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

August 26th, 2014


  • Houston Robertson, “Victory for the Recycled Virgin” (excerpt)
  • Malcolm Grissom, "Surviving Love"

  • Paul Sussman, "There Goes the Hood 1.0"
  • Kenny Yun, “Mom Spilled Guts on My Tater Tots” (excerpt)

MUSIC: Jared Karol, Acoustic Blues Guitar

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

Jared Karol is a veteran of the San Francisco singer/songwriter scene since the early 2000s. After five years playing electric guitar and harmonica in the reggae band Flannel Canoe, Jared is starting to make his way back to the acoustic music he loves.

Malcolm Grissom enjoys exploring the creative process. His passion is helping others any way he can, even if only to bring joy and laughter to their lives for a little while. 

Houston Robertson brings to her solo work her experience as a writer, storyteller and motivational speaker and her love of theater. She meshes these skills with a commanding stage presence. Mark Kenward is her director. In the 80s Houston performed as Ribbons the Clown on the streets of San Francisco and before transitioning to her current position as a smart, witty, age-advantaged woman, she was a human resources professional.

Paul Sussman developed his approach to melodrama and farce through years of work in financial management with Bay Area nonprofit organizations. He has written and performed a series of solo pieces through the eyes of road-ragers, insects, Anabaptists, cannibals, and others who persist in the search for meaning midst the puzzling evidence. Paul plans to study acting, voice, movement, improv and all that other stuff when things quiet down a little.

Kenny Yun is performing an excerpt from his third full-length solo-show. His previous solo works were Lettucetown Lies and The Kim Jong-IL Experience. Kenny periodically assistant teaches Charlie Varon's workshop at The Marsh, and he directs/coaches solo performers.

Tell It On Tuesday AUDITION

Interested in performing with Tell it on Tuesday? Come to our annual auditions!

When: Sunday, August 24th, 10am-12pm (you must be available to stay the entire time)

Where: We will give you details after you sign up!

Prepare: 10 minutes or less - either a short piece, or an excerpt from a longer piece.

Invite: A Friend - to increase the audience size and encourage a sense of support

Sign up: Send your request to Bridget Frederick

If you haven’t performed or auditioned with us in the last three years, you are welcome to participate.

Upcoming Performances

September 30
October 28

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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