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.


Sept 24th, 2019


  • Wynd Kaufmyn, The Betrayal That is Not Divorce
  • Ashley Jaye, Channel BPD
  • Abe Bernstein, Too Old To Feel This Young
  • Marie O’Donnell, Hide the Booze, the Family's Comin' Over

MUSIC: Mimi Heft & Joe Christiano,  Guitar and Vocals

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

Wynd Kaufmyn, a Jewish girl from Detroit, moved to the Bay Area in 1979 to do the graduate work at UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering. Since then she has become (in this order) a Christian, a mother, faculty at City College of San Francisco, a wife, a non-violent activist, an anti-Zionist, a divorcee, Vice President of her union local. She wants to be an artist when she grows up.

Ashley Jaye is a Social Media Marketer by day, solo performer and actress by night. She hilariously highlights the complex racial, sexual, societal, and cultural intersections of mental illness for Black Women through original works including Dee Pearson is (more than) a Bully and A Spike Lee Joint. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @ashleyjayeaye; YouTube "Ashley Jaye".

Abe Bernstein is an actor, improviser, solo performer, and storyteller. His most recent stage roles were as Mortimer in "The Fantasticks," Herr Schultz in “Cabaret,” Stevenson in "Fahrenheit 451," and Man in "Here We Go." For ten years he was in Stagebridge's Playback Theatre Troupe.

Marie O’Donnell originally hails from Detroit, Michigan and has lived in San Francisco for the past 9 years, performing at various Bay Area theatres.  Prior to that, she performed in comedy shows in L.A. and was a regular performer on "Late Night With David Letterman" in NY.  She also went to school with Madonna, who would barely talk to her, but they were in separate departments, so it's very understandable.

October 29th, 2019
Stagebridge Partnership Performance


  • Shirley Smallwood, "DWAB (Driving While Almost Black)+
  • Claire Wahrhaftig, "White Like Me"
  • Ida Johnson, “Weave of Wonders - An Armenian Tale”
  • Ben Tucker, "Play Ball!”
  • Kiran Rana, “Nasruddin Visits the City” 
    Albertina Zarazúa Padilla, "How? ¿Como?"

MUSIC: Bunny Numpkins and the Kill Blow Up Reaction:
Little Johnny Bowling Ball (vocals and guitar), Miles Steuding (drums), Kelsey Ahern (accordion), Lady Mondegreen (vocals) and Leslie Outhier (bass)

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

Bunny Numpkins is from Oakland, California. They started around 2005 as a backup band for a puppet and continued on to play quirky pop, with songs about months, board games, and geographic musings.

Shirley Smallwood is a vocalist, actor and voiceover talent, and finds it very important to know her family and not lose sight of family history, as she believes we must continue to teach and inform those who come after us.

Claire Wahrhaftig, a retired former arts administrator and  Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission, joined the Etho-no-tec group to swap stories with Chinese villagers in 2018.

Ida Johnson loves sharing old tales at Stagebridge programs, school classrooms, and story swaps.  As a retired teacher and school librarian, she finds that a good story can be enjoyed whether you’re 7 or 87.

Ben Tucker (Brother Ben)'s stories includes personal and historical characters that touch on universal themes. His stories take you back to the front porch, kitchen table, or campfire.

Kiran Rana was born and raised in India, but in 1973 he traveled to the West, where he joined a Sufi mystical school. In 2014, after many years as a publisher of self-help books, he gave up publishing and became a full-time teacher of Sufism. At the same time he started taking storytelling and playwriting classes at Stagebridge. His stories draw on Sufi sources, folk tales, personal stories and his own writing.

Albertina Zarazúa Padilla is Co-Founder of MiHistoria.net, curator for its online story archive, and workshop facilitator. Born to a farmworker family in Monterey, California, Albertina was the first in her family to attend college. Albertina’s storytelling work with farmworker women has led to public presentations before live audiences. 

Upcoming Performances

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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