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
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November 28th


  • Abe Bernstein, “How The First Letter Was Written”
  • Jeanne Lupton, "My Life in Tanka"
  • Malcolm Grissom, “"Work: it's more than just a 9 to 5 job."
  • Lois Sanifu Kincy, “Was Enslaved and Still Feeling the Fall Out”
  • Laura Hedli, “too old to be this young”

MUSIC: Adrian West Band, Acoustic Rock & World Styles
Kevin Goldberg & Brandon Farmer

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

Blending acoustic rock and world styles, the Adrian West Band will perform the most storyesque songs from its repertoire plus a couple instrumentals. Infectious original songs and grooves featuring Adrian West on vocals, guitar, electric violin & live looping. Kevin Goldberg on bass and Brandon Farmer on drums. www.adrianwest.com

Jeanne Lupton is happy to be on the Tell It on Tuesday stage again. She writes tanka, a 5 line Japanese poetic form, and has hosted the poetry reading series at Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda for ten years. Many thanks to coach Jeanne Haynes.

Abe Bernstein is an actor, improviser, and storyteller. His most recent acting role was as Mortimer in "The Fantasticks." He regularly performs in Bay Area senior centers and senior residences as a storyteller and as a member of Stagebridge's Playback Theatre Troupe. 

Malcolm Grissom is a Storyteller, an Employment Counselor, a podcast host, a friend and a gentleman (sometimes). Tonight he is premiering the work-in-progress for his fourth show.

Lois Sanifu Kincy. Life is its own story. Stagebridge gives me opportunity to practice in the “telling” and I am blessed to be a part of its “telling.”

Laura Hedli is a writer and storyteller. Laura’s articles on the arts have been published in the New York TimesWall Street JournalPhiladelphia Inquirer and American Theatre, and online at stages.tdf.orgplaybill.com, and solosundays.com/4for/. She also writes about science and works at Stanford University School of Medicine. This show, “too old to be this young” will debut at the Maui Fringe Theater Festival in January 2018.

January 30th, 2018


  • Annette Roman, “Inauguration Vacation”
  • Tony Cyprien, "Work in Progress"
  • Theresa Donahoe, “Confessions of a White Mexican”
  • Geoff Hoyle, “Fake: (based on a true story)”

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 has made four albums with national distribution, one of which hit the Top 40 on the Americana Music Association chart back in the day. Stuart Rojstaczer is a geophysicist who was a National Science Foundation Young Investigator back in the day and has written a SF Chronicle and American Booksellers Association bestselling novel. Rosh and Rojstaczer are the same person. He is currently trying to get decent at bocce and his next novel will be out in 2018. 

Annette Roman is the creator/performer of 3 solo shows—Hitler’s Li’l AbominationAnimal Love, and Inauguration Vacation—performed at 15 theater festivals to date in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. She is a member of the Berkeley Monday Night Playground writer’s pool and her short plays have been performed at SF Olympians, PianoFight, and at the Playwrights Center of San Francisco’s PlayOffs. 

Tony Cyprien was born and raised in Watts, California, but now lives in Berkeley, where he discovered improv. Since stepping out on stage, he has won a MOTH Storyslam, performed at two MOTH MainStage events, and has been broadcast on National Public Radio. Tony has also performed for Marin Shakespeare's Social Justice Troupe and Marsh Theater's Monday Night Marsh. Tonight he is sharing new material. 

Theresa Donahoe is an actress who recently started performing solo pieces. Her first full length solo show "Late Bloomer" made its debut at the Rogue Fringe Festival in March 2017. "Confessions of a White Mexican" is her latest solo piece and is currently being developed into her next full length show.

Geoff Hoyle, maybe best known as Zazu in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King, has been an actor and clown (Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil) for more than 50 years, appearing nationally and internationally and in many plays and solo performances in the Bay Area at ACT, Berkeley Rep and The Marsh where he collaborated with David Ford on Geezer and Lear's Shadow.


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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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