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
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November 19th, 2019


  • Liz Nichols, A Spark in the Dark
  • Candace Y. Johnson, VOX in a BOX   
  • Hannah Taylor, Planet DoReMi
  • Pearl Louise, Pass the Nails and Shame the Devil

MUSIC: Mullerette: Lupe Muller (vocals/guitar), Joey Muller (keys), Winston Moody (bass), Dup Crosson (drums) and Barbie Zeldis (back vox)

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

Mullerette, with a sound of its own, crafts atmospheric grooves that follow the interplay of a Wurlitzer 200’s vintage keyboard and a haunting female vocal. The band’s velvety sonic texture – with hints of folk, jazz and pop – stems from a long-standing collaboration between award-winning singer-songwriter Lupe Muller and keyboardist/producer Joey Muller.

Liz Nichols got lost in the Folklore & Mythology section of the public library at age ten and hasn't found her way out yet! She brings her teaching and cross-cultural background to storytelling for all ages. Liz is part of SF’s Asian Art Museum Storytellers group, and the former Director of Storytelling Programs at Stagebridge. She's also a Master Trainer in TimeSlips Creative Storytelling for people with memory loss.  www.liznichols.net

Candace Y. Johnson, praised by Opera News for her vocal clarity and expressive interpretation, has concertized widely, including guest appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Manhattan Center. In 2018, Candace premiered her musical biography, VOX in a BOX, to explore themes of identity, belonging, and race, and ultimately to share how she found her authentic voice. Presently, she teaches singing at UC Berkeley, where she incorporates her research on the works of African-American composers. cjsings.com

Pearl Louise is called Miss Pearl by most folks, and you can call her that too. Originally from Louisiana, she now stays in this overpriced but gorgeous Bay Area… such it life. Enjoy it, she does.

This is the first episode of Hannah Taylor’s newest solo performance piece.  In this work-in-progress, Hannah meets Natalia, a nurse practitioner, just after sunset at an Ocean Beach birthday party and they conspire. Teaming up with Rebecca Fisher and advisors, Planet DoReMi, has a little song dilly dilly, Tibetan Tingsha Bells and Hannah’s newest story. 


January 28th, 2020


  • Tracy Vernon, We’re Going to Marine World?!?
  • Bill Zarchy, Shanghai Lunch
  • Harriet Patterson, Woman: (In)Visible
  • Jane Gire, Bless me Doctor for I have sinned

MUSIC: Andrew Potter: Finger-style guitar on 6 and 12 string guitars
Eclectic mix of old jazz tunes, instrumentals, originals and covers

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

Andrew Potter began his performing career as a music director for children’s theatre. He morphed his career into an award winning, internationally acclaimed juggling act who got their start as buskers in San Francisco in the 1980’s. He has since retired from juggling, and settled into all things musical, as it is his first love, and is much more sustainable…

Tracy Vernon is an award winning public school teacher in the East Bay. She enjoys sharing her stories from the classroom and beyond, including how her childhood experiences influence and guide her as a teacher.

Bill Zarchy worked all over the globe during his 40 years as a cinematographer, as captured in his memoir, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil. Now he writes novels, shoots photos, and tells stories. He is a graduate of the EPIC Storytelling Program at Stagebridge in Oakland. 

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 and her first solo show, Sail On!, appeared at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and the  Boulder 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. www.harrietpatterson.com 

Jane Gire is originally from Michigan where she studied theater at the U of M, moved to Chicago to "make it big" in comedy where she was side-tracked by her involvement in Greenpeace and falling in love, and ended up in San Francisco in the early 90's. She has recently come back to performance after a (I know this is really cliche) a trip to the Black Rock Desert to the Burning Man event where she re-committed herself to some promises she made to herself. 

Upcoming Performances, 2020

February 25
March 24
April 28

Tell it On Tuesday
Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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

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