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HomePlate Presents Front Porch Sessions

Join us for a virtual event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. About this event In early August, we hosted a fun storytelling workshop for staff and youth to come together and build public speaking skills! This workshop, led by Front Porch Sessions founder Chris Williams, was a totally humbling experience where staff and youth were encouraged to put away their phones and open themselves up to the possibilities of connecting with each other. Staff and youth participated in exercises that showcased how much we all have in common with each other. Using the storytelling workshop as a launching pad, we are hosting a virtual Front Porch Sessions event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. With Chris…

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ART & BACKFENCE PRESENT: CAMPFIRE STORIES

Hosted by Frayn Masters & Mindy Nettifee In collaboration with BackFence PDX, ART presents CAMPFIRE STORIES, a live, outdoor* storytelling event you won’t want to miss! Spend a fall evening around a campfire** enjoying your favorite outdoor treats while your favorite Portland storytellers spin tales of wonder.  Parking is $5 per vehicle. There are only 60 tickets available per show. Regular Tickets are $20 and gets you into the show. VIP tickets are $50 and comes with parking, a goodie bag, and a drink ticket (VIP tickets are limited to 10 per show). Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend.*** When the leaves are in their glorious orange and red prime, and a hint of crispness is in the air, it’s the perfect time for ghost,…

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Drop The Mic

Join Artists Rep and Back Fence PDX at this one time Zoom listening party as our storytellers question, CAN I GET A DO OVER? Pre-show begins at 6:30 with the stories starting at 7pm.Music by DJ Bobby D will be played live at pre-show and during the event. Purchase Tickets Here Drop the Mic is a storytelling project collaboration with Artists Rep and Back Fence PDX featuring the work of some of Portland’s best storytellers: Chris Williams, Darshanpreet Gill, Katie Nguyen, Kisha Jarrett, Lauren Modica, Monica Choy, Shauna Hahn, and Vin Shambry; co-produced and co-hosted by B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee. Phil Johnson, sound mixing engineer / producer. Ashley Mellinger line producer. After the Zoom event on 2/27 ticketing options and access to listen…

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM |  18+ THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave FEATURING: CHRIS WILLIAMS December RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Alberta Street Pub, Does a Spot-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life SHANNON BALCOM GRAVES 4-Time RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, HR Manager, Won a Prettiest Baby Contest as a Baby KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Stand Up Comedian, Former Marathon Runner, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler ALEX DANG Writer, Storyteller at Head Start, Knows too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech/Debate Champion SHAIN BRENDEN Named One of Portland Mercury‘s Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy, Hosts the Weekly Comedy show  DOUGH Wednesdays at Mississippi Pizza Pub, Named…

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7 Deadly Sins: Fight or Flight!

Join us on Sunday, October 27th at Curious Comedy Theater as 7 Deadly Sins proves that truth is scarier than fiction. Fight or Flight kicks off Halloween week with all-new totally true tales of terror that examine what to do when the Devil finally comes to get you, how to best proceed when you realize your spouse has been replaced by a doppelgänger, the frustration of your biggest fear being something no one else is frightened of, the unexpected anxiety involved in trying to beomce an alpha predator yourself, what exactly it is a murder of crows is murdering, and that moment you realize the most terrifying thing you can imagine is already in your house. Featuring stories by Trystan Angel Reese, Chris Williams, Terri…

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The Siren Theater Improv Giants with monologist Chelsea Cain

What happens when you take a handful of Portland’s best improv comedians, the personal stories of a NYT Bestselling author, and put them on stage together? Total magic is what. Join us for a night of improv comedy inspired by the stories of the amazing CHELSEA CAIN. Author of One Kick ( which was made into a TV show called Gone), Man- Eaters, the comic book series Mockingbird, and so much more. And featuring the improv comedy of these Giants: Shelley McLendon (Artistic Director/ Owner of The Siren Theater, The Aces) Nicholas Kessler (Host of The Moth, Twist Your Dickens cast member at PCS) Kirsten Schier (Curious Comedy) Chris Williams (Broke Gravy) One night only! $10 adv/ $!5 doors 7:30 doors/ 8pm show sirentheater.com

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

STORYTELLERS:  CHRIS WILLIAMS Past Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spon-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KATIE PIATT Past Winner, Member of That’s What She Said Queer Comedy Collective, Seasoned Performance Artist, Grandma in Training, ALEX DANG Writer, Program Specialist at Literary Arts, Knows Too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech and Debate Champion, and three other fantastic storytellers! Hosted & Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm 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…

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

FEATURING: SHANNON BALCOM-GRAVES 4-Time Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette Winner, Co-Host of Sex, Drugs, & Basketball on X-Ray.fm, CHRIS WILLIAMS Creator of Front Porch Sessions and the Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spot-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past Russian Roulette Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler, with first-timers NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Co-Owner PDX Pipeline, Award-Winning Journalist, Professional Cat Lady, Wanna-Be Chopped Champion, Will Watch/Read Anything Horror-related, Hates Oranges, BROOKS Civil Servant, Recovering Journalist, Founding Member of Feminist Comedy Collective That’s What She Said, Community Members Tried to Ban Her Bat Mitzvah Speech, and ALINA ALIYAR Proud Parent, Chocolatier, Executive Producer of 7 Deadly Sins Show, Public Ugly Crier Hosted by…

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