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
Tickets now available online! To purchase please see TIOT TICKETS.

April 25th, 2017


  • Lisa Rothman, “Trolls in Yoga Pants”
  • Claire Isaacs Wahrhaftig “Selma, Selma”
  • Kirk Waller, “Stagger Lee”
  • Steve Budd, “What They Said About Love”

MUSIC: Laura Austin Wiley, Solo Flute

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

Laura Austin Wiley plays flutes and sings with the Resonance Jazz Ensemble, which recently performed at Yoshi's. She also performs with her own ensemble, the Laura Wiley Quartet. She has just released a new CD called Waiting for Rain, which is available on CD Baby. Her website is www.lauraaustinwiley.com.

Lisa Rothman's first solo show, "Date Night at Pet Emergency" ran for six months at the Marsh Berkeley.  When she's not performing, Lisa teaches people to make presentations.  She recently learned more than she ever wanted to know about sinkholes and scabies.

Claire Isaacs Wahrhaftig is a retired  arts administrator. She ran children's programs a SFMOMA, directed a young peole's arts center in Los Angeles, and directed the San Francisco Arts Comission. She has returned to her early love of performance.

Kirk Waller uses movement, music, song and the spoken word to transport his audiences to places far away and long ago. Director of storytelling at Stagebridge, former chair of the Storytelling Association of California and on the Tell It On Tuesday Advisory Board - BUT his most prized possession and biggest accomplishments??? Eric and Elijah, his two sons!

Steve Budd is an actor, storyteller, standup comic, and solo performer. He's performed with lots of Bay Area theater companies, including the San Francisco Playhouse, Impact, Marin Shakespeare, and Custom Made. What They Said About Love won Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Fest. He'll be performing the show in June at the Hollywood Fringe Fest.

May 30th, 2017


  • Shelley Campbell, “The Center of the Labyrinth
  • Harriet Patterson, “Title: Sail On!” (an excerpt)
  • David Jacobson, Dog's Misery Swamp” (an excerpt)
  • Penelope Whitney, “Revenge” 

MUSIC: Deborah “DJ” Hamouris, singer and song writer

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

Shelley Campbell is a mother, grandmother, writer, storyteller and bookkeeper.  Her web-site is:  www.shelleycampbell.com.

Harriet Patterson grew up in Texas where she developed a lifelong love of breakfast tacos and walking barefoot. She studied and lived in New Zealand where she fell in love with nature. She moved to California and discovered a love of nonprofit management, which is her day job.  And nearing 40, she found The Marsh where she (re)discovered her love of writing and performing.  She lives in the East Bay with her husband and cat where you can find her most weekends making breakfast tacos and walking around barefoot.

David Jacobson is a writer/performer and home to 100 trillion bacteria that collectively weigh as much as his brain. These crucial cohabitants may have subliminally suggested their co-starring role in his new "solo" show, Dog's Misery Swamp. David's previous show, Theme Park, which failed to even mention his microbes, went to a bunch of Fringe Festivals.

Penelope Whitney is not as psycho as she sounds on stage. Catch more of her stories at That Really Happened in Berkeley and Fireside Storytelling in San Francisco. 

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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