Win Tickets ($44): BackFence Roulette @ Alberta Rose Theatre | High-stakes Storytelling, Hosted by Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee

We are giving away a pair of tickets to BackFence Roulette @ Alberta Rose Theatre on March 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 11.


From our sponsors:
BackFence Roulette
March 16, 2024
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | $22 | 18+
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Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

BACKFENCE ROULETTE, hosted by Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee, is a high-risk high-stakes night of storytelling. With the spin of a giant gameshow wheel of prompts, storytellers get just 5-minutes to conjure a true story based on the fickle fate of where the wheel stops.

How does BACKFENCE ROULETTE work? Each show begins with a giant game show size wheel packed with juicy story prompts. One of our five seasoned storytellers is randomly drawn. To determine the random prompt for their story, they spin that giant wheel! They can play or pass their prompt (once). 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 their prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare. The audience votes on a winner at the end of the night – both the storyteller winner and one lucky audience member win a veritable bevy of prizes including hefty gift certificates and goods.

(NOTE: 18+ 18-20 must be accompanied by a guardian)

Hosted & Produced by @bfmasters FRAYN MASTERS & @thecultofmindy MINDY NETTIFEE

@arlo.c.w / ARLO C. WEIERHAUSER is a stand up comedy wunderkind who has graced the stage of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Epix’s Unprotected Sects. You’ve seen them performing on every stage in Portland as well as in the Disney movie Timmy Failure and at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Treefort Fest, and more. Named Portland’s Funniest Person in 2017. RETURNING multiple Roulette winner.

DARSHANPREET GILL is a high school science teacher who lives with cats, Mister & Leo. She enjoys baking and listening to Hidden Brain, That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, and The Week Ahead w/ Chani Nicholas. Returning multiple Roulette winner.

@MikeyShethar / MIKEY SHETHAR is a chef, food consultant, people connector, culinary innovator, world traveler and lover of all things edible. His work and life are built around food, and new, delicious adventures. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley has been working in many different parts of the edible world. As a chef on a 400-acre organic farm in the Pacific Northwest and a chef instructor with LiveWell Colorado in the K-12 public school system, training staff to cook healthy scratch food for the students. Look for him out in Portland with his wife Rinne, new baby Riggs and puppy Aubbie.

@shainbrenden / SHAIN BRENDEN is a comedian, writer, actor and pretty much solid guy. Born from a Filipino mother and Bahamian father, (explains his face), raised in the South, (explains his accent), top it all off with being a husband, father, and military veteran, Shain uses his life experiences and knack for storytelling to paint a picture of a man “just trying his best with what he has.”

@wheelbarrow / WILLIS ‘Wheelbarrow’ KIMBEL is a 36-year old American who grew up moving a lot. Professional skateboarding and life on the road has been his last 13 years. He likes learning about new things to love and hopping into unfamiliar situations such as doing this very show.

@ChaachNYC / CHAACH Ecuadorian born 20 year DJ/Producer veteran hailing from New York City and currently based in Portland. Co-founder of Xao Productions, alongside with co-founder and Baile Funk producer DJ Comrade, helped pioneer the New York City Global Bass scene In the early 2000’s. Thru the decades, Chaach has been direct support on stage with acts such Diplo, Max Glazer, Sister Nancy, Machine Drum and other talented musicians and DJs. His production styles, blend of Funk Carioca/moombahton/dembow/dancehall, have featured artist such as Zuzuka Poderosa, Jah Dan Blackamoore, 77Klash and MC Gringo. As a community activist, Chaach works to bring love and peace to this ever hurting world thru his songs and style choices because Global Bass and music in general are the best way to unite the people.

*10% of ticket profits go to Oregon Food Bank. ‘Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We 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.’




  1. Peter on March 5, 2024 at 11:22 am

    Yes, please!

  2. Kimber on March 5, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    I attended a Backfence story telling show shortly after I moved to Portland, I really enjoyed the show.

  3. so on March 6, 2024 at 7:09 am

    This show seems like so much fun!

  4. Deborah Giovenco on March 11, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I love storytelling! I used to compete in Storytelling (Competitive Speech – ha!) in high school and made it to State level – I would love to see this show!

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