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Other MYSTERIOUS Ways to GET FREE TIX…

===>Our SIGN-INTERPRETED section still has seats available for those in need of an interpreter! See below for details on how to reserve tickets for this section only.

HOLY MOLY People! The general admission FREE TICKETS for the January 23rd show were obliterated in just over an HOUR!!! WOWZEE.

BUT WAIT!!! If you missed out…we will ping people with reservations in a week or so to make sure they can still come to the show for really reals…and we will be releasing any available tickets for people who cancel through the next weeks until the show. IN ADDITION…in the next week or so we’ll announce an exciting way to win VIP tickets to the Back Fence show (um, this means you get let in before everyone else, no rock star party…sorry) and to Portland Center Stage’s stunning production of  THE NORTH PLAN

Follow us on twitter: @backfencepdx, Portland Center Stage: @pcsghost and LIKE us on Facebook so you’ll be sure to be apprised of current information!

January storyteller DOUG ASKELSON pictured on the crane.

*This form of reserving tickets is for the ASL section ONLY, general seating is now SOLD OUT: We are excited to announce that stories will be interpreted by nationally certified sign language interpreters Dot Hearn and Steve Nail. To reserve space for these tickets, please email: events@backfencepdx.com with your first/last namenumber of people in your party, AND “Tickets for Interpreter Section” in the subject header. There are a limited number of tickets available for this section and reservations must be made by January 9th, midnight. After that time they will be released to the general public. 

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Derrick Brown’s ‘That’s a Mouthful’ story!

DERRICK BROWN came to town from Long Beach, CA. to tell the true story of how a tiny music show in Nashville became a showdown between his band, SPRING HILL SPIDER PARTY, and 300 rabid fans of  KINGS of LEON. 

More fantastic ‘That’s a Mouthful’ stories comin’ at you soon!

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OH! WHat A MOUTHFUL of A niGHT!!!

LAST THURSDAY’S show was another rousing success!!!! All different kinds of true stories that were dark, heart-breaking, funny, gross, exciting, weird, and everything in between.  What a spectacular way to end the 2011 season!!!

Let us commence to re-enjoying the night through some awesome pictures!














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Pre-show Reservations Nearly Gone!

Photo Credit: Brian NaylorWe are just about out of pre-show reservations (10 left as I write)! BUT, we will create a WAIT LIST as soon as the doors open and begin letting as much  of the list in as we  can at around 7:20. 

A reminder to those that do have reservations…it is recommended that you arrive by 7PM, 7:15 at the lastest…after that we will begin releasing reservations to accommodate the wait list. 

 SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

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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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SEPTEMBER STORYTELLING: Mistakes Were Made

+++ CUT TO THE CHASE: GET your reservations HERE! +++

ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

PRODUCED & HOSTED by MELISSA LION & B. FRAYN MASTERS

+ This show is 21 and over ONLY +

PRESENTING our SEPTEMBER BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling SHOW. FEATURING AMAZING & TRUE STORIES BASED ON THE THEME: ‘MISTAKES WERE MADE’

Our SEPTEMBER storytellers (in alphabetical order)!!!

EGAN DANEHY

Host/Producer of Mortified PDX + Changer of Diapers

MATT SMITH

World Class Auctioneer

MEG WORDEN

Former Federal Prisoner + Current Nutrition Coach and Yoga Teacher

PRISCILLA G. ROBINSON

Former Forensic Military Photographer/Photojournalist + Current Fragrance Salesperson

SARAH GRACE McCANDLESS

Author of The Girl I Wanted to Be + Comic-Con Celebrity Escort

SAURABH TAK

Born and Raised in India + Current New Yorker + Moth StorySLAM Winner

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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 MISTAKES WERE MADE story in just ONE MINUTE!

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You can RESERVE tickets for our upcoming show, 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: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.  6:30PM  FOOD/DRINK — 7:30PM STORIES! 

WHEREMISSION THEATER, 1624 NW Glisan

WHAT: ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

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!

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TWO Fall Shows for Your N-Joyment!

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE STORYTELLING SHOW HERE

SEPTEMBER Storytelling SHOW

FEATURING AWESOME PEOPLE TELLING TRUE STORIES!
BASED ON THE THEME

FAMILY PLOTS

WEDNESDAY ~ SEPTEMBER 22nd

MISSION THEATER
1624 NW GLISAN

Alcohol. Food. True Stories.

6:00 FOOD/DRINK – 7:30 SHOW!

All tix $14.00 at the door ~reservations have priority seating


~YOUR ESTEEMED STORYTELLERS~

“Sorority Sluts 3: Spring Break! (The Outtakes)” & Mortified

ADAM ARNOLD
Fashion Designer & Former Disco Dancer

CAMI KAOS
Strange Love Live Host

PAULS TOUTONGHI
Expert Burrito Roller & Pushcart Prize Winner

ALEXIS REHRMANN
Volcano Lover & Web Editor Portland Monthly

PETER AMES CARLIN
Biographer of Rock Stars

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RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR BACK FENCE PDX: FAMILY PLOTS HERE!

(RESERVATIONS are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, OUR SHOW SELLS OUT!)


Free Cupcakes from SAINT CUPCAKE

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21 AND OVER ONLY

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JULY Storytelling EVENT & Swimsuit Fashion Show!!!!

THURSDAY, JULY 29TH

MISSION THEATER
1624 NW Glisan

BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling

RESERVE TICKETS HERE!

Tickets are $14 at the door

FEATURING AMAZING PEOPLE TELLING TRUE STORIES!

Based on the theme
HE SAID/SHE SAID

Two people will tell the same story from their different POVs. The second person to tell the story will be sequestered so they may not hear how the first person tells it. EXCITING!

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Alcohol. Food. True Stories.

6:00PM FOOD/DRINK – 7:30PM SHOW!

THE VERY HOT POPINA SWIMSUIT FASHION SHOW WILL BEGIN @ 7:15 ON THE DOT. ARRIVE EARLY!

(RESERVATIONS are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, THIS SHOW SELLS OUT!)

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Introducing the Storytellers…

GINA CLOVER  (From the Box at the Standard Hotel)

SEAN GUNN (Kirk from the Gilmore Girls)

GREG GASPERIN (Cat Enthusiast)

DIANE GASPERIN (Sex Researcher)

NICOLE GEORGES (Miss Specs Appeal)

K. DAVIDSON (Famous Singer/Songwriter)

sts (Lesbian Professional)

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Free Cupcakes from SAINT CUPCAKE

plus sponsorship from HOTEL deLUXE & NEW DEAL VODKA

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21 AND OVER ONLY

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Two Awesome September Events

If you just want to buy tickets to Entertainment for People — go HERE.

SEPTEMBER 10th

ENTERTAINMENT FOR PEOPLE

A night of really fun stuff, music included

Thursday, September 10th
7 p.m. doors, drinks/8 p.m. show

THE WOODS
6637 Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
21 AND OVER ONLY

$10 online/$12 at the door
(Tickets on sale HERE August 26th)
Cold Beer and Naughty Wine will be served

FEATURING

From New YorkDAN KENNEDY, longstanding contributor at McSweeneys.net, author of “Loser Goes First” and “Rock On: An Office Power Ballad”

From San FranciscoBETH LISICK, super hilarious co-founder of San Francisco’s Porch Light storytelling series

FROM PORTLAND

FOGATRON, vocal synthesizer, sound mimic,
and beatbox mastermind

auGi, performer (including Mortified) and star of the upcoming perfectly cast one man show, SexyNurd

AND

EASTLAND ACADEMY, a funny, smart sketch comedy duo

ALSO… ON SEPTEMBER 23rd

BACK FENCE is back at The Mission for an evening of stories about Temporary Insanity. Stay tuned for the list of storytellers!

Tickets on sale HERE September 10th!

Save the dates!

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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.
saintcupcake.com

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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