We're squeamish. We can hardly believe people even get Brazilian bikini waxes, let alone give them for a living. It seems so invasive; isn't that hair there for a reason? Yet ripping off the follicles around your anus is hardly the weirdest thing you can do to your body and bodies themselves are hardly innocent, as they surprise us daily with unasked-for eruptions, debilities, and failures. At Porchlight, a monthly "storytelling series," hosts Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte round up a group of more or less regular people, from poets to truck drivers, to step onstage and testify. This month, the theme is "The Skin We're In: Tales of the Human Body," and one of the performers is Reny Ryan, professional asshole waxer. Yep. Others include Jennifer Sey and Kelly Corrigan, authors of body-conscious memoirs, and Ed Wolf, local HIV educator bet he has some interesting conversations with strangers.
Third Monday of every month, 8 p.m.; Fri., July 15, 8 p.m.; Third Monday of every month, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 15. Continues through June 20, 2008