We are giving away a pair of tickets to Back Fence PDX ‘Russian Roulette’ @ Disjecta on July 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 19.
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From our sponsors at Back Fence PDX:
Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
July 20, 2013
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $16 ADV / $18 Door | 21+
More info: www.backfencepdx.com
8371 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR 97217
(503) 286-9449 | More info: www.disjecta.org
Russian Roulette begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 8 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the giant Bunk Bar 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.
Hosted by B. Frayn Masters + Jason Rouse with music by Sex Life DJ Bobby
At the end of the night, the audience will select a winner who will receive 50 bucks and some other cool prizes, like bragging rights for life! THIS IS NEW: A lucky audience member will win prizes as well!
STEVE ALMOND (BOS) Author of Ten Books, Three of Which He Published Himself, Because He is Sad and Masochistic + His Memoir CANDYFREAK was a NYT Bestseller + His Short Stories Have Appeared in the Best American & Pushcart Anthologies + His Collection, GOD BLESS AMERICA, was Short-Listed for The Story Prize & Sold, Like, Five Copies + Journalism Credits Include New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post + Other Big Deal Places + He Tweets. But only in Portland. And only out of his butt.
JILLIAN LAUREN (LA) Writer & Performer + MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University + Author of the NYT Bestselling Memoir SOME GIRLS: MY LIFE IN A HAREM + Writing Has Appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine & more + Can Dance the Tango + Doesn’t Know Her Multiplication Tables + Coolest Thing She’s Done: Adopted a Son from Africa
ARTHUR BRADFORD (PDX) Emmy Nominated Director of Six Days to Air: The Making of South Park + Author of the Illustrated Book Benny’s Brigade, & Short Story Book, DOGWALKER + Written for Esquire, McSweeney’s, Vice, Men’s Journal + Writer, Director, Producer of MTV’s How’s Your News? + Co-Director for Camp Jabberwocky
EMMETT MONTGOMERY (SEA) Curates & Hosts Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery + Standup/Storyteller Who’s Performed in BUMBERSHOOT, BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL & SASQUATCH FESTIVAL + Puppet Maker + Been Shaving Since He Was 10 + Never Broken a Bone, But Has Had 17 Concussions + Got to 2nd Base in a Bomb Shelter
SARAH MIRK (PDX) Online Editor of BitchMedia.org + Illustrator & Writer of Non-Fiction Comic on Oregon History + Avid Cyclist + Once Auditioned to be on The Bad Girls Club
Our last show’s winner: JASON SAULS (PDX) Announcer & Producer with OPB + Enemy to Those Who Can’t Appreciate 80s Hair Metal & Power Ballads + Once Shared a Cup of Instant Coffee with Peter Frampton
SHANNON BALCOM (PDX) Administrative Assistant + Voted 2003 Tigard High School Class Clown + Scared of Low Flying Birds + Won 1st Place in Chubby Cheeks Contest + Career Bridesmaid
LEATHER STORRS (PDX) Chef at Noble Rot + Former Bouncer + Featured in a Wanted Poster + Punched in the Head by Jazz Band Instructor + Rafted and Reefered with Travel Guide Rick Steves