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The Moth: StorySLAM: Wisdom

WISDOM: Prepare a five-minute story about lessons born of experience. Advice from elders, gurus, and sages. Knowledge gleaned from hard knocks or fortune cookies. Mistakes and successes, Confucius or Dr. Phil. *PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Fortune

FORTUNE: Prepare a five-minute story about Lady Luck. The unexpected discoveries or a peek into the future. A one in a million chance, the flip of a coin or the spin of a wheel. Wishing well wins or four leaf clover fails. The tea leaves say the next one will be THE ONE, so when opportunity knocks, open the door. *PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Legends

*PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  LEGENDS: Prepare a five-minute story about lore. Hometown heroes or larger than life icons. Spending the night in a haunted house, family secrets uncovered, senior pranks that went down in history. Deep-seated superstitions that fly in the face of reality checks. Every myth has to start somewhere. We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10…

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The Tesla City Stories Season 6 World Premiere

We are so grateful to be back! A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of radio. He’s Blevins DeBell, America’s favorite radio star. She’s Betsy Harper, small town girl and production assistant at the TBC. Their fortunes and hearts become entangled when Betsy steps into the figurative shoes of Blevins’s former co-star and wife, Joan…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Gatherings

*PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION SHOW WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  Gatherings: Prepare a five-minute story about coming together. Family reunions, meet-ups, rallies, and glee clubs. Births, weddings, or funerals. Speed dating, stamp collecting, soul searching. Seances to spelling bees. Joining forces of facing off, down the street or across the world. Tell us about a time it took a village. We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to…

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The Tesla City Stories – Season 6 Premiere!

A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! Jealousy is the theme when The Tesla City Stories brings you a night of laughs and light-hearted intrigue on March 28th with all-new (for this century anyway) episodes of a pair of your favorite shows! Join us as we kick off 2020 with: March 28th, 2020 shows: New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Love Hurts

LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that “Hurts So Good” also welcome. This venue is 17+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts

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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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The Moth: StorySLAM: Family

FAMILY: Prepare a five-minute story about your kin, your clan, the people that made you. Awkward Thanksgiving dinners back home and last minute Friendsgivings in your cramped apartment. A chip off the old block or your neighbor down the block. Whether chosen or by blood, the folks that make you slam doors, pull your hair out, and feel like you belong. This venue is 21+. *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts

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The Tesla City Stories – Black Friday Bonanza!

A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! THIS MONTH, November 29th, 2019 shows: New installment of “The Off-key Life of Viola Harper“. Viola finally lands a chorus part in an actual show, but a new rival, “Golden Toes” Tedesco, is determined that Viola’s star turn is a flop! “The Off-key Life of Viola Harper” is a sitcom detailing the travails of a hapless, would-be Broadway chanteuse. Viola’s a small town girl in the big city trying to make her show biz dreams come true. She’s got a lot of what it takes to make it – a positive…

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