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

September 29th, 2015


  • Vivien Cook, “Smoke and Mirrors”
  • Bernard Vash, “Grumblepuss”
  • Kenna Fisher, “Casting Call”
  • Kenny Yun, “Mom Spilled Guts on My Tater Tots” (excerpt)

MUSIC: Future Jazz Trio with Laura Wiley, Eric Smith, & Patrick Fahey

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

Eric Smith is a musician, producer and recording artist with Edgetone Records and has worked with Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon, Mickey Hart among others. edoctorsmith.com. Patrick Fahey is mandolin virtuoso, comfortable in many genres including folk, jazz, Fado, Indian, prog-rock and world music. Laura Wiley is a jazz flutist and singer who performs with many different groups in the Bay Area. www.lauraaustinwiley.com.

Vivien Cook was born and raised in the industrial city of Birmingham in England and emigrated to the US at the age of 24. She has been part of Tell It On Tuesday’s annual partnership performance, which features Stagebridge tellers. "Smoke and Mirrors" is an oral story which deals with how we reconcile the passage of time while still living with the ever present shadow of our younger self.

Bernard Vash is a Clown, Moving Artist, Actor, Voice and Movement Teacher.
Most recently a graduate of The Flying Actor Studio, he spent 14 years with the American Conservatory Theatre. Recently he appeared as Tiger in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”, Otto Hermann in “The Ape Woman”, and Grumblepuss the Clown in "Ei8ht". He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Kenna Fisher has been called a "bold, honest, fearless" storyteller. She believes deeply in the power of telling stories to forge compassionate connections with each other and within ourselves, performing at venues throughout the Bay Area including the Marsh in San Francisco, Word Up! in Santa Cruz, The Shout in Oakland, and Bustin' Out Storytelling in Oakland. 

Kenny Yun 's first two shows Lettuce Town Lies and The Kim Jong IL Experience ran at The Marsh where he teaches solo performance. He primarily directs comedians but loves to guide storytellers of all forms. He looks for the mythic and theatrical. fb.com/kennyyun

October 27th, 2015
Stagebridge Partnership Performance


  • Elana Levy, “Sacred Connections to Auschwitz”
  • Jan M. Goodman, “Angel”
  • Ellen Kaufman, “LA to EL-E:  Destiny’s Calling”
  • Ellen Sprecher, “The Past is Present”
  • BevieJean, “Imitation of Life”
  • Sally Holzman, “Urban Equestrian”

MUSIC: Karen Sellinger, acoustic guitar

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

Karen Sellinger to is a local classical guitarist who loves to offer her music to add a touch of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

Elana Levy has appeared as a featured poet in several venues in the Bay Area. She produced her own weekly radio show, worked within a women's radio collective, as well as a video collective in Syracuse, NY. Elana has breathed in Auschwitz Concentration Camp six times on meditation retreats. 

Jan M. Goodman recently retired after four decades of service as a teacher, principal and curriculum specialist in public education. Her storytelling is inspired by thousands of students, families, educators and others whose lives fortunately intersected with hers while working to create a better world for children.

Ellen Kaufman, having spent 40 years in the healthcare industry, is currently “rewired”. She has been exploring storytelling and improvisation at Stagebridge since the spring of 2014, and finds it thrilling to revisit her past through a creative lens.

Ellen Sprecher's inaugural experience with taking her story into "prime time" is happening tonight. Her wish is that those who don't believe in the mysteries of life will think again. 

BevieJean is a writer, adventurist and storyteller who officially debuted her work "Wonderfilled" at San Francisco's Roots Gallery in April 2014. BevieJean has traveled and lived and worked abroad for many years. She enjoys sharing her rich repertoire of insights and perspectives. 

Sally Holzman went from horse crazy teenager to storyteller in one fabulous summer month. Now as a senior she loves to share stories of the gentle time of her youth to inspire others to join the fun and tell their stories.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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