Back Fence PDX keeps your summer sizzlin’ with three upcoming August shows

Here comes August.

And with it, three new Back Fence PDX shows to look forward to.

If you’ve been tracking this brainchild of B. Frayn Masters, you know they have recently moved from the Mission Theater to Hollywood Theatre for some of their events. Others still happen at the gorgeous NoPo gem Disjecta.

So when the fireball goes down at night and you’re looking for action – Back Fence PDX has you covered.

Friday, August 15
Telling Stories
Hollywood Theatre
8 PM

Saturday, August 16
Russian Roulette
Disjecta
8 PM

Thursday, August 28
Reel Stories
Hollywood Theatre
7:30 PM

Info

Back Fence PDX ringleaders Mindy Nettifee and B. Frayn Masters.
Back Fence PDX ringleaders Mindy Nettifee and B. Frayn Masters.
The best performance space you may never have been to: Disjecta.
The best performance space you may never have been to: Disjecta.
Disjecta.
Disjecta.
Another sold out night at Disjecta.
Another sold out night at Disjecta.
Vin Shambry lays it out at a sold out Back Fence PDX gala at Portland Center Stage.
Vin Shambry lays it out at a sold out Back Fence PDX gala at Portland Center Stage.
Back Fence PDX at the Hollywood Theatre.
Back Fence PDX at the Hollywood Theatre.

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, Back Fence PDX has the cure | All star special anniversary show Dec 9 at PCS is SOLD OUT

They’re here. They’re there. They’re everywhere.

“They” are Back Fence PDX and Executive Producer B. Frayn Masters.

And “they” specialize in creating sold out evenings of live storytelling fun.

Next up: A special show on the PCS mainstage this Monday. It’s a mere $5 to get in. So it’s basically free.

But wait – it’s sold out.

So with luck you already got yourself a ticket.

Monday, Dec 9
Doors at 6
Show at 8

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), GREG NIBLER (PDX, Host of Funemployment Radio) TIM GANEY (PDX).

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX), LAUREN WEEDMAN (LA), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA).

The Gerding Theater at PCS will look absolutely nothing like this on Monday night.
The Gerding Theater at PCS will look absolutely nothing like this on Monday night.

But rather like this.  SOLD OUT.
But rather like this. SOLD OUT.

Special Back Fence PDX Anniversary Show at PCS on Dec 9 – Tickets only $5!

Santa is coming early this year.

Announcing…

A special incarnation of Back Fence PDX to celebrate doing what they do for 5.5 years.

And for only $5!

Back Fence PDX: Half and Half show

Featuring 4 people telling true stories based on the theme GREAT EXPECATIONS and 4 people telling true stories on the spot in Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE. This show is specially priced, in part, due to a community grant via Portland Center Stage.

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX, Started Bus Project), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA, Writer/Producer, Moth Mainstage Storyteller), GREG NIBLER (PDX, Host of Funemployment Radio), TIM GANEY (PDX, Architect).

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX, Performer/Producer @ Bad Reputation Productions), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX, Actor/Teacher), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA, Writer/Producer, Moth Mainstage Storyteller), and the winner of our NOVEMBER 23 Russian Roulette show!

Hosted by B. Frayn Masters, Jason Rouse + Mindy Nettifee

MUSIC by DJ SEX LIFE BOBBY

Monday, December 9
Gerding Theater
Portland Center Stage

6:00 Doors/Drinks
8:00PM Show (21 + Only)

Tickets ($5 only – no fee)

And you already know this – but don’t miss the chance to see two back to back Back Fence PDX shows this coming weekend: Nov 22 (Mission Theater) & 23 (Disjecta).

Ho ho ho…

The Gerding Theater will be full again.  This year's Oregon Book Awards.
The Gerding Theater will be full again. This year’s Oregon Book Awards.
Another sold out night at Disjecta for Back Fence PDX.
Another sold out night at Disjecta for Back Fence PDX.

TONIGHT: Dan Kennedy hosts Entertainment for People (E4P) at Disjecta

WEDS AUGUST 28 @ DISJECTA
8371 N Interstate Ave

DOORS/DRINKS 7PM
SHOW 8PM
$12-15

From The Moth in New York City.

Dan Kennedy hosts the latest installment of Entertainment for People.

Dan Kennedy.
Dan Kennedy.

With music by Ritchie Young.

And performances by:

Arthur Bradford
Barbara Holm
Wm. Steven Humphrey
Kevin Sampsell
Mindy Nettifee
B. Frayn Masters
Jason Rouse

Be there or have a darn good alibi…

daily pick: Entertainment for People – Wednesday Aug 28 at Disjecta

Tomorrow’s picks today.

From the Portland entertainment juggernaut that is B. Frayn Masters (the force behind Back Fence PDX among other projects you should know about), here comes one night of Entertainment for People at the NoPo castle of cool – Disjecta.

It’s this Wednesday night.

Door at 7.

Show at 8.

$12 online advance / $15 at door

What is it?  Hint: Check out the name.  "Entertainment for People."
What is it? Hint: Check out the name. “Entertainment for People.”

interview: B. Frayn Masters – Back Fence PDX

For number 11 in the interview series, we talk to another woman at the forefront of Portland’s comedy / improv / storytelling scene, B. Frayn Masters, Host and Executive Producer of Back Fence PDX.

Among other illustrious titles, she is officially “The Reason Portland Knows About Lauren Weedman”.

Wish I could list that tag line on my business card.

This week Back Fence PDX has not one but two shows on. So you’re really going to have to work hard to miss them both. Or to channel Lady Bracknell: “To miss one Back Fence PDX show in a week may be regarded as a misfortune; to miss two you gotta be seriously f-ed up!”

4.5 Back Fence PDX – BUT WAIT, IT GETS WORSE | 5 TRUTHS AND A LIE at Mission Theater
4.6 Back Fence PDX – RUSSIAN ROULETTE at Disjecta

Look closely, dear readers, and ye shall find a discount code for Saturday night at Disjecta hidden away in the interview!

On stage at Back Fence PDX.
B. Frayn Masters on stage at another sold out Back Fence PDX show at the Mission Theater.

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