On Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Theater, Back Fence PDX will take the stage with great people telling unmemorized, true eight-minute stories based on the theme, Caught Red Handed. In addition, a swimsuit fashion show featuring suits from Popina will be held at 7:15 p.m. and Tinymeat will give away wallets at intermission.
Presenting our June storytellers:
Pema Teeter is a ghostwriter living in Portland, OR. When fully materialized, she writes plays and gives public readings of her novel in progress. Her plays have been produced in NYC, San Diego, Albuquerque and Portland. You can join her at her blog at www.parkbenchdaily.blogspot.com
In his day job, Jeff Hardison tries to grow an advertising agency by speaking at conferences from here to the edge of Florida. At night, he reverses his progress by making a fool of himself on less corporate stages. In the past year, he has performed in the play Talking Dogs (Fertile Ground Festival at Gerding Theater), as well as debuted Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes (Ignite Portland Four). Hardison sometimes plays drums in local clubs when he can drag on stage his busy bandmates in Hello Damascus.
Rael Dornfest is the UX engineer of Twitter, and was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at O'Reilly Media. He is Series Editor of OReilly's Hacks series, and has co-authored a number of books including Google Hacks , Mac OS X Panther Hacks, and Google: The Missing Manual.
Nicole J. Georges is an illustrator, educator and pet portrait artist living in Portland with her two dogs, Beija and Wishbone Georges. She is the author of the autobiographical comic-zine Invincible Summer, and has toured the country with the infamous Sister Spit Ramblin' Road Show. Nicole is most proud of being voted "Miss Specs Appeal 2006" by the zine Hey Four Eyes!, and plans on clinging to this achievement (in an almost Baby Jane like fashion) for as long as possible. www.nicolejgeorges.com
Eric Schniewind has at various times considered himself a geologist, writer, actor, improviser, carpenter, and musician during his adult life (though the musician part is kind of a stretch...actually so are a few of the others). During his childhood he considered himself very adept in getting cookies from the neighbors. Most recently his accomplishments include...include....uh.....must be something...oh wait...writer for the live sketch series Soap Street Theater. That and the chicken coop he built after way too many weeks went by. www.soapst.com.
Descending from a long line of family bakers, it is only fitting that Jami Curl now finds herself at the helm of Portland's own Saint Cupcake. Before embarking on a life filled with sugar, flour and sprinkles, Jami worked as Hungarian kindergarten teacher, a teen advice columnist and (for one morning,) a marketer of playground equipment. Currently, Jami's favorite thing to do is listen to her 2-year old talk.They really do say the darndest things.
Viva Las Vegas has been baring it allin writing and in the fleshfor over twelve years. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, Portland Mercury, and many other publications. Her first book, Magic Gardens, is due out in August 2009. She fronts the band Coco Cobra and the Killers. http://vivacide.com
Back Fence PDX is an evening with people telling their true eight-minute stories based on the month's theme. The stories must not have been performed publicly prior to their Back Fence PDX telling. We are also a blog with a weekly story by a writer, blogger, or someone with an unusual story about the topic.
NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
Added by Melissa Lion on June 4, 2009