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.

May 30th, 2017


  • Shelley Campbell, “The Center of the Labyrinth
  • Harriet Patterson, “Title: Sail On!” (an excerpt)
  • David Jacobson, Dog's Misery Swamp” (an excerpt)
  • Penelope Whitney, “Revenge” 

MUSIC: Deborah “DJ” Hamouris, singer and song writer

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

Shelley Campbell is a mother, grandmother, writer, storyteller and bookkeeper.  Her web-site is:  www.shelleycampbell.com.

Harriet Patterson grew up in Texas where she developed a lifelong love of breakfast tacos and walking barefoot. She studied and lived in New Zealand where she fell in love with nature. She moved to California and discovered a love of nonprofit management, which is her day job.  And nearing 40, she found The Marsh where she (re)discovered her love of writing and performing.  She lives in the East Bay with her husband and cat where you can find her most weekends making breakfast tacos and walking around barefoot.

David Jacobson is a writer/performer and home to 100 trillion bacteria that collectively weigh as much as his brain. These crucial cohabitants may have subliminally suggested their co-starring role in his new "solo" show, Dog's Misery Swamp. David's previous show, Theme Park, which failed to even mention his microbes, went to a bunch of Fringe Festivals.

Penelope Whitney is not as psycho as she sounds on stage. Catch more of her stories at That Really Happened in Berkeley and Fireside Storytelling in San Francisco. 

June 27th, 2017


  • Ellen Kaufman “Wake-Up Call”
  • Ron Jones “Naked Zombie”  
  • Neshama Franklin, “happy birthday from yelapa”
  • Houston Robertson, “Victory for the Recycled Virgin” (excerpt)
  • Joshua Raoul Brody, “Ruminations about a work-in-progress”

MUSIC: Sandy Noltimier (vocals, ukulele) accompanied by Joshua Raoul Brody (piano, vocals)
Standards, familiar and not so much.

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

Ellen Kaufman, after following a 40 year career in the health care industry, is now happily “rewired”. Although she’s been telling stories for years, she discovered storytelling as an art form in 2014 and finds it thrilling to explore her past through this creative lens.

Ron Jones grew up in San Francisco where he currently lives with Deanna, his wife of 5o some years, children, grandchildren, and a peaceful garden. He is the author of award winning books and plays. Ron has trouble fixing things around the house and dreams of playing basketball. He shares a dark secret that explains the appeal of Donald Trump.  see www.ronjoneswriter.com   

Neshama Franklin lives to tell and does so whenever she can: at the Moth (a grand slam winner), the Naked Truth, Fireside Storytelling, and Tell in on Tuesday--her 12th appearance. She works at the Fairfax Library, posts a biweekly blog of book recommendations and hosts a poetry show (both on the Marin County Free Library website), and has a biweekly radio show on KWMR's Turning Pages. Check out her out on YouTube.

Houston Robertson calls herself an Octobabe. She’s a post-corporate, post PTA, and post-spousal woman who's always wanted to be on stage. And now she is. Houston had a run of shows at the Marsh Berkeley in October 2016. Joshua Raoul Brody is better known as an accompanist — for improv, tango, singers and comedians — than as a sole practitioner, but this is his second appearance on the TIOT storytelling stage … third if you count a piece he did with Merle “Ian Shoales” Kessler many years ago.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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