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Impostor: Stories of Lies, Deception, and Trickery

Porchlight, a Storytelling Series

Monday, June 17, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Impostor: Stories of Lies, Deception, and Trickery

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An unforgettable evening of stories about the terrible and surprising things we do for fame, fortune, and revenge.


Your storytellers:


author and Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware


bestselling YA novelist and MR. T Experience frontman Frank Portman


KQED radio producer Stacy Bond


Roxie Theatre wrangler Mike Keegan


Mills College professor and Open Door champ Maura Finkelstein


San Francisco real estate agent Steve Mavromihalis



Jack Boulware is a journalist and author/co-author of three nonfiction books, including the Bay Area punk history, Gimme Something Better. He is co-founder of Litquake, and its affiliated Lit Crawls in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Seattle, Los Angeles, Iowa City, Austin and London. Earlier this month he received two Acker Awards for unknown reasons, although the website says “achievement in the avant garde.”


Stacy Bond is a writer, artist and public radio producer based in San Francisco. She's the Executive Producer of SonicSF, a podcast/ radio program/ mobile publication best described as Arrested Development and The Daily Show meet NPR, launching in July of 2013. A long-time NPR and KQED producer, she got her start in the late 1970s suburbs of Dallas, where, at seven years old, she impassionedly and quite regularly coerced the other neighborhood children to participate in her elaborately staged garage productions of “The Donny & Marie Show” (on ice). Thus began an ongoing compulsion to make things that involve a lot of people, plenty of showmanship, and little to no resources; a tendency that has led her down a path requiring a a pocketful of stitched-together Muni transfers.


Maura Finkelstein hails from the wilds of Washington DC, but settled in San Francisco via Colorado, Cote d'Ivoire, New York City and Bombay. She has sold window blinds, taught elementary school art, raised other people's children, waited tables, wrangled horses, and worked in the circus but is currently an Anthropology Professor at Mills College. When not teaching her students about queer theory, South Asian studies, urban development and witchcraft, she spends her time boxing, practicing yoga, making pickles, riding her bike, drinking tea and shopping for vintage cowboy boots on ebay. Still an East Coaster at heart, Maura loves the Bay Area but really misses seasons and self-deprecating humor. She lives in the Mission with her partner, two neglected houseplants, and a thirty-year-old well-loved stuffed pig. She is currently writing a book about cowgirls and reality television.


Mike Keegan has worked as a coat checker at a dance club, a ticket taker in a zoo and a parking lot attendant at a movie theater. He is comfortable working in small, enclosed boxes and can often be found at the Roxie.


Steven Mavromihalis is one of Pacific Union’s top performing real estate brokers. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Stanford University, he is also a founding board member of the Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) in San Francisco. The program provides prenatal care to homeless women and supports their efforts to conquer substance abuse and find housing and stable employment. A father of four, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and restoring and racing vintage cars, motorcycles, and sailboats. He is active in his church community and spent two years on the Greek National Fencing Team where he was a multiple medalist in international competition. 


Frank Portman, also known as Dr. Frank, is the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the band The Mr. T Experience, which formed in Berkeley in 1985 and has released ten studio albums and five EPs. He is also the author of the novels King Dork, Andromeda Klein, and the forthcoming King Dork Approximately. King Dork is currently in development for film with Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions.


hosted by Arline Klatte and Jonathan Moscone


Jon Moscone has been Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater for 13 years, is a native San Franciscan and currently represented on stage by his production of American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose at Cal Shakes, running through June. He serves on the national board of Theater Communications Group and received the inaugural Zelda Fichandler award for "transforming the American Theater through his unique, creative work" in 2009.


and banh mi sandwiches available at the show from Bicycle Bahn Mi


doors open at 7pm

shoe begins at 8

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When & Where

Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Monday, June 17, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Porchlight, a Storytelling Series

For the past thirteen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people from different backgrounds to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers.

Join us, either in the audience or on stage, or hone your storytelling skills at Porchlight Open Door, a monthly open mic at the Hemlock Tavern.

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