Story telling show? How’s that work?:
Our Back Fence Storytelling event is the kissing cousin to San Francisco’s Porchlight Storytelling Series. It is an evening with seven people telling true, unmemorized ten-minute stories based on the month’s theme. The stories must not have been performed publicly prior to their Back Fence PDX telling.
Heather and I have thoroughly enjoyed the several Back Fence PDX productions we’ve been to. For one thing free cupcakes from Saint Cupcake make the rounds at intermissions. The story tellers are always courageous and their stories are often amusing, always entertaining, and sometimes gut wrenching or cringe inducing – you really don’t know what to expect!
The theme of the September show is Mistakes Were Made. The lineup includes:
EGAN DANEHY – Host/Producer of Mortified PDX + Changer of Diapers
LAURIE NOTARO – NY Times Best-Selling Author + Scorned Train Passenger
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
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!
Reserve your tickets now for $12, and bring cash (for everyone’s convenience) to the show to claim them! Reserved tickets are guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show. A few non-reserved tickets ($15) will be available at the door. The show is 21 and over only. Doors will open at 6:30pm for food and drink and chair claiming, and the show starts at 7:30pm.