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

April 29th, 2014


  • Shelley Campbell, "The Center of the Labyrinth"
  • Marion Lovinger, "Picture this!"
  • Garen Patterson, "Back at the Cult"
  • Echo Brown, "Black Virgins are Not for Hipster"

MUSIC: Laura Wiley Trio: Laura Wiley on flute/vocals, John Dennis on guitar and Bruce Barrett on bass

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

The Laura Wiley Trio performs vocals and instrumentals from the jazz, blues, Latin and pop genres. Laura Wiley plays flute and sings, Dave Bell plays guitar and Bruce Barrett plays bass. They often play at the Mint Leaf Indian restaurant on Shattuck Avenue, and can be heard on the CD, "They Say it's Wonderful," which is available on the CD Baby website. Laura's website is www.lauraaustinwiley.com.

Shelley Campbell is a mother, grandmother, full-charge bookkeeper, business and human resources manager, writer, storyteller and solo performer.

Marion Lovinger has lived in San Francisco for 16 years, coming from Paris. Her last step to integrate her new home country was to write and act in English. Thanks to the Marsh, she can't stop. Pardon my French!"

Echo Brown, an Ivy League graduate from Cleveland, Ohio, creates and performs stories that are texturized with depth, purpose, and dynamism. Echo has told stories to audiences across the country.

Garen Patterson, by day, is a painting contractor, husband, father and grandfather living in Sonoma. By night he’s a musician, writer and performer. He has worked with David Ford and Mark Kenward developing several musical solo performance pieces: “I Had Always Thought,” “Hamburger Wars,” “Marta's Inferno” and “Back at the Cult”!

May 27th, 2014


  • Annette Roman, “Animal Love” excerpt
  • Miyoko Sakatani, “I'll Look Up As I Walk”
  • Doug Cordell, “Birth of a Cult Hero”
  • David Kleinberg, "Hey, Hey, LBJ!”

MUSIC: Rachel Efron, Singer/Songwriter/Pianist

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

Rachel Efron presents her all-original piano-based artistic pop songs.  "It isn't long -- about three notes will do it -- before singer/songwriter Rachel Efron hooks you by the heart" -- David Weigand, San Francisco Chronicle

Annette Roman toured her solo show Hitler's Li'l Abomination at 7 fringe festivals in the U.S, UK, and Canada, from 2011 to 2013. It was a "Top 7 Pick of the Fringe" in the Orlando Weekly. The full version of Animal Love will be performed in 2014 at  the Winnepeg, Victoria and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. To join her mailing list, contact her at annette.roman.solo@gmail.com.

Miyoko Sakatani's first career was working as an RN, and now considers performing her second “act” career. She has performed in plays and musicals on several Bay Area stages. As the sixth child of first generation (Issei) Japanese immigrant parents, she has many stories to share about her life and her rich cultural heritage. She performs regularly with Stagebridge's touring musical comedy troupe “Never Too Late,” and with a Bay Area Ukulele band.

Doug Cordell is an Emmy-nominated writer and monologuist who has performed at venues across the U.S. His autobiographical radio stories are featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment and APM’sMarketplace, and his work was recently published in Pieces of a Decade: Brooklyn Rail Nonfiction, 2000-2010. Find out more at dougcordell.com. 

David Kleinberg has been working in theater for 6 years. His ground-breaking work, "The Voice: One's Man Journey Into Sex Addiction and Recovery" was a big hit in San Francisco last year. David was the editor of the Sunday Datebook for 14 years during a 34-year newspaper career at the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also a stand-up comedian who has appeared with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad and Richard Lewis.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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