WHO: Local and out-of-town storytellers telling true, spur of the
moment, 5-minute stories
How does Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE work? Each show begins with a giant game show size wheel packed with juicy story prompts. One of our five seasoned storytellers is randomly drawn. To determine the random prompt for their story, they spin that giant wheel! They can play or pass their prompt (once). 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 their prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare. The audience votes on a winner at the end of the night – both the storyteller winner and one lucky audience member win a veritable bevy of prizes! We’ll have some other new surprises for 2022 shows.
Hosted & Produced by FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by DJ STONEBUNNY
STORYTELLERS FOR THIS ROUND
ARLO WEIERHAUSER Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Comedian, Portland’s Funniest Person 2017,
Actor, Flo in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
JASON ROUSE Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer/Teacher, Married With Dog
MONICA CHOY Artist, curator, and intuitive healer
JOEY SLAMON Returning RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Writer for Arrested Development, Show Runner for
And one more storyteller announced soon!
*10% of ticket proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank. ‘Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers,
manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We distribute that food
through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sites" (Promo Copy)