND…A portion of the proceeds will BENEFIT FOR ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS!*)

This show is 21 yrs and over ONLY.

FEATURING AMAZING & TRUE STORIES BASED ON THE THEME ‘CAMP’. Reserve your tickets NOW!

:: Check out our amazing storytellers ::

KERRY COHEN :: Psychotherapist + Author of Loose Girl

BRUCE OBERG :: Co-Founder of Sucker Punch, makers of the INFAMOUS + SLY COOPER Playstation games

LUCINDA JANE HOLSCHER :: 12-Year-Old from Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls

JIMMY RADOSTA :: Mortified Favorite + Andy Rooney Fan

BOB McCOY :: Forest Park Park Ranger + Lapsed Quaker

DALE CHUMBLEY :: Realtor + 3rd Generation Vancouverite 

And the MOMENT IN THE SHOW you’ve come to LOVE!!!! Our super exciting LIGHTNING ROUND!! FIVE randomly drawn audience members will have a chance to strut their narrative stuff by doing their best to tell an entire CAMP story in just ONE MINUTE!

You can RESERVE tickets for our upcoming show through this site, but the actual tickets will be purchased at the door for $15.00 the night of the show. A percentage of tickets sales will go to ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS!!! Our audience will cover the costs to send one girl to camp, all expenses paid!!! 

Reserved tickets will be guaranteed until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the show. To expedite the ticketing process please bring CASH the night of the show to purchase your tickets.

WHEN: THURSDAY ~ JULY 21st.  6:30PM  FOOD/DRINK — 7:30PM STORIES! 

WHEREMISSION THEATER in NW PDX

WHAT: ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES.

HOW MUCH: Since this is a benefit all tickets will be $15 at the door!

FOR YOUR INTERMISSION ENJOYMENT YOU’LL RECEIVE A FREE SAINT CUPCAKE!!!

 *This benefit will send a girl to Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls, all expenses paid!

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is run by devoted staff and volunteers who believe passionately in the mission of the camp. They teach, coach, mentor, manage, direct, fund-raise, plan programming, mentor, and so much more. Female instructors, coaches, band managers, and even the administrative team share their experience and skills in music with the students, campers, and interns who seek mentorship. Rock Camp staff and volunteers provide examples of leadership, team work and self-direction with the hope of giving back some of the encouragement and inspiration they receive from the Camp’s amazing students.

A BIG GIANT THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS…HOTEL deLUXE, NEW DEAL VODKA & POPINA SWIMWEAR!


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Tickets for June 17th on Sale Now!

Tickets for Caught Red-Handed are on sale now!

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

On Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Theater, Back Fence PDX will take the stage with great people telling unmemorized, true eight-minute stories based on the theme, Caught Red-Handed. In addition, a swimsuit fashion show featuring suits from Popina will be held at 7:15 p.m. and Tinymeat will give away wallets at intermission.

Presenting our June storytellers:

Pema Teeter
is a ghostwriter living in Portland, OR. When fully materialized, she writes plays and gives public readings of her novel in progress. Her plays have been produced in NYC, San Diego, Albuquerque and Portland. You can join her at her blog at www.parkbenchdaily.blogspot.com.

In his day job, Jeff Hardison tries to grow an advertising agency by speaking at conferences from here to the edge of Florida. At night, he reverses his progress by making a fool of himself on less corporate stages. In the past year, he has performed in the play Talking Dogs (Fertile Ground Festival at Gerding Theater), as well as debuted Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes (Ignite Portland Four). Hardison sometimes plays drums in local clubs when he can drag on stage his busy bandmates in Hello Damascus.

Rael Dornfest is the UX engineer of Twitter, and was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at O’Reilly Media. He is Series Editor of OReilly’s Hacks series, and has co-authored a number of books including Google Hacks , Mac OS X Panther Hacks, and Google: The Missing Manual.

Nicole J. Georges is an illustrator, educator and pet portrait artist living in Portland with her two dogs, Beija and Wishbone Georges. She is the author of the autobiographical comic-zine Invincible Summer, and has toured the country with the infamous Sister Spit Ramblin’ Road Show.  Nicole is most proud of being voted “Miss Specs Appeal 2006” by the zine Hey Four Eyes!, and plans on clinging to this achievement (in an almost Baby Jane like fashion) for as long as possible. www.nicolejgeorges.com

Eric Schniewind has at various times considered himself a geologist, writer, actor, improviser, carpenter, and musician during his adult life (though the musician part is kind of a stretch…actually so are a few of the others). During his childhood he considered himself very adept in getting cookies from the neighbors. Most recently his accomplishments include…include….uh…..must be something…oh wait…writer for the live sketch series Soap Street Theater.  That and the chicken coop he built after way too many weeks went by. http://www.soapst.com.

Descending from a long line of family bakers, it is only fitting that Jami Curl now finds herself at the helm of Portland’s own Saint Cupcake. Before embarking on a life filled with sugar, flour and sprinkles, Jami worked as Hungarian kindergarten teacher, a teen advice columnist and (for one morning,) a marketer of playground equipment. Currently, Jami’s favorite thing to do is listen to her 2-year old talk.They really do say the darndest things.
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Viva Las Vegas has been baring it allin writing and in the fleshfor over twelve years. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, Portland Mercury, and many other publications. Her first book, Magic Gardens, is due out in August 2009. She fronts the band Coco Cobra and the Killers. http://vivacide.com

Back Fence PDX is an evening with people telling their true eight-minute stories based on the month’s theme. The stories must not have been performed publicly prior to their Back Fence PDX telling. We are also a blog with a weekly story by a writer, blogger, or someone with an unusual story about the topic.

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Back Fence PDX, Mortified, and True Stories All Together

On May 7th at 7:30pm, Back Fence PDX, Mortified, and True Stories all take to the stage together at the Bagdad Theater!

Word to your Mother — It’s an evening of true tales about moms, in celebration of Mother’s Day. (You got her a card right? And put it in the mail?)

And Saint Cupcake is giving away cupcakes!

Join us!

Tickets are on sale here.

More information at wordtoyourmotherpdx.com.

And, of course, grab this cool image!

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Back Fence PDX Happens April 22nd! Get Free Stuff!

Back Fence PDX happens on April 22nd at The Mission (1624 NW Glisan). Doors open at 6 for dinner and drinks, and the show starts at 7:30.

GET TICKETS HERE!

And because we love giving away the goods, we’ll hand out our awesome Back Fence PDX buttons from One Inch Round, and Tinymeat will be there giving away 25 free wallets! To get a pin, just be there! To get a wallet, take the Tinymeat pledge during the intermission, which will not give you tiny meat, but will include information on the Tinymeat warehouse sale and sausagefest on April 25th— free finger food!

Grab this image and post it on your digital refrigerator. Or on your blog and in email to friends.

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