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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.

Producers:
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
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April 30, 2019

STORIES:

  • Beth Holland, Proceed to the Root
  • Victoria Podesta, The Designated Daughter
  • Joanne Green, Home Is Where the Hurt Is: A Comedy
  • Wayne Harris, Bugles, Blaspheme and The Baptist Church

MUSIC: Stuart Rosh, Guitar and Vocals

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

Stuart Rosh was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His music has been praised in numerous publications including Global Rhythm, Jazz.com, MSN.com, East Bay Express, Detroit Weekly, Cincinnati City Beat, and the Village Voice. With his band, The Geniuses, his first CD made the Top 40 of the Americana Music Association's weekly chart for three weeks. He's made four nationally distributed albums and can be heard on Spotify and other major streaming platforms. Stuart Rosh is also known as Stuart Rojstaczer. Under that more complicated name, he has been a geophysics professor at Duke University, a librettist (Fordlandia, an opera premiered at Fort Worth Opera Frontiers), a National Science Foundation Young Investigator (when he was young), a Geological Society of America Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer, and a Friends of American Writers and National Jewish Book Award winner for his novel, The Mathematician's Shiva (Penguin). He lives with his wife of 40 years in the Bay Area.

Beth Holland is a longtime Bay Area radio announcer who you can hear on KQED as Beth “Huizenga.” Beth grew up in New Jersey and has followed her heart and the promise of a job all around this amazing planet, backpacking through Europe making lifelong radio nerd friends; spending 3 years broadcasting on Radio Bangkok in Thailand; and the last 25 years in the Bay Area. She is also the mother to two awesome daughters and a yoga practitioner and teacher. 

Victoria Podesta first performed as a solo artist in the late ‘80’s, writing and performing Far to Go at Life on the Water and The Marsh theatres in San Francisco.  Had she known that title would be prophetic, she probably would have chosen another.  Thirty years later, The Designated Daughter premiered at Three Cat Production’s 2017 SOLO Chicago Festival and had a sold-out Rising at The Marsh in 2018.

Joanne Green is thrilled to be performing at ‘Tell It On Tuesday.’ She has performed On and Off-Broadway and been a member of the renowned LA based Improvisation Troupe, ‘The Groundlings.’ She is the Drama Director at The Laurel School in SF and loves that her life is filled with kids, comedy and creativity! This piece is dedicated to her daughter, Olivia.

Wayne Harris is an award winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator and musician. A gifted artist with wide ranging interests, he has accumulated an impressive body of work over the years that includes 7 full length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as well as various musical projects.


May 28, 2019

STORIES:

  • Ginger Parnes, Sausalito: Circa the 70’s
  • Scott Cohen, Colorful Grandparents and Black & White Television
  • Fred Johnson, Defining Success 
  • Houston Robertson, The Story of a Nice White Lady

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

Ginger Parnes was three years old when her two older brothers sent her on stage at a Saturday matinee talent show at the Tower Theater in Miami. She sang a song…and won!  Unlike many people, Ginger WOULD rather speak in public than die, so, she was thrilled when her name was drawn several times at The Moth. Better yet, this return to Tell it on Tuesday under the direction of Jeanne Haynes.

By day, Scott Cohen is a mild-mannered accountant in his mid-fifties. By night, he is still mild mannered and in his fifties; but he is also a storyteller and comedian.  His current project is a nostalgic and funny one-person show about his grandparents. Tonight you’ll see an excerpt.

Fred Johnson is a jazz musician and a formally incarcerated person. He is committed to addressing the policies that continue to dehumanize prisoners, guided by harm-reduction principles.

Houston Robertson, is an 82 year old retired human resources professional. She brings her experience as a writer, motivational speaker, and award-winning clown to her solo work. She’s been called a "gutsy storyteller" and “an insanely expressive and inspiring spirit”—qualities that inhabit her memoir Paper Chain Confessions (available through Amazon.com). She offers "charming, irreverent, and amusing insights" in her confessional scolding of the nice white lady.


June 25th, 2019
14th Anniversary Performance

STORIES:

  • Tommi Avicolli Mecca, the old brown jacket
  • Joan Bernier, The Captain (an excerpt)
  • Linda Moore, No place of her own
  • Natacha Ruck, You're good for nothing. I'll milk the cow myself.

MUSIC: The Potrero Hillbillies; Eclectic as all get-out: Joe Cunningham (guitar, vocals) Christopher Gray (vocals, vocals) and Joshua Raoul Brody (keyboards, vocals)

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

The Potrero Hillbillies first got together to scratch a shared itch: a fondness for the Kinks’ unjustly overlooked album Muswell Hillbillies. Following that, the trio attacked with gusto Cunningham’s song cycle about growing up in Flint, Michigan, and most recently devoted an evening to a small fraction of the songbook of Kessler and Brody. They are eclectic as all get-out, and each of them is charmingly vague in his own way.

Tommi Avicolli Mecca, playwright, storyteller, singer, and poet, started doing performances in the 70s in his hometown of Philadelphia. Since moving to SF in 91, he’s had three residencies at the Jon Sims Center (producing one-act plays), a one-man show at Josie's Cabaret, and a musical (written with Alison Wright) on the SF housing crisis at last year's Queer Arts Festival.

Joan Bernier is an actor/theater maker who lives and works in the Bay Area. www.snakeandrodtheatre.org

Linda Moore has said Yes! to Storytelling. It puts meaning into her life, it honors her ancestors, and is her passion for sharing. Linda gets her storytelling genes from her Aunt who told stories on her back porch at night. Engaging and warm Linda has told stories to all ages specializes in personal stories. Linda does historical stories, woman, African tales, and universal stories everyone connects knowing fear, prejudice, homelessness, love and healing stories.

Natacha Ruck will lie for a good cause, and tell the truth for a bad one. She is currently workshopping an hour long solo performance with David Ford at the Marsh and runs DoTellDo.com, a storytelling services company. 


Upcoming Performances

July 30
August 27
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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