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.

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.

July 26th, 2016


  • Jeremy Greco, “Keeping Up With the Jorgensons” 
  • Mark McGoldrick, “The Golden Hammer, Wounds, Booze, Forgotten Misconduct
  • Patricia Farrell, “Hostage”
  • Ruth Halpern, “Grandma Elsie Loves Lists”

MUSIC: Boundless Gratitude, Guitar and vocals, Musical Storytelling

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

Boundless Gratitude is a grandfather who used to entertain his children with homespun musical stories. When his children grew up and moved out, he had to learn to tune his guitar so that he could play for other people, which he has been doing for about seventeen years now. He has written about a hundred original pieces and about the same number of interpretations of various standards, mostly ballads, and continues to study music. He is just completing a major creative project that has kept him away from performing for the last three years, and is also in the process of re-interpreting, re-recording and re-issuing a number of his earlier works.

Jeremy Greco's first solo show, With Held, played at the Marin Fringe Festival, where Greco won a Best Actor award for his portrayal of mail artist, John Held Jr, The SF Fringe Festival and as part of the Marsh Rising Series.

For a day job, Mark McGoldrick has worked as a Public Defender in Alameda County for over 20 years, representing poor people enmeshed in the criminal justice system. He has staged two full-length performance pieces at The Marsh: Countercoup (2007) and The Golden Hammer (2005). He is currently re-mounting The Golden Hammer. On the side, he likes to go places and do stuff, eat dinner with his wife and watch his kids grow.

Patricia Farrell is creating a solo musical play called “Hostage”. She has performed as a clown, singer/songwriter and gamelan musician.  She used to create animated musical stories for children.  In 2013, she released an album of songs entitled “Yes and No”. patriciafarrell.com

Ruth Halpern has been a professional spoken word performer for over 20 years. In addition to personal stories, she tells traditional folktales, and improvised stories made up on the spot. She hopes that at the end of her story, you’ll say, “Oh, Ruthie dear, that was so stimulating!”

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