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!

Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

Advisory Committee:
Charlie Varon, David Ford, Jeff Raz, Bruce Pachtman


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December 16, 2008


  • David Pokorny, “Based On a True Story” 
  • Jennifer Jajeh, "I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You"
  • Lee Granas, Japanese Music Ensemble
  • Carolyn Doyle, "Good Grief; Confessions of a Peanuts junkie"

Hobohemians Boxcar Band
Hank - Guitar, Bass & Vocals
Two-Ply - Guitar, Bass & Vocals
LuLu Haiku - Vocals, Bass & Mandin
Ms. Ruby Von Kirsch Saenger - Vocals

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Dave Pokorny was able to quit his “day job,” and make his living as a stand-up comic.  He toured the western half of the U.S. for nearly ten years, opening up for such talents as Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Bob Saget to name a few. After becoming the house emcee at San Francisco’s #1 comedy club and a regular at the Riveria in Las Vegas he gave it all up to pursue a lucrative career as a stay-at-home dad.  Seven macaroni & cheese filled years later he returns to the stage performing excerpts of his autobiographical solo piece, “Based on a True Story.”

Jennifer Jajeh is a San Francisco based actor who has appeared in numerous film and theatre productions on both coasts. This August she debuted her solo show  “I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You” at the New York International Fringe Festival. The show is currently being redeveloped for a full run; and Jennifer is grateful to "Tell It On Tuesday" for this workshopping opportunity.  For more info about the show visit

Lee Granas is excited to perform with Tell it on Tuesday. After returning from watching Equus on Broadway and studying the great Daniel Radcliffe, she is now ready to make her Bay Area debut. Lee has previously performed in such locations as her friends' kitchen, the office water cooler, and BART. Lee is grateful for everyone at the Laguna Writers Workshop who encouraged her to bring her stories to a wider audience.

Carolyn Doyle has performed as a writer / solo performer at The Marsh with the Marsh Rising series, CounterPULSE’s Words First series, the SF Solo Festival, Thursday Night Combo at EXIT Theatre, the SF Theatre Festival and with Tell It on Tuesday! Carolyn is a member of the Artists Development Lab at Z Space and is slated for a three-week run at The Marsh with her full length piece Confessions of a Refrigerator Mother.

November 18, 2008


  • Elana Isaacs, “Sweet Honey, Pdx”
  • Howard Petrick, “Harold” - excerpt
  • Jean Ellisen, “Fiji or Bust!”
  • Nato Green, “Low-wage work and my ego”

Vanessa Lowe, singer/songwriter/guitarist,

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Since Elana's former life as a theater major at Syracuse University and graduate of Tamalpa Institute for Expressive Arts Education she has been focusing on solo performance and art that sparks dialogue, and delighting in her work with youth, creativity, and social justice. Two of her favorite roles are Buddha's mom "Lisa" in a rock-musical-modern-retelling of "Siddartha" and "The Fun Crazy Aunt" to 3 yr old Lucian. Please sign Elana's mailing list to stay tuned about the temporarily titled "Whiteness: Unplugged" of which Sweet Honey Pdx is an excerpt.  Big thanks to Kamau, his classes, and the support of my anti-racist artists/friends!

Howard Petrick has performed at The Marsh and the San Francisco Theater Festival.  He has studied with David Ford and Ann Randolph.  This piece, a work-in-progress about a small- town kid with an accordion, was created with Ann Randolph at The Marsh.  He is grateful to Tell It On Tuesday for providing a stage to bring this story to you.

Jean has been telling stories all her life, but doing so on purpose for the last 17 years since her Certification In Storytelling from Dominican University in San Rafael.  She has long standing tenure with the corps of storytellers at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco where she tells myths, legends and folk tales.  She also draws from her life experiences (and calamities) for stories of a personal nature.  She is a teller, a teacher, and mentor, who finds great delight in helping others find their voice through storytelling. 

San Francisco native stand-up comedian Nato Green was featured in SF Sketchfest 2008, has been heard on KALW 91.7FM, KSRO 1350AM and Green960AM, and as the Official Comedian of Stephen Elliott's Progressive Reading Series. Nato has established an SF comedy institution in Iron Comic®, his Iron Chef-spoofing game show, profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle. He also produces Laughing Liberally Local 415, an ongoing political comedy showcase, Laugh Out the Vote, and the New Jew Revue.

Monday, November 17, 2008
Fall Workshop Performance


  • Leslie Zellers’ “Free-Form Quilting”
  • Kayla Sussell, “Online Dating Among the Elders”
  • Laurence LePaule, “Tough When You Need To Be”
  • Elaine Brown, “ Back on the Horse”
  • Burt Demchick, "Funerals, Bar Mitzvahs, and Weddings, Oh My!"
  • Muriel Johnson, “Bad Watta”

October 21, 2008
Stagebridge Partnership Performance


  • Miriam Chaya, “I Talk to the Trees"
  • Dana Chernack, "Before La Dreck"
  • Susan Goldstein, "Loving vs. Virginia"
  • Milt Elbogen, "Maybe Durango"
  • Sharon Nichols, "6th Grade on Grant Street"
  • Jim Rea, "Learn These Words"
  • with Liz Nichols, Stagebridge Storytelling Director

The 3 Sixties, Tommy Shea, Susan Liroff and David Sturdevant sing golden rock and doowop with great harmonies

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Dana Chernack is a retired laborer. Presently, he works part time as a desk clerk. He also works at The Greek Theater scanning tickets and doing whatever other chores he is deemed capable of doing. He plans to live happily ever after with his wife of forty years in a bungalow in Bay Point, California. Mr. Chernack will perform his story "When Harry Met Sally" at the University Theater at Cal. State East Bay, November 14-23.

Susan Goldstein is a retired college teacher of Psychology and Women’s Studies who finds storytelling a way to have listeners without having to grade papers.

Jim Rea started attending storytelling workshops and classes in 2006, but he has always been a dreamer of dreams and a teller of tales.

Milt Elbogen indulges his love for spinning fanciful yarns and telling tales of his wretched childhood at Bay Area storytelling swaps. He also visits East Bay schools with other Stagebridge participnts as a performer in plays and to help encourage children to tell their own stories; a very rewarding experience. Milt's business card reads "Available for Wasting Time.

Miriam Chaya, actor, director, writer, teacher and documentary filmmaker wrote and performed "Odyssey of a Jewish Woman" a one-woman show which appeared on PBS. She co-directed and produced "Timbrels and Torahs" a documentary film, which had its world premiere at the Castro Theatre. She studied improv and story-telling with Nina Wise, and performed in showcase at The Marsh Theatre under the direction of David Ford and Charlie Varon.

Newly and exuberantly retired, Sharon Nichols spends her free time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and substituting in the Oakland Unified School District. She signed on at Stagebridge last year and enjoys sharing stories with school children and with seniors at Oakland facilities. She loves drumming with the Isis Rising Healing Circle, reading, listening to music (especially oldies), and watching foreign/indie movies. Last year Sharon was an interviewer for "In Our Own Words", an oral history project documenting preservation of Negro spirituals. She is pursuing a coaching certificate in Positive Psychology at SFSU.

September 23, 2008


  • Randy Rutherford, “Singing at the Edge of the World” - excerpts
  • Sigal Shoham, "Sure to Cure Head, Body and All"
  • Summer Shapiro, “In The Boudoir” - excerpts
  • Mina Morita, “Underella” (performed by Charisse Loriaux and Florentino Macalma Jr.)

Original Folk/Indie Style Music, Lisa Safran & Chris Faust

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Randy Rutherford is an award winning writer/solo performer who has created five critically acclaimed solo shows.  He lives in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills with Lovely Linda and Jake the Cat.

Sigal Shoham has been a performer and theater-maker for over 10 years.  This is her first solo creation.  Recent works include two original ensemble pieces with A Traveling Jewish Theater, one that toured nationally.  Sigal is also a mediator and teaches conflict resolution with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication.

Summer Shapiro, a physical comedienne, has just returned from performing her original duo-clown show PANTS! The Best Show Ever in the 3rd Annual New York Clown Theater Festival and this past July premiered her original solo show, In The Boudoir, along side Cirque Du Soleil veteran, John Gilkey.  Summer has performed in the SF WOW Festival, special evenings at The Magic Theater, and been a core company member with Rhodessa Jones in The Medea Project - Theater for incarcerated women.  She completed her training at the UCLA School of Drama, Samuel Beckett Schoolo of Drama - Dublin, Ireland, and The Clown Conservatory here in San Francisco.

Mina Morita is a theatre artist who has produced, directed, and designed theatre in New York City and in the San Francisco Bay Area with companies including, but not limited to: HERE Center for the Arts: The American Living Room Program, FringeNYC, Shotgun Players, Active Arts Theatre, and Brava. She has served on the board of Active Arts Theatre and is the Board Treasurer of Shotgun Players. For 7 years, she has worked at Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) as a Director and Theatre Business Manager. She received her B.F.A. at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in Theatre Direction and is the 2008 recipient of the Bret C. Harte Directing Internship at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

TIOT Workshop
Thursdays, September 18 - November 13
7:00pm – 10:00pm

This 9-week workshop is for solo performers and storytellers interested in developing stories and preparing them for the stage. Class time will consist of individual working time in a supportive environment and exercises designed to explore character, setting, voice and movement. Workshop culminates in a final performance on the Julia Morgan stage on Monday, November 17. Facilitated by Rebecca Fisher and Bridget Frederick.

Cost: $195

If you are interested in registering, please download application.

August 26, 2008


  • Pidge Meade, an excerpt from “P.I.D.G.E.: My Life as an Acronym”
  • David Moss, “Cracked Clown”
  • Terri Tate, “Another Kind of Muscle Man
  • Frank Turco, “Homo sapiens TODAY with Sir Kensington Longbottom”

Goat Family: Original songs on traditional (and homemade) instruments, generating an infectious, chugging dance beat. Thad Povey, Rock Ross, Dan Janos, Chris Santeramo, Todd Curtis

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Pidge Meade has been acting as long as she can remember -- in professional, academic, and community theatres from Pacifica, CA to Pittsburgh, PA playing wacky musical theatre nuns, comic Shakespearean heroines, high-minded WASPy matriarchs, and much much more.  This is her first foray into writing her own work (other than subversive school skits) and solo performance. Many thanks to Charlie Varon and the Wool Street Gang for learning and inspiration to last a lifetime.

David Moss recently played the title role in Othello, performed in two short films he wrote and can be seen in A.C.T.'s production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running in the fall of 2009.

Terri Tate is a keynote speaker, performer and storytelling coach. Her solo show, "Shopping as a Spiritual Path," has played to packed houses and standing ovations from Berkeley to Boca Raton, was voted "Best of the Fringe" at the 2007 Fringe Festival and is now out on DVD! In September, Terri and actress Annan Paterson will premiere "An Inconvenient Tumor," a show that looks at facing global warming with humor and stories.

Frank Turco studied theatre in college and at The Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre. He is delighted to be returning to TIOT with, "Homo Sapiens Today" and of course, Sir Kensington. You can also see him, (without a mustache) playing in Tony and Tina's wedding on Pier 39 through September. Then it's off to swinging London to begin his MFA in Lecoq based Physical Theatre ~ Weeee!

Tell it on Tuesday Audition
Sunday, August 3rd / 10 am-12 pm

Solo performers and storytellers interested in performing with Tell it on Tuesday: Come to our annual auditions!

What to bring:
A sample of your work - 10 minutes or less (either a short piece, or an excerpt from a longer piece.)
A friend - To encourage a sense of support and increase the audience size, please bring a friend along to the audition.

How to sign up:
Please contact Bridget Frederick:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

San Francisco Theater Festival Performance
Yerba Buena Gardens, SF


  • Enzo Lombard-Quintero, Excerpt from “Love Humiliation Karaoke”
  • Lauren Crux, “Still Running”
  • Jeff Byers, “Looking for My Dad”
  • Maryclare McCauley , “Tuna Suprise”
  • Nina Wise, “What Just Happened?”
  • Erica Lann-Clark, “The Lion in the Bronx Zoo”

Enzo Lombard-Quintero grew up in Baltimore's Little Italy in a very musical and theatrical family. Enzo sang professionally from age 7, appeared on children's television, studied acting in London and New York City, and has been a songwriter, documentary director, and travel columnist over the past 15 years. Enzo is currently producer of SoloHouse at Shelton Theater and co-producer of WordsFirst at CounterPulse in San Francisco.

Primarily a solo performer, Lauren Crux is known for monologues, stories, and social commentaries that are rich with insight and intelligent humor. She looks at the fabric of social relationships and the world and asks:  what holds us together? what tears us apart? Her work is good, it's current, it's tough, it's stirring,and it meets a social/political need.

Jeff Byers tells stories at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and at various East Bay venues, working with Stagebridge in Oakland,. He’s performed several times at Tell It On Tuesday at the Julia Morgan Theatre, on KPFA Radio, in the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, and at house concerts on both coasts. He’s a board members of the Storytelling Association of Alta California.

Maryclare McCauley loves to tell stories. She brings humor, suspense, discovery and colorful characters to the stage through her personal experiences. She has a broad range of experience in theater for the past 30 years which includes dance, circus and street theater.

Nina Wise is the founder of Motion Theater, a form of autobiographical, physical, improvised theater. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She has been called a “metaphysical vaudevillian for the new mellenium” by a NY Times columnist. Her work is funny, moving, intelligent, uplifting, provocative, and as people leave the theater they are heard muttering,”I’ve never seen anything like that before.” Nina is the recipient of three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as numerous other awards.

In a tiny Brooklyn apartment, Erica Lann-Clark grew up listening to her immigrant family tell tales of a vanished world. From their kitchen table stories, Erica conceived a passion for the healing power of story.  She became a playwright, poet, storyteller, solo performer and teacher of tellers. For the last two decades, she has consistently worked at the place were story and theater meet. She's performed for audiences of all ages across the country and overseas. In 2007, her solo play, "SHOPPING FOR GOD" had an extended run at The Marsh Theatre.  In October, 2008, she will be a Featured Teller at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

June 24, 2008
3rd Anniversary Performance!


  • Steve Budd, excerpt from “When You Rise”
  • Jeff Nichols, excerpt from "Ask the Question"
  • Paul Sussman, "The M-Word"
  • Mia Paschal, "Along the Path of Larks and Swallows"
Music: 5 Cent Coffee - Neo-Skiffle Junk Yard Blues Doodles Larue, Smitty "Spitshine Delacroix and Slick Macoy

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Steve Budd is a solo performer, improvisor, and actor. Since moving from Boston to Berkeley a few years ago, he's worked with the San Francisco Playhouse, Impact Theatre, Lila Theatre, the New Conservatory Theatre, and CalShakes, as well as appearing in numerous indies and commercial videos. Steve also teaches writing to adults and acting to kids. He's a big fan of TIOT.

Jeff Nichols’ performing career has included singing in rock bands, playing trumpet, acting, and spoken word performances. He will be attending Southern Illinois University’s Playwriting MFA program in the Fall. ASK THE QUESTION will be performed in its entirety at The Marsh in San Francisco on July 16th.

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, and others who persist in the search for meaning amidst the puzzling evidence.

Mia Paschal, winner of the San Francisco Fringe Festival's Best Female Solo Award in 2004 ("some life") and 2006 ("This Lily Was (Fontana)"), she developed her third solo show in David Ford's Solo Performance Workshop at the Marsh. She will perform the full version of "Along the Path of Larks and Swallows" as part of the Marsh Rising series on August 6th, and at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in September. For more information, please visit

5 Cent Coffee - Neo-Skiffle Junk Yard Blues
Doodles Larue - Button Accordion, Washboard, Kazoo, Chain, Vocals
Smitty "Spitshine Delacroix - Ukulele, Guitar, Washboard, Vocals
Slick Macoy - Bass, Vocals

May 27, 2008


  • David Jacobson, “Silver City, 1981”
  • Kenny Yun, “Bucky”
  • Theresa Dailey, “We Must Attend”
  • Erica Lann-Clark, “Problem Children”
Music: Somewhere Down the Road: R&B, jazz and rock played with just the right amount of notes

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

David Jacobson is a San Francisco-based writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, Fortune, Business 2.0, Maxim, Jungle and Details. He was a reporter for 15 years at the Detroit News, Hartford Courant and other newspapers. He misses the camaraderie of newsrooms – and also having dental benefits. This piece, about a young journalist’s first big story, was created with Charlie Varon at The Marsh and with the Varonic Soloists.

Kenny Yun is currently developing his one-man show with David Ford at The Marsh. He is a standup comedian and has acted in The Tempest, The Cherry Orchard, and Twelfth Night. He trained in theatre arts at Studio A.C.T. and Berkeley Rep, and he has a degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley.

Theresa Dailey performed in various theatre venues in San Francisco—SF Fringe Festival, Venue 9's Women's Work Theater Festival, BRAVA.  After taking a hiatus from acting for a number of years, she took a workshop with Motion Theatre that lead her to exploring more of a autobiographical in the moment process.  She is new to solo performance and is grateful to Tell It On Tuesday for providing a stage for such an animal.

Erica Lann-Clark grew up listening.  To bring their history to life, her immigrant family told kitchen table tales of a vanished world. These tales inspired in Erica a passion for the healing power of story.  She's been featured at many storytelling festivals.  In October, she will be a New Voice Teller at the upcoming National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Somewhere Down the Road: Drums - Bruce Pachtman, Piano - Phil Casey, Saxophone - Bobby Nakamoto
R&B, jazz and rock played with just the right amount of notes

Workshop Performance
April 15, 2008


  • Gigi Bisson “Adult Child of a Junkaholic Comes Home”
  • Helen Curran, “The Summoner's Tale”
  • Jean Gregory, “The Apple of Nobody’s Eye”
  • Sally Holzman “Having The Last Word”
  • Eric Larson, “Oh Boy, Oh Man”
  • Sharon Noteboom, “And the People Cheered”
  • Ann Riley, “MAGIC”
  • Kristina Yates, “Snapshots”
Music: Steve Laciak on classical guitar

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Gigi Bisson spins true stories about the flip side of life (often in outrageous costumes) -- bridging the gap between traditional oral storytelling and the new, edgier "radical participatory" culture. Originally a journalist, she has performed with the Renegade Women/Unrepentant Men storytelling troupe, Porchlight, Memoir Spool, Sierra Storytelling Festival, Flambe Lounge and as a featured artist on the main stage at Burning Man Arts Festival in Nevada.

Helen Curran is a bilingual storyteller, who started telling in France, where she usually lives. In the Bay Area she tells traditional tales in her native language, English. She still has a funny accent as she comes from a small European Island not far from France.

Jean Gregory is a retired teacher currently working part time for Patten University monitoring student teachers in the teacher credential program. She has 30 years teaching experience in inner city schools in both Chicago and Oakland.

Sally Holzman started storytelling after retiring from the work world as a means of forestalling Alzheimer’s. She’s busy recommending this cure at Senior centers, on radio, festivals and story swaps. Sally is the founder of the Contra Costa Tale Spinner, member of the improve troop Antic- Wittys and Stagebridge storytellers.

Eric Larson used to be five, then ten, then sixteen, eighteen and twenty-one. These days, he's thirty and still not too sure of anything.

Sharon Noteboom, after teaching in San Francisco for 32 years, is now pursuing her other real interests. She began telling stories in the classroom, both personal and traditional, but thinks that this is much more fun.

Ann Riley enjoys telling stories at the Asian Art Museum, for Stagebridge, and for anyone who will sit still and listen. She is hoping to gather more stories on her '09 trip to Antarctica.

Kristina Yates is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Oakland, California, a storyteller with StageBridge, world traveler, foster mom for many temporarily homeless dogs, person of Pepper the Service, and she calls herself a psychiatric survivor (she survived psychiatry). She comes from proud poor Appalachia roots and received elocution lessons at the tender age of seven.

March 25, 2008


  • Selena Polston,“Jackpot”
  • Doyle Ott,“Gone: Fishing”
  • Elaine Stanley,"Adventure in History"
  • Joshua Raoul Brody,"A Brief History Of Music, Paying Particular Attention to the Years 1966-1970, but Covering Everything Before And After”
Music (7-7:30): The 3 Sixties — Tommy, David and Susan sing the songs you know from not too long ago with guitar and fabulous 3 part harmonies.

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Joshua Raoul Brody is best known as an accompanist for improvisational theater (BATS Improv, True Fiction Magazine, Three For All), but is also a composer and sound designer (Merle "Ian Shoales Kessler", Word For Word), tango pianist (Tango No. 9), and shameless name-dropper (Tom Waits, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Nina Hagen, and Florence Henderson to name five).

Selena Polston is a social worker, social science researcher and public sector consultant who is newish to performance. Jackpot is her coming-of-age story with an emphasis on the coming. The story centers around a neurotic teenager, her sex therapist mother and a hapless boyfriend. It is too ridiculous to not be true. The piece was developed with W. Kamau Bell in San Francisco.

Doyle Ott has performed with Make A Circus, Lunatique Fantastique, Foolsfury, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and many other Bay Area theatre companies. In addition to performing, he serves as the director of the Fairyland Children's Theatre program and is on the theatre faculty at Sonoma State University. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Clown Conservatory and is a nationally recognized circus scholar.

Elaine Stanley - A Weaver of Stories for Head, Heart & Soul, has been a professional storyteller since 1994. A storyteller for all ages, and a graduate from the Dominican College Storytelling program. She delights in having fun with stories and people, and brings her gifts of story alive with her enthusiasm and energy.

February 26, 2008

Watchword Press partnership performance, curated by Liz Lisle


  • Daniel Bruno,“The Organist” By Evan Rehill
  • Laley Lippard,“Help Wanted” By Cathy Rose
  • Andy Alabran,“Up On The Roof” By Andrew Touhy
  • Jessica Kitchens,“One Infinitesimally Small Moment of Time” by Tavia Stewart
Music (7-7:30): Brandon Patton, New York-based singer/songwriter and co-star of Impact Theatre's Jukebox Stories

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Watchword Press is a nonprofit publishing house dedicated to producing, publishing, and disseminating cutting-edge literary works to a wide audience. We seek to publish emerging writers who are generally underrepresented by the larger, market-driven, commercial publishing houses. While we publish a variety of works, our main focuses are on emerging American writers and modern translations. Curator, Liz Lisle

Jessica Kitchens has been in the Bay Area for over two years, making theatre with the Shotgun Players, Elastic Future, foolsFURY, and Woman's Will. Currently, she can be seen in foolsFURY's production of "Monster in the Dark" and up next she will be performing in the world premiere of Kevin Fisher's "Monkey Room" at Magic Theatre.

Dan Bruno is an actor and musician. He is a company member with Shotgun Players, performs with Rough & Tumble, and plays drums for the best band of the decade, Six Eye Columbia. Dan also is a storyteller, working with elementary school kids through an organization called Soulshoppe.

Laley Lippard is a Bay Area director, performer, company member of foolsFURY Theater Company, and co-founder of Brave Trade Narrative. In the Bay Area, she has collaborated with A.C.T., Magic Theater, mugwumpin, Cutting Ball, Shotgun Players, TheaterWorks, Playwright's Foundation, and Z-Space Studios. Outside of the Bay Area, Lippard has worked with SITI Company, Arena Stage Company, Guthrie Theatre, Rorschach Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theater, Olney Center for the Arts, and Seaside Repertory Theater.

Andy Alabran is a writer and performer with the incredible comedy ensemble Killing My Lobster. When not lobstering he's also a company member of the Shotgun Players. Previous acting credits include: "Caucasian Chalk Circle", "The Miser", "The Death of Meyerhold", and "Mother Courage."

Tell it on Tuesday Workshop
Spring 2008

This 8-week workshop is for solo performers who have a written story in mind, whether previously performed or brand new. Designed to deepen the performer's relationship to the piece, the workshop will allow us to explore various aspects of the story using improvisation, movement, storyboard and character work. Each evening will consist of structured group and partner exercises, followed by individual time to share works-in-progress. Through our work together, participants will engage new artistic perspectives that inform and shape the story's development.

The workshop will culminate in a final performance on April 15th.

Created and facilitated by Rebecca Fisher and Bridget Frederick. For more information, please contact

We are limiting this class to 8 participants, so if you're interested, register soon!

Please contact for questions.

Cost $195
Thursdays, 7:00-10:00
February 7- April 10, 2008

*No Class March 27

Download registration form

January 29, 2008


  • Sonya Wozniak, "One Night in Alameda"
  • Leslie Beam,“Favorite Daughter”
  • Stevie Lee Saxon,“Korean Badass”
  • Enzo Lombard-Quintero,“Love, Humiliation and Karaoke”
Music (7-7:30): Music for Sight Seeing: Stix Terrif on vocals, Sal Morone on keys

A B O U T   T H E   S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Sonya Wozniak is a Bay Area writer, performer and teacher, all of which sounds more impressive than it is. She is an ardent believer in curiosity and compassion as two of the most important human values, even though those traits have led her into sticky (literally!) situations on more than one occasion.

Leslie Beam, active in the San Francisco theatre scene since 2004, wrote and performed the comedy-hit which ran for eight months in 2006. She debuted her one act play Meeting Makers Make It in September of 2007. Favorite Daughter is one of several original pieces to be included in Leslie's upcoming full-length show. Collaborators include Jayne Wenger, W. Kamau Bell and David Ford.

Stevie Lee Saxton graduated with a degree in Dramatic Arts from The University of Kansas before acting and producing short films in Austin, Texas. He is currently one of only a handful of students who has graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts with emphasis in Acting at San Francisco's Academy of Art University.

Enzo Lombard-Quintero grew up in Baltimore's Little Italy in a very musical and theatrical family. Enzo sang professionally from age 7, appeared on children's television, studied acting in London and New York City, and has been a songwriter, documentary director, and travel columnist over the past 15 years. Enzo is currently producer of SoloHouse in San Francisco.

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