Get ready for a night of laughter, energy and entertainment! Come out and hear stories on the theme: Fight or Flight!
Arrive early to sign up to tell your own story! We will choose two storytellers from the audience. Sign up to tell your own story and you could be one of two lucky audience members to get time in the limelight!
This edition is hosted by Belinda Carroll.
Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. This event is 21 and over. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8!
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Belinda Carroll is a Portland, Oregon native, LGBTQ activist and coffee addict. A stand-up comedian, actress, and singer; she has appeared on fun stuff like Portlandia, MTV, XM Sirius radio and Grimm a couple of times. Her writing credits include, Huffington Post, Cracked.com, and PQ Monthly. She also has opened or featured for people like Shane Mauss, Erasure (Andy Bell), Jason Stuart, Julie Goldman, Deanne Smith, ANT, Dwight Slade, and Laurie Kilmartin.
Lesley Harper is a storyteller who has been a competitor in The Moth’s Portland GrandSlam and featured in Back Fence PDX’s Russian Roulette series, Tad’s Talks, Blumesday, “It’s not me, it’s you: Stories from the dark side of dating”, a benefit for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and Unchaste Readers Series among others. She is the Director of Development for Full Resolve Consulting (www.fullresolve.com) where she writes and facilitates empathy and creativity-based workshops across the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches storytelling workshops and is Senior Producer of the storytelling show, YARN. She lives with her husband-type, daughter and 3 dumb cats in Portland, OR.
Darka Dusty is a writer and musician. Born in Detroit, MI, Darka spent many years in New York City and London, England while she worked for the Economist and Jive Records. Darka was once one half of NYC-based Ukrainian music duo, “Darka & Slavko” producing popular records and winning “Best International Band” at the first non-Soviet Ukrainian Pop Music Festival. Darka sings, plays piano and accordion as a soloist or with several Portland bands. When she’s not performing, Darka runs a photography company with her partner, Miri. She’s also a contributing writer for several local magazines and writes love horoscopes forDailyHoroscope.com.
Emily Overstreet is a musician, graphic designer, and ticketing manager for True West and the Aladdin Theater. She currently plays Wurlitzer and sings in the Portland band Bitch’n. She will do anything to get on a plane and go somewhere (anywhere) and loves talking to strangers. Emily has been known to release a belly-laugh so hearty that it will send the neighborhood cats beelining for shelter and solace.
Lyndsi Lambert is an amateur storyteller who doesn’t deserve to share a stage with the incomparable artists listed above. As an adolescent who hated growing up in Louisiana, she wrote songs and poems to help her cope, including one stand-out ballad describing how she’d murder her ex-high school boyfriend and his new girlfriend that she read aloud in English AP to an audience of terrified onlookers. While living in New Orleans, she performed a piece entitled “Ball Worship” as Luscious Lou at Esoterotica in response to the theme “Strange Love”. And while earning her MA in Women’s Spirituality in San Francisco, Lyndsi completed her thesis on the Major Themes Found in Contemporary Menstrual Art by painting herself in her own menstrual blood and howling naked under a full moon. In an effort to transition from a “shadow artist” to a real one, she’s currently working on a memoir that she hopes Reese Witherspoon won’t be able to put down.