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 31st, 2016


  • Howard Petrick, “V.R. Dunne” (excerpt)
  • Phil Surkis, "I'll Try It For A Year"
  • Marion Lovinger, “To be or not to be, telle est la question!”
  • Erica Lann-Clark, “Grandpa and the Nazis”

MUSIC: Stuart Rosh, Guitar and Vocals

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

Stuart Rosh's music can be heard occasionally on public radio stations and in strange places like Kentucky Fried Chicken stores in England. Under his legal name, Stuart Rojstaczer, he is mostly known as a novelist, geophysicist, and grade inflation expert. His novel, The Mathematician's Shiva (Penguin Books), won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction.

This is Howard Petrick’s third show about his life in the 1960s. His critically acclaimed Breaking Rank and Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed have been performed at twenty-eight theater festivals throughout North America. He has been performing since 2008 and is glad to be back at Tell It On Tuesday.

Phil Surkis is a comedian, solo performer and a producer. He regularly performs in the Solo Sundays series at Stage Werx. He both produces and performs at his comedy showcase, Grey Matter, and he is a producer on W. Kamau Bell's talk show, Kamau Right Now!

When Marion Lovinger came from Paris to San Francisco 18 years ago, she did not imagine that one day she would be performing her own writing in English. Her background was in theater and she was used to a text provided and partners to rehearse with. Thanks to the Marsh, she discovered what she wanted the most in life: to make people laugh. And that you do not need an extraordinary life to have something to say.

Erica Lann-Clark is a storyteller, solo performer, writer and teacher.  She’s performed across the country from NYC to LA to Jonesborough, TN to right here tonight.  She worked as Director of Storytelling for Stagebridge from 2000 to 2006. She’s teaming up tonight with Asaf Ophir, a woodwind player. In Israel Asaf played in musicals and in klezmer bands. In the Bay Area, Asaf plays in jazz and klezmer bands and accompanies Erica’s Jewish stories.

June 28th, 2016


  • Cheryl Kann, "Mug-Up"
  • Karin Werner, “The Road Not Taken”
  • Maureen Langan, “Daughter of a Garbage Man”
  • Tom Ammiano, “Tales From The Crypt”

MUSIC: Jeremy and Rick, A Guitar and Saxophone jazz duo

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

Jeremy and Rick were band members for Wayne Harris’s, Tyrone “Shortleg” Johnson and Some White Boys at The Marsh, SF. They are members of No Cover Band with regular gigs at McNally’s Pub on College Ave in Oakland and have played as a jazz duo at Dogwood in Oakland.

Cheryl Kann began storytelling at an early age in front of a captivated audience of neighborhood kids and hasn't stopped talking since. Currently writing and performing solo works to take to fringe festivals, she is also in an improve duo, "Denouement," that performs unscripted narratives throughout the bay area. This is Cheryl's first scripted solo show and she’s honored to share the stage with tonight's performers.

Karin Werner began her life-long love of stories when she received her first library card in Cody, Wyoming. She reaches back into mythology and memory to create her own unique style. Based in Pinole she also conducts Intergenerational Story Circles and Memoir Writing Workshops. Karin is active in the Storytelling Association of California and recently stepped down from her position as Board Chair.

Maureen Langan is a standup comic and KGO Radio talk show host (Sun 1-3pm). “Daughter of a Garbage Man” will debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Aug. She splits her time between NYC and SF.

Tom Ammiano, long-time San Francisco LGBT activist, comic teacher, and elected official, is a grandfather, a queen, and a lefty. He appreciates the opportunity the Emerald City has given him to pursue his goal of public service.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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