Tell it on Tuesday celebrates the expression of individual storytelling and solo performance. Coming together as a community to share works crafted by theater artists and storytellers, we provide an East Bay home to the solo performer.

The last Tuesday of almost every month!



Tickets $8 - $15 at the door only.

Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

Advisory Committee:  David Ford, Jeff Raz, Charlie Varon, Bruce Pachtman, Kirk Waller

Note: These stories contain adult material – not recommended for children.

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The Marsh Berkeley (formerly Gaia Arts Center)
2120 Allston Way (just off Shattuck), Berkeley

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Musical opening at 7pm / Stories start at 7:30

September 30th, 2014


  • Bruce Pachtman, “Half a House in Malibu”
  • Lashon Daley, "How the Body Can Ache"
  • Lisa Barber and Cheryl Kann, “Denouement”
  • Neshama Franklin,  “It's Not Really So Bad”

MUSIC: Joshua Raoul Brody and Dave Tilton, Piano, Strings and Vocals

A B O U T   T H E   P E R F O R M E R S

Joshua Raoul Brody presents Plays His Favorite Beatles Songs AND Accompanies YOU On YOURS! the first Monday of every month (except October) at Cafe Royale, and the first stupid bloody Tuesday of every month at the Rite Spot. Both in SF, 8-10pm, and free. Joining Mr. Brody will be the esteemed Dave Tilton, master of many strings and some non-stringed instruments. Tilton and Brody will be doing their level best to confound each other.

Bruce Pachtman: Tonight, you’ll be seeing an excerpt from Bruce’s new show which was co-written with W. Kamau Bell and developed in the Solo Performance Workshop. Bruce’s first solo show, "don't make me look too psychotic" ran for 300 performances. It was developed with Club Solo and directed by W. Kamau Bell. 

Lashon Daley was born and raised in Miami, Florida and enjoys listening to Will Smith’s song about her hometown. She received her M.F.A in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2008 and plans to be an author when she grows up. She came to Berkeley to pursue an M.A. in Folklore because she believes that everyone has a story to tell.

Cheryl Kann and Lisa Barber have been studying and performing improv for over 20 years combined.  They’ve performed with BATS Improv and Leela Theater, studied with Charna Halpern, Bob Dasse, Armando Diaz, and Keith Johnstone.  Recently, they have found their groove with the keen eye and direction of David Ford at The Marsh, Berkeley.  Lisa and Cheryl are committed to substantive theater that encourages the truth... and we all know there is comedy in truth!

Neshama Franklin lives to tell stories and her life provides rich material. She performs at libraries, around campfires, and at the Moth (won all 4 times).  She works at the Fairfax Library (blog and TV show available on Marin County Library website) and has a biweekly radio show on KWMR.  She's utterly delighted to be back at TIOT for her 9th appearance.

October 28th, 2014
Stagebridge Partnership Performance


  • Terry Stokes, “Tour de France with Chris”
  • Ann Riley, "California or Bust”
  • Micki Cooper, "Driving History"
  • Jenn Biehn, “Why Do Salmon Leap?”
  • Cynthia Cudaback, “Emerald City”
  • Vivien Cook “ Sabbatical Year” & “Survivor Guilt Oakland Fire Storm”

MUSIC: ARIEL: JJ Jenkins & George Petersen, vocals, acoustic guitar & hand drum

A B O U T   T H E   P E R F O R M E R S

Terry Stokes is a retired Film Editor-turned-storyteller, singer and actor performing in a variety of productions since moving to the Bay Area in ‘06. Personal adventures and tragedies, fables and fairy tales, and literary stories are his favorites.  

Ann Riley has been telling stories since the first time she needed an alibi.

Micki Cooper launched her career starring as Puck in Hilltop Elementary School's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". After a 48-year hiatus from the stage, she found Stagebridge and rekindled her love for performing.

Vivien Cook is a storytelling poet currently working on twenty poems for performance. She is also hard at work editing her first novel.

Jenn Biehn loves weaving stories that strengthen our experience of wonder and possibility.  She is passionate about building community, practicing restorative justice, and exploring wilderness. 

Cynthia Cudaback is an Oakland native, an oceanographer, a physics teacher, a mother, wife and storyteller. She loves to tie her interests together in mythic tales of the ocean that also teach science, but tonight she's doing something different.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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