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

October 28th, 2014
Stagebridge Partnership Performance


  • Terry Stokes, “Tour de France with Chris”
  • Ann Riley, "California or Bust”
  • Micki Cooper, "Driving History"
  • Jenn Biehn, “Why Do Salmon Leap?”
  • Cynthia Cudaback, “Emerald City”
  • Vivien Cook “ Sabbatical Year” & “Survivor Guilt Oakland Fire Storm”

MUSIC: ARIEL: JJ Jenkins & George Petersen, vocals, acoustic guitar & hand drum

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

Terry Stokes is a retired Film Editor-turned-storyteller, singer and actor performing in a variety of productions since moving to the Bay Area in ‘06. Personal adventures and tragedies, fables and fairy tales, and literary stories are his favorites.  

Ann Riley has been telling stories since the first time she needed an alibi.

Micki Cooper launched her career starring as Puck in Hilltop Elementary School's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". After a 48-year hiatus from the stage, she found Stagebridge and rekindled her love for performing.

Vivien Cook is a storytelling poet currently working on twenty poems for performance. She is also hard at work editing her first novel.

Jenn Biehn loves weaving stories that strengthen our experience of wonder and possibility.  She is passionate about building community, practicing restorative justice, and exploring wilderness. 

Cynthia Cudaback is an Oakland native, an oceanographer, a physics teacher, a mother, wife and storyteller. She loves to tie her interests together in mythic tales of the ocean that also teach science, but tonight she's doing something different.

November 18th, 2014


  • Eliza Gibson, And Now, No Flip Flops?!
  • Ruth Halpern, Slo-Mo Runaway
  • Jerry Franklin, Losing a Spouse Runs in the Family
  • Lisa Marie Rollins, Home Fires Burn

MUSIC: The Creak: Melody driven, harmony rich, enthralling acoustic music
Joe Readel, guitar and vocals; Korey Kassir, fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Chris Underwood, banjo; Ryan Lim, bass; Joe Boone, guitar

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

The Creak plays an action-packed mix of music rooted in the bluegrass tradition while drawing inspiration from sources as varied as the Beatles, the Bill Evans Trio, the Hot Club of France, James Brown and Slayer. With a hard-swinging rhythm section, memorable melodies, and beautiful instrumental interplay, The Creak captivates audiences of all ages. A fixture on San Francisco's vibrant streetcorner busking circuit, the Creak has honed their chops playing engagements at the Great American Music Hall and Cafe du Nord, appearing alongside the likes of the Brothers Comatose and the venerable Misisipi Mike. thecreak.net

Eliza Gibson wrote, directed and produced her first solo show “Dialogues with Madwomen” 20 years ago. She’s back at it again with “And Now, No Flip Flops?!” Tonight is an excerpt of her new show she’s been developing with David Ford.

Ruth Halpern has been making up stories since she learned to talk. She even made up her own college major, “Forms of Narrative,” at UC Berkeley. Now she travels the world telling traditional myths and folktales to illuminate the arc of life, in workshops and performances. She believes that storytelling can teach us to be the heroes of our own lives.

Jerry Franklin is a writer and versatile performer making his Tell it on Tuesday debut.  A native of Brooklyn, Jerry has been a professional actor, improv comic, and opera singer.  Now he writes software documentation to support his theatre habit.  This is his first solo show.

Lisa Marie Rollins is a writer, playwright, and solo performance artist. She is touring her acclaimed solo show, “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being adopted by a White Family… that aren’t Celebrities”. She has appeared in the New York International Fringe Theater Festival, Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, Atlanta Black Theater Festival, San Francisco Theater Festival, Tell it on Tuesday and others. She is working on her new play, “Side Effects” and is a director / developer of many BayArea solo performance artists. 

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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