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

May 26th, 2015


  • Abe Bernstein, The Lion and the Rabbit
  • Ginger Murray, "Queen of the Nerds".
  • Elaine Magree,The Relative Value of Lives (excerpt)
  • Deanna Anderson, the Wreck (excerpt)
  • David Nihill, " A Mother, a Son, a City"

MUSIC: The Lazy Governors, gypsy jazz, old timey and assorted surprises

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

With the The Lazy Governors, you might hear a gorgeous mandolin composition from the 17th century or an instrumental version of the Bee Gees' "More Than a Woman."  You'll definitely hear a wide range of early jazz and western swing. Sam Barnum on lead guitar, Geoff Boushey on fiddle, Russ Keil on stand-up bass, and Julian Gross on rhythm guitar and occasional mandolin. 

Abe Bernstein was once a scientist, professor, and researcher, but then a genie transformed him into an actor, inproviser, and storyteller. Now he enjoys telling tales about things that never really happened, and pretending to be people he could never be in real life.

Ginger Murray is the editor in chief of Whore! magazine, a journalist and performance storyteller. An avid lover of bad girls, thinkers and radical idiots, Ginger has appeared just about everywhere and done just about everything, including a stint as talking head on the History Channel and a strutter upon the stage with the likes of La Pocha Nostra and Red Hots Burlesque. 

Elaine Magree has written, directed or performed new work at The Marsh, The Magic Theatre, Z Space, The Working Women’s Theatre Festival, Brava, Exit Theatre, as well as many Theatre and Fringe Festivals. She has taught theatre at Solano College, SF City College, East Bay Center for The Performing Arts and in homeless shelters, recovery centers, and the Sacramento county jail.

Deanna Anderson is the program developer and a teaching/performing artist with StoryTeller Project, where she has delivered health, educational and performance projects to diverse populations, including incarcerated women and youth, children with developmental disabilities and teen moms. Deanna teaches dance, theater and movement classes at Stanford U and currently studies the art of mask and physical theater with Leonard Pitt.

David Nihill left Dublin, Ireland at the age of 22, got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. He strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. David is the founder of Comedy for a Spinal Cause and FunnyBizz Conferences, and author of the book, Do You Talk Funny

June 30th, 2015
10th Anniversary Celebration!


  • Jeanne Haynes, “My Criminal and Me”
  • David Jacobson, “Homecoming” (excerpt from Dog’s Misery Swamp)
  • Terri Tate, “Tales of a Scintillating Sausalito Summertime Queen”
  • Wayne Harris, “A Blues for Ruth”

MUSIC: Sandra Wieder with Richard Owen
Singer/Songwriter tunes, guitar, harmonica and vocals

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

Sandra Wieder is a prolific writer and performer of original and unique songs that delight and touch audiences with beautiful melodies and heartfelt, poetic lyrics. With Sandra on guitar plus vocals and Richard Owen on harmonica. Web: sandrawieder.com

Jeanne Haynes, a hybrid storyteller and solo performer, combines these two styles for telling and teaching. Venues for her original pieces exploring the serious side of life include SF Marsh, Brava! Theater, SF Theater Festival, Bay Area Storytelling Festival and a most favorite: TIOT. Venues for tales on the lighter side are Bay Area Schools where she has taught this art to upwards of 3,000 students. Her students also include 300+ adults in ongoing Stagebridge classes. Web: jhaynestory@sbcglobal.net

David Jacobson is more than 60 percent water and owes his life to the trillions of unsung bacteria that outnumber his own cells by 10 to 1. He performed his solo show “Theme Park” at the Toronto, Edmonton, and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. This piece is an excerpt from “Dog’s Misery Swamp,” being developed with The Marsh’s Charlie Varon and The High Dive’s Mark Kenward. David first performed at TIOT in 2008.

Terri Tate's life and voice were threatened by two bouts of oral cancer from which she had a 2% chance of survival, but her sense of humor was never in danger. Terri’s hilarious solo show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path, has moved audiences across the country to laughter, tears and standing ovations. Terri teaches personal storytelling and solo performance in the Bay Area. Her memoir, A Crooked Smile, with an introduction by Anne Lamott, is due out in the fall of 2016.

Wayne Harris (storyteller) and Randy Craig (pianist) have been working on some new stuff; and now David Ford (director) is getting involved. Add John Mcardle (bassist) and you have an evening of soulful stories set on a pallet of blues and gospel music.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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