The 7 Deadly Sins Show is Portland's newest amazing live storytelling show. 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 real-life sinners on how the road to temptation lead them into danger, laughs, exile, love, pain, pleasure, sorrow, discovery, evil, joy, death, and 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!
Because inside the heart of every saint you will find virtue - but inside the heart of every great story you will find a Deadly Sin.
We do live shows on 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.
You can find a schedule for our upcoming shows here.
You can see our 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.)
Tod Kelly is the host and artistic director of 7 Deadly Sins. Tod is a freelance writer/journalist, and is currently a regular contributor to marie claire magazine, the Daily Beast, and Ordinary Times. A frequent Moth story-slammer, his live stories have been featured on NPR, Dan Savage's Hot Mic, Kevin Allison's RISK!, PRI, 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 Collective, The 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 current 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, glitter rock, early Americana, hip hop, or a Puccini aria.
Oz du Soleil is our Social Media Director. Oz is a professional technology trainer who literally flies all around the world to teach seminars on technology. He also hosts the You Tube channel Excel On Fire.
Our amazing volunteer staff is headed up by Samira Irani, and includes Kathleen Bailey, Eric Burglough, Stephanie Lechner, and Harris Newman.