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.


July 30th, 2019


  • Janet Thornburg, Tales of Great Ulysses
  • Judith Dambowic, Welcome To The Cancer Cafe
  • Sarah MatsuiHello, Boar—You Must Be Hungry
  • Melissa HobbsWho’s Split Pea Soup?

MUSIC: Wiley McFarland duo, Laura Wiley (vocals and flute) and David McFarland (guitar) 

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

The Wiley McFarland Duo is Laura Wiley on flute and vocals and David McFarland on guitar. Laura and David play some contemporary jazz pieces, plus their own original compositions.

At age 58, Judith Dambowic received a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer, with no clear and accepted treatment path, and a limited life expectancy.  
She unexpectedly began writing and performing as part of a class to help her manage the ‘new normal’. This serious yet often funny piece demonstrates her transition from provider to patient and what lessons this role reversal may have for others.

Janet Thornburg has written and performed seven solo shows. Her fiction has been widely published in literary journals, and Rhubarb Pie, a collection of her short stories, was published in 2005.

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.”

Melissa Hobbs is an East Bay storyteller and poet who tells stories of women of excellence in history: Sacagawea, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Gertrude Stein and Patricia Locke. She’s preparing a story about Tahirih, the first Persian woman to remove her veil, for a performance this October at Silkroad. Her poetry books are: Under the Pomegranate Sun; and a chapbook, Athena’s Mined Gold.

August 27th, 2019


  • Bertha Reilly, Early Days
  • Enzo Lombard, Louisiana Fairytales
  • Sarah Elovich, I'm All Yin
  • Toni Weingarten, To Tell or Not to Tell

MUSIC: Adrian West (vocals, guitar, violin, live looping), Kevin Goldberg (bass, vocals)
Original Acoustic Rock

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

Adrian West writes and performs music that sounds like a collaboration between Paul Simon, Talkingheads and Dave Matthews. Tonight's performance will be an intimate duo show, but the full Adrian West Band is a lively four-piece that includes alto sax and drums, and they play all over the bay area. Their music, videos and upcoming shows are all at www.adrianwest.com, and also on Facebook and Instagram under adrianwestband.

Bertha Reilly grew up in Ireland where people told stories about everything and she believed them all! She came to the U.S. in 1966 and slowly sorted the difference between truth and story. When she retired, she joined Stagebridge - almost 20 years ago. While she enjoyed just being a listener for years, she’s slowly grown into her own story.

Enzo Lombard’s aunt and uncle ran Baltimore’s first gay bar, Pepper Hill (named after their two Great Danes), the site of a police raid in 1955 which inspired police conduct laws still on the books to this day. Louisiana Fairytales. Initially written as a sequel to his off-Broadway award-winning play “Love, Humiliation & Karaoke”, directed by two time Emmy winner W Kamau Bell. Enzo and his husband currently live in San Francisco and New Orleans.

Sarah Elovich is a solo performer living in Oakland, CA. She's delighted to return to Tell It On Tuesdays in preparation for her second full-hour show, in which she explores and reinterprets Torah stories. 

Toni Weingarten spent 19 years in Los Angeles writing for TV news, magazine shows, documentaries and for interactive media, and print articles and essays. These days she's happiest delivering her words in person to real live people.

Upcoming Performances

September 24
October 29 (Stagebridge Partnership Performance)

Tell it On Tuesday
Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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