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 25th, 2017
12th Anniversary Celebration


  • Ginger Parnes, “Paris Faux Pas
  • Jan Friedman, The Committee”
  • Phyllis Dantzler, “Pretty Little White Girl”
  • Wayne Harris, In the Garden of Gethsemane

MUSIC: Mimi Heft and Friends; folk, jazz, a capella, blues

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

Mimi Heft lends her melodious voice to a wide range of music, from jazz and blues to a capella and folk. Whether presenting originals or songs by others, Mimi makes each her own deeply personal and resonant story. In addition to performing with her own band, Five-Legged Mule, Mimi has shared the stage with Joshua Raoul Brody, Myles Boisen, Three Drink Circus, Miniwatt String Trio, Mark Growden, Thad Povey, Delco, and others.

When Ginger Parnes was 3 years old, her brothers sent her on stage to sing at a movie theater talent show. They wanted her to win them a bicycle…and she did! Since then, she has been singing  (including 10 years with Berkeley Broadway Singers) and performing with delight when opportunity presents itself. How fortunate to be here at Tell It On Tuesday!

Jan Friedman, formerly a designer and author of a series of books on American eccentrics, embraced her retirement by joyfully exploring her own eccentric potential through improv and storytelling.  Plunging into a new world of senior dating and previously repressed sexuality, she developed “The Committee” with Marsh director Charlie Varon, first performing it last year at SF’s Monday Night Marsh series.  

Phyllis Dantzler is a monologist, stand-up comedian, writer, filmmaker, artist, and slacker extraordinaire. She lived the first 30 years of her life within spitting distance of where the Civil War started. She defected from The South in 1982 when she moved to San Francisco. Phyllis currently lives in Oakland with her two dogs, cat and five chickens.

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 5 full length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as
well as various musical projects. Wayne is also the director of The Marsh Youth program.

August 29th, 2017


  • David Kleinberg, “Return to the Scene of the Crime”
  • Barbara Newman, Tradition
  • Linda Wright, “The King of Pop”
  • Reha Zamani, “Don't Call me Fashia”
  • Beth Huizenga, “Help God, I Hear You Hate Us”

MUSIC: Doris Moskowitz: Early Jazz Standards 

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

Doris Moskowitz is the youngest daughter of Berkeley's famous bookseller Moe Moskowitz, owner of the legendary Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue. Now it is Doris who owns and operates Moe’s, keeping her father’s legacy alive. She performs Early Jazz Standards Monthly at Nabolom Bakery and Pizzeria at 2708 Russell at College and is delighted to join TIOT for the first time tonight!

David Kleinberg was an editor and writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 34 years, the last 14 years as editor of the Sunday Datebook. He has also been a standup comic for 10 years, appearing with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Richard Lewis. This is his third one man show and the sequel to "Hey, Hey, LBJ!, about David's year as an Army combat correspondent in Vietnam.

Barbara Newman MD, MPH (Masters of Public Health); worked in medical projects in the developing world: India, Angola, Sudan, southern Mexico, Haiti; and with immigrants seeking asylum in the US; 20 years as an emergency room physician in US, after 10 years as Family Physician

Linda Wright is an Oakland native, and a UCB graduate who works at two elementary schools as a Second Step guidance teacher. A Wife and mother of 3, she leads assemblies on African American history and tells tales from around the world.

Reha Zamani is an Afghan American actress with a background in theatre and commercials. After college she moved to LA and worked in various independent films, commercials and plays. Reha decided to return to the Bay Area after getting a job working for a tech company and is currently working on the piece: Don't call me fashia. 

Beth Huizenga’s dream as a Dutch American kid growing up in New Jersey in an ultra-religious community was to be fabulous, travel around the world and go swimming on Sundays. She did just that - living in Asia working in broadcasting - before landing in the Bay Area as a DJ on KFOG during its heyday. Somehow, she managed to keep the same bike lock since working as a messenger in Manhattan in the late 80s and that makes her proud. 

Upcoming Performances

September 26
October 24 (Stagebridge Partnership Performance)
November 28th

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

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