Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette


+ JASON ROUSE Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer/Teacher, Dad to Goldie, Future Husband to Jessica
+ KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler
+ ELINA LIM Queer/Immigrant/Woman From Singapore, Started Singapore’s First Contemporary Storytelling Event & Invisible Spectrum Stories in PDX, Makes Excellent Dumplings, Working on a Bill to Keep Sexual Assault Victims Safer in OR.
+ ADAM ARNOLD Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Fashion designer, Hikes Every Sunday, Likes Spumoni, Has Watched Every Episode of Deadly Women (At Least Once), Can’t Eat Raw Garlic or Onions, Has a Gold Tooth
+ BRIAN S. ELLIS Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Writer, Behavioral Therapist, Has been a Cheese-Monger, Wine-Maker, Knife Salesman, and Soda Jerk, Author of Four Poetry Collections Including Often Go Awry, Once Won Every Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on VHS in a Thrift Store Window Display Raffle
+ KISHA JARRETT Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Marketing Director at Artists Repertory Theatre, Wrote/Directed a Short Film that Debuted at Sundance, Terrible Photographer, Owned a Brooklyn Bakery Called Painted Lady Cakes

Music by DJ BOBBY D from
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM
$16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. VIP ticket holders will receive $10 GC to Civic Taproom, two passes to Helium Comedy Club, two passes to The Siren Theater, two for one tickets to Front Porch Sessions Storytelling/Broke Gravy Improv coupon, tea and swag from The Jasmine Pearl, and specials from Popina and Skin by Marywynn. Plus have seats reserved on the main floor in the front rows until 5 mins before showtime.

10% of ticket proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank! In 2018 our audiences provided 2,500 meals!!!

More about Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE…
How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 6 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.

The audience votes for a winner at the end of the night who will receive over $250 of booty from our sponsors and partners including $50 from Skin by Marywynn, a Betsy and Iya $25 GC/pair of earrings, tickets to Helium Comedy Club, $20 to Powell’s, a sexy lip treatment from Skin by Marywynn, $10 to Civic Taproom, a glass contained prize from New Deal distillery, tea from The Jasmine Pearl, two tickets to Portland Center Stage, a Finger Bang gift certificate, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above (minus the 50 bucks) PLUS $100 to Popina Swimwear and two VIP tickets to a RUSSIAN ROULETTE show!

*Storytellers subject to change without notice. Stories may contain explicit language and/or subject matter.


Mar 30 2019


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm



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