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

January 26th, 2016


  • Barbara Newman, “At the End of the World”
  • Neshama Franklin, “Snakey”
  • Harry Hall, “Candice and Marian”
  • Jeff Greenwald, “Why We Travel”

MUSIC: Michele Walther, violin and looping pedal. 
Jazz, world music, and original compositions

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

Michele Walther is a performer, composer, arranger, and educator in the Bay Area who has toured throughout Europe and North America with Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull, Gloria Estefan, Joe Lovano, Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’Rivera), Resonance, Tangonero, Pablo Ablanedo Septet. she earned her M.M. at the Conservatory of Music in Basel, Switzerland, and graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in jazz violin performance.

Barbara Newman is a doctor of Family and Emergency Medicine, who has practiced in Africa (Sudan and Angola), India, southern Mexico, and the Caribbean. Her stories relate her experiences in these places, with all their joys, sorrows, and contradictions. She has performed at the Marsh SF and Berkeley.

Neshama Franklin has been telling stories since she could talk, got into the biz officially at her local library where she still works, tells folktales and personal tales in equal measure (they're all "true" to her), has appeared often at The Moth, and is thrilled to be back at Tell It On Tuesday for her ninth appearance. She also has a book review blog at the Marin County Free Library website and a program on KWMR in West Marin.

Harry Hall has been pursuing storytelling for 6 years. Having played to audiences at SF Fringe 2014 and the Marsh San Francisco and Berkeley with his solo piece Blues for Charles, he expands on that narrative and gives voice to the voiceless.

Jeff Greenwald is an Oakland-based author and journalist whose books include Shopping for Buddhas and Snake Lake. He will be performing his solo show “Strange Travel Suggestions” at the San Leandro Library in March (bestofsolo.com)


February 23rd, 2016


  • Beth McLaughlin, “Cocky”
  • Liz Macera, “I’ve Accepted Everyone’s Death but My Own”
  • Andre LeMont Wilson, "The Black Dude Dies First."
  • Scott Sanders, "Apophenia, The Donner Party & Me"
  • Leslie Scatchard, "Leap"

MUSIC: Captain Heat and the Nightshades
Trio performing an instrumental blend of jazzy blues and country funk

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

Beth McLaughlin is a writer and performer of two original full-length works, and several smaller pieces, with a background in theater and improvisation.

Liz Macera, drawing on over 40 years of experience as a nurse explores the heartbreaks, antics, and taboos surrounding the one event waiting for us all. Liz currently works as a palliative care nurse practitioner. With this piece she hopes to open discussion about death and dying.

Andre Le Mont Wilson performs stories at festivals, story swaps, and open mics throughout the Bay Area. In "The Black Dude Dies First," Wilson recounts his first performance on stage in a grammar school's Bicentennial production in which, you know… He is honored to perform at Tell It On Tuesday.

Scott Sanders is an ex-actor / ex-New Yorker who moved to the left coast 15 years ago and is still wrestling with cross-cultural challenges. Scott introduced graffiti / urban tagging to the Inner Mongolian territories. He's scored multiple StorySLAM wins at The Moth and told tales for NPR's Snap Judgement, Fireside, Porchlight, BustingOut Storytelling and LitQuake and multiple Moth Mainstage events. 

Leslie Scatchard grew up in a family where the ability to tell a funny story about your day was a valued asset at the dinner table. She went on to spend twenty years acting on stage, and found a perfect marriage of these two talents in creating and performing solo shows. Leslie is a regular at West Side Stories, a storytelling venue in Petaluma.

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