Potluck Performer Spotlight: Jim Trainer

Jim Trainer publishes one collection of poetry and prose every year through Yellow Lark Press. Love&Wages is his 5th. He’s also a singer-songwriter, journalist and curator of Going For The Throat–a weekly publication of cynicism, outrage, correspondence and romance. Please visit JIMTRAINER.NET for his books, music, video and appearances.

Tonight, Jim will tell a tale of figuring out who he isn’t in his piece The Work.


Potluck Performer Spotlight: Martha Hannah

Actor-writer-comedian, Martha Hannah loves to laugh and dance and looks at the world with a quirky point of view. She’s the proud daughter of a Union dad who taught her how to box at age 6. For many years, across many states, Martha toured her one-woman show as a performing artist on statewide and regional arts commissions’ touring rosters. Now she stays busy as an on-camera actor, scriptwriter and is developing her podcast, Martha Hannah Out Loud. Look for her in Joy Lin’s dark comedy stage play The Hole Puncher in the 2019 Frontera Fest.

Tomorrow night, Martha will return to the Testify stage to tell her tale of trials with a turkey in her piece ​​​​Cooking Blind.


Potluck Performer Spotlight: Josh Davis

Josh Davis is a polymathic ne’er-do-well and habitual teller of tales. He is delighted to make his first appearance on the Testify stage with his all-time favorite story. While Josh currently has absolutely nothing on his website, if and when he does, it will be visible at

Josh is bringing his story of an unlikely band of criminals in his piece, Crime & Punishment.