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 Sliding Scale $8-15 at the Door

Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

Advisory Committee:
Charlie Varon, David Ford, Jeff Raz, Bruce Pachtman


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March 26, 2019


  • Jeanne Lupton , Sunday Morning with Mary Ellen
  • Claire Wahrhaftig, A Trip to Kovel
  • Elaine Magree, PussyGrabberRevenge
  • Ethan Davidson, Dragons in The Trees

MUSIC: The Blues Daddies, Music for listening and dancing
Joel Kreisberg (bass and vocals), Joe Pratt (sax, keyboards, and vocals), Natsuhiro Maruyama (drums), Art Swislocki (guitars and vocals)

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

The Blues Daddies began in 1995 in Kensington as a Motown-Stax-Rock cover band. The “dads” had children in the same elementary school. Since then, the band has evolved in its sound and has become more agile and progressive. While still playing homage to music of the 1950’s and ‘60’s, more modern music is now part of the repertoire as well. The Blues Daddies are available for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Jeanne Lupton writes memoir for page and stage, and is happy to be back at Tell it on Tuesday with this work.  She hosts a monthly reading series at Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda and leads a weekly memoir writing group for seniors at her home, Strawberry Creek Lodge in Berkeley. 

Claire Wahrhaftig, a native San Franciscan, closed out her career in arts administration as the Executive Director of the SF Arts Commission. She continues her study of storytelling at Stagebridge where she completed the two-year EPIC program under Kirk Waller.

Elaine Magree has written, directed/collaborted or performed new work at The Marsh, The Magic Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Z Space, The Working Women’s Theatre Festival, Brava, The Exit Theatre, The People’s Theatre Festival, The National Women’s Theatre Festival and The Minneapolis, Winnipeg and Victoria Fringe Festivals. She taught theatre at Solano College, SF City College, East Bay Center for The Performing Arts and in homeless shelters, recovery centers, and the Sacramento county jail. This is her third solo piece. Sometimes a wave, sometimes a photon: you can’t be in two places at once, or can you?

Ethan Davidson is the child of two science fiction writers. At the age of 14, he was sent to Belize alone to look in on the family plantation. He remained there for a year. He has lived most of his life near or in San Francisco.

February 26, 2019


  • Gwen Carmen, “4215 Winrose Way”
  • Bill Zarchy, “The Elevator in Rome”
  • Sarah Matsui, “Hello, Boar-- You Must Be Hungry”
  • Tony Cyprien, “The Bus Ride”

MUSIC: Doris Moskowitz: Early Jazz Standards 

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

Doris Moskowitz is the youngest daughter of Moe Moskowitz, the original owner of Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue. After graduating from Mills College, she began working with her dad, and now it is Doris who owns and operates Moe’s Books, keeping her father’s legacy alive. With a love of words, stories and old movies she sings and plays songs from before 1940.

Gwen Carmen is an activist, actress, educator and writer who’s work has appeared in Essence magazine, Plexus feminist news paper, Haight Ashbury literary journal during the 80’s & 90’s. She was editor/publisher of La Morena Women of Color bilingual news paper, and she will appear in showcase for new performers at The Marsh in May.

Bill Zarchy worked all over the globe during his 40 years as a cinematographer, as captured in his memoir, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil. Now he writes novels and tells stories. He is a graduate of the EPIC Storytelling Program at Stagebridge in Oakland.

Sarah Matsui is a Taiwanese and Japanese American writer who grew up in Honolulu and has since been based in Philadelphia, Oakland, and now San Francisco. Her work has been featured in NPR Code Switch, Jacobin Magazine, and Rethinking School Magazine’s “Our 2016 Picks for Books for Social Justice Teaching: Policy.”

Tony Cyprien was born and raised in Watts, California. Seven years ago, he moved to Berkeley where he discovered improv. He proceeded to step out on stage, ultimately performing at a Moth GrandSlam, two Moth Mainstage events, and being broadcast on National Public Radio. He has also performed with Marin Shakespeare’s Returned Citizen’s Troupe, at Monday Night Marsh and Tell It on Tuesday, at Solo Sundays, and at BATS Improv as an invited storyteller for The Gather.

January 29, 2019


  • Lavonne Taft, Ticket to Ride
  • Edwin Richards, Beyond the Safe House 
  • Naomi Puro, Nathan My Grandfather; A Master of Chutzpah
  • Fred Pitts, The California Missions and Race Tour - Part 1

MUSIC: Kadie Kelly (pianist) & Suzanne Yada (violinist)

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

Kadie Kelly is a classically trained pianist. She plays a mix of classical and minimalist styles and alternative covers. She is a piano teacher and Founder of Superpower of the Song,

Suzanne Yada is a violinist and a songwriter under the name of @little spiral@ website:

LaVonne Taft has been an Audiologist for some 35 years, evaluating hearing and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. She has transitioned from ‘hearing’ to ‘listening’ and Storytelling.”

Edwin Richards has studied with Charlie Varon at the Marsh San Francisco and is a graduate of the Meisner Technique Studio.  He is grateful to Charlie and to friends and staff at the Studio for their insights and support.

Naomi Puro studied Storytelling at Stagebridge in Oakland, and has performed at Monday Night Marsh, Tell it on Tuesday, and Orinda Contra Costa Tale Spinners. She has been teaching Dance & Movement classes to Older Adults for so many years (35) that she has herself become an older adult. She is pleased to have been part of the Blue Wave that helped elect Josh Harder to Congress.

Fred Pitts is a San Francisco-based actor. He is a company member of African-American Shakespeare and Custom Made Theatre companies. This is his first attempt at a writing and performing a solo piece. He was an Emergency Medicine doctor for 18 years, and is now in recovery from that job.

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