“Porchlight is that rare kind of production that shows us, on a fundamental level, what it is to be human."

- Evan Karp, KQED

Verdi Club


Arline Klatte 415.571.0998

Beth Lisick 510.593.1077

email: arline@aklatte.com





Thursday, August 11


Our 14th Anniversary Romp:



Who am I?

It's a question that never fails to amuse, confuse, bewilder, and humble us as we plunk along our journey on this earth. To what end, no one knows. To paraphrase Oliver Sacks, it is an enormous privilege and adventure to be a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet. And you are free to have canned fish for lunch every day, if you wish. 

As Porchlight celebrates fourteen years of personal storytelling onstage, we look to a theme where storytellers can choose to reflect or freak out on the whats, whys, and hows of who they think they are. 


Featuring stories by:


Executive Strategist Karla Martin

Writer/performer/psychic hotline operator Ben McCoy

Tag team cousins author Mary Roach and bookbinder Dominic Riley

Mythbusters legend Adam Savage

Actor and writer Moon Zappa


final storyteller to be determined at Hemlock Open Door show on Monday, 7/25

Verdi Club

2424 Mariposa Street, SF

8pm, $20 advance, $25 door




Open Door: Monday, July 25





Winning story performs at our anniversary show at the Verdi on August 11! Bring your five minute story for the theme.



Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St., SF

7pm, $5