We are giving away a pair of tickets to Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE @ Curious Comedy Theater on March 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 29.
From our sponsors:
Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
March 30, 2019
Doors 6:30p, Show 7:30 p.m. | $16 | 21+
More info: backfencepdx.com
Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE MLK Blvd, Portland
RUSSIAN ROULETTE is our high stakes, high-risk live storytelling show where six seasoned performers spin a giant game show wheel filled with mystery prompts. Storytellers have just 5 minutes to prepare and tell a true 5-minute story based on the prompt they land on — the audience votes for the winner!
This show features TWO past winners, THREE multi-time runner-ups looking to grab a win — all telling compelling funny/poignant/gross/sexy/mysterious on-the-spot stories. Our audience votes for a winner at the end of the night. The winner draws an audience winner — both get $250+ of booty from our sponsors and partners including a $25 GC and earrings from betsy + iya, $100 GC to Popina Swimwear, a pair of tickets to Portland Center Stage, full-size sexy lip balm from Skin by Marywynn and more!
Hosted and Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
ASL Interpreted by BLAKE WALES
STORYTELLERS for this round are:
+ JASON ROUSE Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer, Once Spoke To Mike Myers For 5-mins Before Realizing Who He Was
+ KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler
+ ELINA LIM Queer/Immigrant/Woman From Singapore, Started Singapore’s First Contemporary Storytelling Event & Invisible Spectrum Stories in PDX, Makes Excellent Dumplings, Working on a Bill to Keep Sexual Assault Victims Safer in Oregon
+ ADAM ARNOLD Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Fashion designer, Hikes Every Sunday, Likes Spumoni, Has Watched Every Episode of Deadly Women (At Least Once), Can’t Eat Raw Garlic or Onions, Has a Gold Tooth
+ BRIAN S. ELLIS Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Writer, Behavioral Therapist, Has been a Cheese-Monger, Wine-Maker, Knife Salesman, and Soda Jerk, Author of Four Poetry Collections Including OftenGo Awry, Once Won Every Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on VHS in a Thrift Store Window Display Raffle
+ KISHA JARRETT Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up. Marketing Director at Artists Repertory Theatre, Wrote/Directed a Short Film that Debuted at Sundance, Terrible Photographer, Owned a Brooklyn Bakery Called
Painted Lady Cakes
10% of ticket proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank. “Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. They distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sites in Oregon and Clark County, WA.”
MORE ABOUT BLAKE WALES: Blake is a C.O.D.A and has been signing his entire life. Growing up with a hearing mother and deaf father, Blake was immersed in American Sign Language from birth. He received his B.F.A in acting from Adelphi University in New York where he was also a company member with the New York Deaf Theatre. In Portland, Blake regularly provides ASL interpretation for the improv group “J-Names” at Curious Comedy Theatre and this year he’ll also be interpreting Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE. He has also worked with various non-profit arts organizations in attempts to make events more accessible for all audiences and has been featured on KGW and KOIN news. Blake is always thrilled to be able to intertwine his performance background with his deep-rooted love for ASL and the Deaf/Hoh community.