Now in its second season, 7 Deadly Sins Show is more than Portland's latest amazing live storytelling show. We are, according to Longreads Magazine, the first (and to date, we believe only) live storytelling show in the country to commit to paying all of its on-stage storytellers.

We feature wickedly true stories of sin from artists, comedians, authors, celebrities, religious leaders, and every other kind of sinner imaginable. Every other month, we showcase tales from these real-life sinners on how the road to temptation led them into danger, laughs, exile, love, pain, pleasure, sorrow, discovery, evil, joy, death, and sometimes even redemption. 

Plus: Prizes, games, pizza, and enough yummy adult beverages to make you consider going out and creating your own true story of sin!


We do live shows on our Main Stage every fourth Thursday of the even-numbered months. Most shows will start at 7:30, but doors will open at 6:30 if you want to get a bite to eat or partake of a yummy adult beverage. 

In addition, we now have a second show: 7DS Presents: Pants On Fire! While our Main Stage show is akin to a theater experience, Pants On Fire! pits audience member against audience member as everyone tries to guess which of the evening's seven storytellers is telling an untrue story. You can find out more about Pants On Fire! here. It takes place on the last Wednesday of each odd-numbered month.

You can find a schedule for all of our upcoming shows here.

Where is the Main Stage show?

You can see our Main Stage shows at the beautiful, historic Mission Theater.

Please note that the Mission is in Portland's hip and cool Northwest neighborhood. And as with all things in Portland's hip and cool neighborhoods, this means no off-street parking. So if you're coming from another part of the metro area, please be sure to allow time to park. 

You can find the Mission Theater at 1624 NW Glisan in Portland. (Get directions here.)

Where is thePants On Fire! show?

You can see our shows at the funky White Eagle Saloon & Hotel.

The White Eagle is also located in a cool, hip Portland neighborhood, so you should definitely plan time for finding parking. 

You can find the White Eagle at 836 N Russell Street in Portland. (Get directions here.)


Tod Kelly is co-host and artistic director of 7 Deadly Sins. Tod is a freelance writer/journalist, and is currently a contributing editor to marie claire magazine, as well as contributor for the Daily Beast and Ordinary Times. His live stories have been featured on NPR, Dan Savage's Hot Mic, Kevin Allison's RISK!, PRI, the Pickathon Festival, and Portland's own Mystery Box.

Gem Ginger is the announcer and co-host of 7 Deadly Sins. A Portland artist and 'artrepreneur,' she's the founder of the Entrepreneurial Ladies CollectiveThe Artistic Darlings of Brentwood-Darlington, and the Butterfly Variety Show. She is also the author/illustrator of Babes, Buds & Blunts: A Calming Cannabis Coloring Book, which you should totally buy, but probably not as a present for your friend's kid's fifth birthday unless your friend is really progressive. 

Skamokawa Swamp Opera is our kick-ass House Band. Band members Kyleen Austin, Andrew Emlen, Erik Friend and Jillian Raye each play a plethora of instruments, including banjo, guitar, cello, and mandolin. Their musical range is no less diverse. At any given moment in a Skamokawa Swamp Opera performance, you might hear bluegrass, Motown, folk, disco, glitter rock, early Americana, hip hop, or a Puccini aria.

Our amazing volunteer staff is headed up by Samira Irani, and includes Kathleen Bailey, Stephanie Lechner, and Harris Newman.