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 31, 2018


  • Maria Grazia Affinito, "Mamma, leave my breasts alone!"
  • Harriet Patterson, “Unfriending Texas”
  • David Jacobson, "Dog's Misery Swamp"
  • Vivien Cook, “Heaven Custom Made”

MUSIC: Bekah Barnett, the Urban Minstrel

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

Bekah Barnett sings songs from the heart. Her pure and clear voice is perfectly complimented by the simple and melodic piano landscapes she composes. One of the bay area's hidden gems, she has recorded two full length albums of original songs and is currently working on material for a third. Her live performances are always special events, sure to captivate and enthrall you.

Maria Grazia Affinito is a local equity actress. She has performed with various companies in the Bay Area and in several independent films. A sampling of her stage credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SF Shakespeare Festival), Ana in Displaced (Marin Theater Company), and Nancy in Gaslight (California Conservatory Theater). 

Harriet Patterson is a Bay-Area based writer, solo performer and nonprofit executive. Alongside her 20+ year career in health nonprofits, she has appeared on Bay Area stages at Solo Sundays, Monday Night Marsh and Tell It On Tuesday and her first solo show, Sail On!, debuted at the Boulder International Fringe Festival in 2017. She will make her Bay Area debut with Sail On! in September 2018 at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. A native of Dallas, Texas, Harriet lives in the East Bay with her husband and cat where she enjoys breakfast tacos, photography, and spending time outdoors.

Like you, David Jacobson is home to 40 trillion bacteria that weigh as much as his brain, crucially affecting his health and mood. Microbes also play key roles in "Dog's Misery Swamp," his latest solo play directed by Mark Kenward; developed with Charlie Varon. In June, Swamp went to the London (Ontario) Fringe. In August, David and his microbiota perform at Edmonton Fringe. dogsmiseryswamp.com

Vivien Cook grew up in industrial England and emigrated to the US in her early twenties. She is a writer, poet and storyteller particularly intrigued by ancestry and history. She is also a high functioning if distracted grandma. This is her third visit to Tell it on Tuesday.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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