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
Tickets now available online! To purchase please see TIOT TICKETS.

September 26th, 2017


  • Naomi Puro, “A Travel Curveball”
  • Geoff Hirsch, "How I Got My Start in Comedy"
  • Phil Surkis, “Happy People Do Not Play The Bass”
  • Ellen Jay & Liz Callahan,  “You’re sisters???”
  • David Hirata, "American Wizards"

MUSIC: Ragtime Bowling, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass. 
Scott Underwood, Sean Dougan, Jared Karol

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

An eclectic mix of ragtime and country fingerstyle blues, bluegrass, Americana, and old-timey, Ragtime Bowling will get your feet tapping, your hands clapping, and leave you thinking: "I get the ragtime part, but what does bowling have to do with anything?"

Naomi Puro has studied Storytelling at Stagebridge in Oakland, and performed at the Monday Night Marsh & Laugh Lines in San Francisco. She has been teaching Dance & Movement classes to Older Adults for so many years, the she’s become an older adult. Her weekly Fun Fitness & Dance class at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center is in its thirty-fourth year! “A Travel Curveball” is directed by Jeanne Haynes.

Geoff Hirsch has been teaching math for over 30 years at Ohlone College and the College of San Mateo. He changed his schedule so he might Tell it on Tuesday. He owns the world's most diverse tie collection (Google Geoff Hirsch "As long as I got my suit and tie") He was the first person in the Third Millennium, but that's another story.

Phil Surkis was inspired to try comedic storytelling and comedy producing after leading a Seder. Performance-wise, Phil is a regular on the Solo Sundays series at Stage Werx, and has performed at The Marsh, Starline Social Club, and Freight & Salvage. He's a producer on two podcasts for W. Kamau Bell, including Kamau Right Now! and Politically Re-Active. 

Liz Callahan doesn’t plan on quitting her day job as an executive coach, and she’s happy to be using her skills as a front-of-the-room trainer to (hopefully) entertain. She and her sister, Ellen Jay, have been looking for projects to collaborate on for decades. Found one! Many thanks to Jeanne Haynes for her expertise, enthusiasm, support and gift of laughter.

David Hirata is the writer/performer of two shows that ran at the Marsh, “Kanji by Starlight” (1997) and “Magic Holiday” (2007). He has also created theatrical magic pieces for the Exploratorium, the Yerba Buena Center and the Oakland Museum. He is delighted to be gracing the Marsh stage again.

Upcoming Performances

October 24 (Stagebridge Partnership Performance)
November 28th

Tell it On Tuesday
Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

bridget.frederick@gmail.com and rebecca@rebeccamfisher.com

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