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

July 29th, 2014


  • Kurt Bodden and Allison Daniel, “An Awkward Sensation”
  • Alléne Hébert, “rePATRIATion”
  • Bertha Reilly, “Irish Tall Tales”
  • Prince Gomolvilas, “Raid!”

MUSIC: Boundless Gratitude, guitar and vocals

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

Whether Boundless Gratitude and his guitar are crooning a mellow ballad, rocking an up-tempo foot-tapper, or laying down a spiritual or political folk song, they still just sing the truths of life in healing, empowering and entertaining ways that listeners describe as “warm” and “calming.” For Boundless music is religion, vocation, and therapy, because of its heavenly harmonies, earthy rhythms and divinely earthy metaphors.

Kurt Bodden and Allison Daniel present excerpts from the show they're creating for the SF Fringe Festival this September. Kurt's solo show, "Steve Seabrook: Better Than You", ran for six months at The Marsh in San Francisco; Allison was named a "Young Master" by Puppetry International Magazine. They combine their backgrounds in physical theater, mime, puppetry, and clowning to concoct a world of the ridiculous, strange, and hilarious. www.awkwardsensation.com

Alléne Hébert has lived and worked in the U.S., Mexico and Spain, maintaining a passion for authentic expression in any form. She returned to the Bay Area to pursue her first sources of joy – acting, independent media and storytelling that comes from the heart.  

Bertha Reilly has been with stagebridge for maybe 20 years, telling in schools, adult settings, senior centers. She grew up in Ireland where myth, magic and reality are intertwined and has lived in the Bay Area for past 40+ years, married with 2 sons. 

Prince Gomolvilas performs alongside musician Brandon Patton in the innovative storytelling/song-singing/bingo-playing theatrical extravaganza, Jukebox Stories. The duo has had three critically acclaimed full-length shows that ran for multiple weeks at Impact Theatre in Berkeley (where it was hailed as one of the best plays of the year by both the East Bay Express and The Daily Californian), has toured around the country, and has appeared at the National Asian American Theatre Festival. Prince's TEDx talk, "Mind the Gap," can be found on YouTube. www.princegomolvilas.com

August 26th, 2014


  • Houston Robertson, “Victory for the Recycled Virgin” (excerpt)
  • Malcolm Grissom, "Surviving Love"

  • Paul Sussman, "There Goes the Hood 1.0"
  • Kenny Yun, “Mom Spilled Guts on My Tater Tots” (excerpt)

MUSIC: Jared Karol, Acoustic Blues Guitar

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

Jared Karol is a veteran of the San Francisco singer/songwriter scene since the early 2000s. After five years playing electric guitar and harmonica in the reggae band Flannel Canoe, Jared is starting to make his way back to the acoustic music he loves.

Malcolm Grissom enjoys exploring the creative process. His passion is helping others any way he can, even if only to bring joy and laughter to their lives for a little while. 

Houston Robertson brings to her solo work her experience as a writer, storyteller and motivational speaker and her love of theater. She meshes these skills with a commanding stage presence. Mark Kenward is her director. In the 80s Houston performed as Ribbons the Clown on the streets of San Francisco and before transitioning to her current position as a smart, witty, age-advantaged woman, she was a human resources professional.

Paul Sussman developed his approach to melodrama and farce through years of work in financial management with Bay Area nonprofit organizations. He has written and performed a series of solo pieces through the eyes of road-ragers, insects, Anabaptists, cannibals, and others who persist in the search for meaning midst the puzzling evidence. Paul plans to study acting, voice, movement, improv and all that other stuff when things quiet down a little.

Kenny Yun is performing an excerpt from his third full-length solo-show. His previous solo works were Lettucetown Lies and The Kim Jong-IL Experience. Kenny periodically assistant teaches Charlie Varon's workshop at The Marsh, and he directs/coaches solo performers.

Tell It On Tuesday AUDITION

Interested in performing with Tell it on Tuesday? Come to our annual auditions!

When: Sunday, August 24th, 10am-12pm (you must be available to stay the entire time)

Where: We will give you details after you sign up!

Prepare: 10 minutes or less - either a short piece, or an excerpt from a longer piece.

Invite: A Friend - to increase the audience size and encourage a sense of support

Sign up: Send your request to Bridget Frederick

If you haven’t performed or auditioned with us in the last three years, you are welcome to participate.

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