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!




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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Tell it on Tuesday
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 7PM

Please note the following: 

  1. Tickets can now be purchased at the door
  2. (To buy tickets in advance CLICK HERE)


Andrew Potter: singer/songwriter, guitar


Janet Thornburg, Plum Ascending

Have you ever heard the voice of your mom or dad inside your head, saying something like, “You really should do your taxes before you continue binge-watching The Great British Bake-Off”? Some call it the voice of the superego, but others consider it the voice of one of your sub-personalities. Enter the colorful inner world of Hannah, Raisin, Plum, Mauve, Rosie, and Wild Child, and see how a group of sub-personalities navigates the challenges of aging and how they reach a temporary resolution on Halloween.

Elaine Magree, OTHER

Elaine sets out with an ex- nun and a box of ashes to untangle the story of her mixed heritage. From the museums of Portland to The Columbia River Basin homeland, she journeys into outrage, irreverence and, finally, forgiveness.

Barbara Saunders, You and I While We Can

How do you keep your schooling from getting in the way of your education? You find the teachers hidden in plain sight, write your own lessons, and take the kinds of risks you know you shouldn't. 

Bennet Caffee, The Catacombs (excerpt)

When twenty-one year old Bennet Caffee is admitted to a psych ward they have his name wrong as Dayle Bennet and he’s sure it’s a sign. From now on he’s just “Bennet” and he knows why he’s there. He just can’t talk about it.


Andrew Potter hails from Jamestown, Rhode Island, and delivers great syncopated finger-style guitar work in blues, jazz, and folk genres. His latest album, "I Haunt My Own House” is co-written with his long-time cohort, Mr. Wheeler Cole. Potter's driving syncopated guitar style and Cole's snarky and sublime lyrics create vivid musings on family, love, hope, fate and regret.

Janet Thornburg has written and performed eight full-length solo shows in San Francisco. Most recently, she presented two new pieces, How’d You Get That Baby? (2022) and The Worry-O-Meter (2023at The Marsh and at StageWerx Theatre in San Francisco. www.janetthornburg.com  

Elaine Magree is a Founder’s Fellow at ThreeGirlsTheatre. She has acted and directed at Bay Area Theatres, up and down the west coast and in New York City. Her solo shows were twice nominated for Theatre Bay Area Awards. Her first solo show, OTHER, will be presented at Marin Shakespeare Company on April 5.

Barbara Saunders writes about the intersection of (auto)biography, history, and myth. She has featured at Monday Night Marsh, poetry readings, and storytelling events in the Bay Area. Barbara's writing a memoir about her youth in the hopes of accelerating the journey to her second childhood.

Bennet Caffee’s storytelling highlights his experiences with bipolar disorder. He has performed his full length show “My First Miracle – adventures in bipolar disorder” to critical acclaim at numerous Fringe Festivals across the US and Canada. Presently he plans to continue touring festivals with his new show “Orange you glad to be in Miami?” which premiered last August at the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. www.bennetcaffee.com


Tell it on Tuesday
Tuesday, April 30th, 2024, 7PM

Please note the following: 

  1. Tickets can now be purchased at the door
  2. (To buy tickets in advance CLICK HERE)

Sara Glaser, Americana/Folk, Acoustic guitar

Laura Jane Bailey, Super Secret Super Power
The origin story of how one average, ordinary girl realizes she has a mind-blowing new power.  What an unbelievable gift!  Or is it?  Learning to live with the super secret forces her to deal with the big, weighty issues of life - sex, violence and margaritas.

Tim Ereneta, Long Ago and Far Away
There was a time, long ago and far away, before ubiquitous information and digital bliss, when we could focus. Sink into our own imaginations. Do you remember? I can get you there in four words.

Jody Yeary, Drink ‘til He Drowns
When Jody gets fired, she takes the first job she can get—at a liquor store, with a drivethru window. Located outside of Tallahassee on the way to the Georgia State line, she finds herself surrounded by fascinating southern characters and bears witness to their quirky and sometimes tragic lives. Jody brings to life several memorable characters with humor punctuating the story, with poignant original songs in her BlueBilly Kentucky style.

Mark McGoldrickNothing Happened
So much to sort out as a kid, from botched robberies to shifted bikini tops – in times of big feelings, how do you make sense of what it means, or if nothing happened?   

Sara Glaser began writing songs in earnest at the turn of the century after decades of performing covers. Her debut album, Cinders in the Wind, includes story songs about the California fires, a burned-out Nashville writer, a spooked singer of murder ballads, and a besotted firebug.

Laura Jane Bailey is a Bay Area actress, originally from Chicago.  Bay Area productions include:  The Roommate at Capital Stage in Sacramento Luna Gale and Mud, Blue, Sky at Aurora Theatre, Crimes of the Heart at Theatreworks, and Equus at Boxcar Theater. LJ is also a solo artist and will be performing her award winning solo play The Pis Effect at Marin Shakespeare this May and her new work Super Secret Super Power at a fringe festival near you!

Tim Ereneta realized, after years immersed in the spontaneous stories of improvisational theatre, that his greatest inspiration came from the folk and fairy tales that have been passed down for thousands of years. He is delighted to be sharing stories from the oral tradition with you—these tales are too juicy to be reserved for children.

Jody Yeary, a singer-songwriter from Kentucky, Jody studied music at Florida State University and stand-up comedy in San Francisco. Her album, “Fast Horses and Beautiful Women,” is available on her website drjody.com. She specializes in treating addictions and helping people recover from the bad things that can happen. She is currently writing a book on stress.

Mark McGoldrick is a retired public defender.  He is a co-director of the Formerly Incarcerated People's Performance Project (FIPPP.org), where he helps bring stories from formerly-incarcerated people to stage.  Mark has written and performed a couple full-length solo shows, The Golden Hammer and Countercoup, as well as several shorter pieces.  


Tell it On Tuesday
Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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