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!

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Producers:
Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

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

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TELL IT ON TUESDAY ARCHIVES - 2009

December 15, 2009
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts

STORIES

  • Gene Gore, "My life as I see it" excerpt
  • Mia Paschal, Party Triptych: "You blacked out but I remember", "The Date", "A Diamond BBQ"
  • Sia Amma, “Uncle’s Children in Africa”
  • Shumit DasGupta, “Of Mice and Pants”

MUSIC: Kikelomo Adedeji performing jazz standards

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

Gene Gore has been telling stories and entertaining since she was a young child. She loved singing the blues when younger, and did a bunch of fun independent films in San Francisco.  For the last 3 years  she has been immersed in solo performance at The Marsh, also in San Francisco, working with David Ford. She will perform her full length solo piece early next year there .  She has been a nurse since 1955 and her piece explores the  impact of that training on her life- presented with poignancy and humor.

Mia Paschal is very excited to perform again with Tell It on Tuesday. She moved to SF from Milan, Italy to study acting with Ed Hooks, and also studied with David Wheeler while she was an undergraduate at Harvard and Bill Hickey at HB Studio in NYC.  She is currently part of the Performance Initiative project at the Marsh in San Francisco, which will be presented in June 2010. For more information, please visit www.miapaschal.com.

Sia Amma is out of Africa. She is a stand-up comedian, writer, dancer, and actress who is best known for making fun of African and American cultures, relationships, life experiences, sexuality and, of course, herself. Her presentations combine humor and celebration that are refreshing, honest, and very informative about the issue of female circumcision. Her newest presentation for mothers and daughters is called “What Mama Said About ‘Down There’”, for which has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer in schools in West Africa the last 5 years.

Shumit DasGupta is a public school teacher in San Francisco, and has been teaching for over 10 years. On occasion he writes, performs both spoken word and instrumental music, and plans to move his venue to his living rooms when his first baby daughter is born.



November 17, 2009
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts

Music: 7:00 PM
Stories: 7:30 PM

STORIES

  • Pidge Meade, Excerpt from "40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story"
  • Eric Larson, “The Contents of My Father's Garage”
  • Elaine Stanley, "Do Tell"
  • Bruce Pachtman, “Solo Show #2” (a short excerpt)
  • MUSIC: Bitter Mystics: Original songs spanning genres from bluegrass to folk, pop to swing. Lisa Safran, Chris Faust, Misha Safran and Liz Matthews

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

    Pidge Meade has been doing solo performance since 2007. She is currently part of the Marsh's Solo Performance Initiative, where she is working on her full length show, "40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story", in collaboration with Charlie Varon, which she will present as part of a festival of solo work at the Marsh Theatre (Valencia street in San Francisco) in June 2010. Pidge is also a professional actress, who has appeared from coast to coast in everything from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre to really bad murder mystery dinner theatre. Favorite Bay Area roles include Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls", Amalia in "She Loves Me", Celia in "As You Like It", and the title role in "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge."

    Eric Larson is a prodigal Minnesotan son who has performed his poems, stories and songs on stages from coast to coast as well as in the Czech Republic, where he exiled himself for a year in the early 2000s. Most recently, he has studied clown and mime technique with James Donlon at the Flying Actor Studio in San Francisco and has begun work on a book that introduces readers to their "inner clown" as a tool for self-transformation. Eric lives in Berkeley with a new wife, Andi, and their antique cat, Kochka. www.thestoryfarm.org

    Elaine Stanley, a "Weaver of Stories for Head, Heart and Soul", has been a working storyteller since 1994. Telling in varied venues to audiences of all ages. A graduate from the Dominican Storytelling program, she delights in having fun with stories and people.  She enhances her stories with the use of Sign Language, facial expressions, body movement and heart…bringing her gifts of story alive with her enthusiasm and energy. A member of the National Storytelling Network, the Storytelling Association of California, and works with StageBridge on numerous projects and continues to work on the Bay Area Storytelling Festival Committee for 15+ yrs.

    Bruce Pachtman credits W. Kamau Bell, Club Solo and David Ford as the creative forces behind his first solo show "don't make me look too psychotic" which ran in San Francisco, Philadelphia and LA for a combined 100 weeks. Much of the development for the piece you'll see tonight occurred in the Solo Performance Workshop (which Bruce and Kamau founded together). He recently initiated a solo performance series in San Francisco called "Solo Sundays" which features many of the Bay Area's finest actor/writers. For the past ten years he has worked as a producer/publicist.

    Bitter Mystics: Smooth and sultry vocals backed by masterful acoustic rhythm and lead guitars and violin energizing original songs spanning genres from bluegrass to folk, pop to swing. Lisa Safran (singer/songwriter and rhythm guitar), Chris Faust (lead guitar), Misha Safran (harmony diva), and Liz Matthews (violinist) www.myspace.com/bittermystics


    Stagebridge Partnership Performance
    October 27, 2009
    Julia Morgan Center for the Arts

    Music: 7:00 PM
    Stories: 7:30 PM

    STORIES

    • Terry Stokes, “Spare the Rod”
    • Susan Goldstein, “Women’s Studies”
    • Al Paltin, “Dream Makers and Dream Breakers”
    • Dana Chernack, “Sigor Ros in the House”
    • Karin Werner, “A Day in a Life”
    • Kirk Waller, “The Legend of John Henry”

    MUSIC: 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

    Terry Stokes has been telling stories as a Film Editor in Hollywood until he retired a few years ago. Having been told that he was a natural, he's been telling stories orally at swaps and workshops throughout the Bay area since moving to the bay area several years ago.

    Susan Goldstein is an enthusiastic participant in Stagebridge classes and performing arts day camp.  She is a retired college teacher of Psychology and Women's Studies who discovered storytelling as a way to have listeners without having to grade papers. Last year she told the story of “Loving vs Virginia” at TIOT.

    Al Paltin has been involved with Stagebridge for nearly a decade.  His is most interested in Vaudevilles, Musical Theater and Storytelling.  Al has been in over 50 plays, musicals, and comedies.  Al Paltin loves storytelling so much that if he’s not careful he becomes so immersed in the story that it takes him to another place and time … and if we’re lucky, we get to go too.

    Dana Chernack has been a pirate and a poet, but never a pawn or a king. He claims to have an alien ancestor (on his father's side). He has been married 40 years (to the same woman!). The Chernacks have two grown children, neither of whom has spent a day in jail! Mr. Chernack refuses to get a tattoo.

    Karin Werner began a life long love affair of stories when she got her first library card in Cody, Wyoming. Many library cards and stories later, she reaches back into memory and myth to create her own personal style.

    Kirk Waller, the Director of Storytelling Programs at Stagebridge, the nation's oldest senior theater company, teaches storytelling classes and plans storytelling events and programs throughout the local community, in schools, senior facilities, conferences and public venues.  Kirk’s passion is telling stories to anyone who will listen.  He has appeared at storytelling festivals, schools, businesses and various venues in the bay area and beyond.


    September 29, 2009

    STORIES

    • Lauren Crux, “Dinosaurs & Haircuts” (excerpt)
    • David A. Moss, “Cracked Clown”
    • Maryclare McCauley, “Tuna Surprise”
    • Jeff Byers “Two Roads Diverged...”

    MUSIC: The Western Whistleblowers: Guitar & Vocals - Aaron Thomas, Violin & Vocals - Ashley Schaeffer, Accordian & Vocals - Zack Christensen, Bass & Vocals - Jamie Christensen

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

    Lauren Crux travels the boundaries between story-telling, the monologue, and performance art. Known primarily as a solo performer, she also co-creates community based collaborative performance projects. Santa Cruz is home, but she hails from Vancouver, Canada. She is just returned from a month residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts in Ireland.

    David A. Moss just completed the season at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, where he appeared as Casca in Julius Caesar and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s  Dream and is thrilled to be back at TIOT.

    Maryclare McCauley will tell a personal story that takes a closer look at the similarities between birth and death, animals and humans, and tuna casserole and cat food. While witnessing a pet give birth may not be a life changing event, see how it could be a life accelerating lesson. Maryclare enjoys writing stories for children and adults.

    Jeff Byers has delighted audiences with personal and traditional stories at the San Francisco Theater Festival, The Magic Theater, the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, KPFA, and Tell It On Tuesday. He has told stories in classrooms from elementary school to graduate school, and has been the featured teller at story gatherings throughout the Bay Area. He is a board member of the Storytelling Association of California.


    TELL IT ON TUESDAY WORKSHOP

    Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    September 16 - November 11, 2009

    This 9-week workshop is for individuals interested in developing a 15-20 minute solo performance piece for the stage. Recommended for performers of all levels of experience – whether you've never been on stage before or have a long history of acting and performing. Class time consists of exercises designed to explore character, setting, voice and movement, and individual working time, facilitated by Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher. Culminates in a final performance on the Julia Morgan Stage on Monday, November 16. Cost $250.

    For questions:
    Please contact Rebecca Fisher: rebfish@pacbell.net

    To Register:
    Download application.


    August 25, 2009

    STORIES
    • Kikeloma Adedeji, “Luscious! In Love at Last”
    • Victoria Doggett, “I Prefer Fur”
    • Paul Sussman, "True Enough"
    • Ann Riley, “Macha's Curse”

    MUSIC: Joshua Raoul Brody on Piano

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

    Kikelomo Adedeji has been writing and performing her own solo plays in the Bay area for over 15 years. She is an actor, singer, writer, acting coach and solo performance director. This is her first cabaret solo play.

    Victoria Doggett has been doing solo performance in the Bay Area since 1992, with a sizeable gap that ended, fortunately, three years ago. Typically, her work is a distortion of her own life experience ("Kiss My Booth," performed at the 2007 SF Fringe Festival was inspired by her time as an exhibitor during fancy food shows). While the kitty in the postcard photo is actually her own cat, Angelo, this piece is a rare departure into the world of fiction, with accordion accompaniment. I Prefer Fur will be performed in its entirety during the SF Fringe festival this September!  For info please go to www.sffringe.org

    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 amidst the puzzling evidence.

    Ann Riley first started telling stories as a kid to try and stay out of trouble. That grew into telling stories about historical figures to her class as a school teacher. Now she tells at the Asian Art Museum, for Stagebridge, and in libraries. She is on the board of the Storytelling Association of California.


    SUMMER AUDITION

    Saturday, August 22 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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

    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: bridget.frederick@gmail.com


    SF Theater Festival  www.sftheaterfestival.org.
    Sunday, July 26, 2009

    STORIES
    • Sigal Shoham, “Dr.Amelia's Medicine Show”
    • Neshama Franklin, "The Hippy Dance of Love"
    • Dave Pokorny, "Based On A True Story"
    • Jeanne Haynes, "New York! New York!"  - Segment from "The Stove Is White"
    • Carolyn Doyle, "Good Grief: Confessions of a Peanuts Junkie"

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

    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.

    Neshama Franklin, a young mother, dancer, and quasi-hippie signed up during the Summer of Love to help show tourists real hippies in full flower.  As she lived to tell the tale, She’s been telling stories for two decades, still dance, work in a library and read omnivorously, and has a radio show in West Marin.

    Dave Pokorny made his living as a stand-up comic for over a decade, traveling all over the country opening up for such talents as Ellen DeGeneres and Jim Carrey.  After his first daughter was born he decided that life on the road  was no way to raise a family, so he left the business.  13 macaroni & cheese filled years later he's back to tell his story. 

    Teller and teacher Jeanne Haynes' venues include The Marsh, ODC Theater and Noh Space at Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco; Julia Morgan Theatre and Ashby Stage in Berkeley, Bay Area Storytelling Festival, regional Telebrations, KPFA FM Berkeley Public Radio and schools throughout the Bay Area.  She teaches weekly adult storytelling classes at Stagebridge, Oakland, and conducts senior workshops.  As an artist in residence she has taught the art of storytelling to some 2000 students in 17+ Bay Area schools.

    As a writer / solo performer, Carolyn Doyle has performed 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.


    June 30, 2009
    Tell it on Tuesday
    4th Anniversary Performance

    STORIES
    • Liz Nichols, Excerpt from “LOST & FOUND”
    • Ruth Halpern, “Waltz me once again round the dance floor”
    • Tim Ereneta, “Fie, foh, and fum”
    • David Jacobson, Excerpt from “Theme Park”

    MUSIC:
    The InTones performing "unplugged" (Starring Wayne Harris, Mark Kenward and others)

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

    Liz Nichols got lost in the 398 section of the public library at age of ten, and hasn't found her way out yet. With a background in teaching, training and cross-cultural education, she has been active in the local storytelling community as Storytelling Director at Stagebridge, and has served as a member of the storytelling corps of the Asian Art Museum, the board of the Storytelling Association of California, and the Bay Area Storytelling Festival planning committee. "Lost & Found" is her first full-length piece.

    Ruth Halpern has been telling and writing stories for over 25 yrs., and dancing since she could walk. this story grows out of her years in the Cajun Zydeco dance scene.

    Storyteller Tim Ereneta of Berkeley enjoys sharing forgotten fairy tales and re-imaging familiar ones with adult audiences at Fringe Festivals, house concerts, storytelling events, and stages like this one. Past performing credits include the mainstage company of BATS Improv and a singing paleontologist at Lawrence Hall of Science.

    David Jacobson is a San Francisco-based writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, Fortune, Business 2.0 and Details. He's the author of Get Met Out of Here! Exit Strategies for All Occasions and the forthcoming How To Be Famous. This piece is part of a larger landscape being watered and weeded by Charlie Varon at The Marsh and by the Wool Street Gang of solo performers.


    May 26, 2009

    STORIES

    • Kenny Yun, "Lettucetown Lies"
    • Lambeth Sterling, Excerpt from “Love and Sex in the Spin Cycle”
    • Violet Juno, “Idioglossia and Other Daring Feats of Language"
    • Angela Neff, Excerpt from “Picnics at the Asylum”

    MUSIC:
    Daniel Ari, Accordion


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

    Kenny Yun barely survived his teenhood in Lettucetown. Scarred by reruns of Dynasty. Thanks to his friends. Come see his full length show at The Marsh weekends in June. For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org

    Lambeth Sterling previews portions of "Love and Sex in the Spin Cycle."  A super size load of arduous affairs, Bible belt babble and classic cult confusion, also to appear in full at the Marsh, June 3rd.  Lambeth has studied with Bay Area's best -- David Ford, Charlie Varon, Nina Wise and Amy Muehler

    Since 1990, Violet Juno has performed and exhibited her multi-media work at over 70 theaters and exhibition spaces in 30 cities in the United States, Canada and Scotland. Venues include Highways in Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art and PS122 in New York and Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Juno’s storytelling is often multi-sensory incorporating the use of kinetic and fragrant props, soundscapes, flamboyant costumes, live video projection, and an unique form of cognitive mapping. This new work explores the intriguing dynamic between language and language(less)ness including Juno’s experience with idioglossia--or twin language.

    Angela Neff has performed her original works at The Marsh; The Exit Theater’s Thursday Night Combo; and with the beloved Wool Street Gang. Her current piece “Picnics at the Asylum” tells about growing up with her father, as he goes from being the funniest Dad in Silicon Valley, to the funniest street person on San Jose’s Skid Row. It can be seen in it’s entirety on Wednesday, July 8th at The Marsh Theater as part of their Rising Series.


    April 28, 2009

    STORIES
    • Joe Dunn, “Reasons” 
    • Andy Robbins, “Our Starting Point is Not Our Destiny"
    • debra netkin “ROY VEY
    • Miriam Mills, “Blueberry Cream Pie; Why I Can't Play Volleyball; White Flowers”

    MUSIC:
    Cover Girl Strings: Patti Weiss, Marcella Schantz and Catherine Matovich: Playing popular tunes like you've never heard them before (but will want to hear again).


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

    Joe Dunn has written (under the expert guidance of Charlie Varon) and performed three one-man shows at the Marsh:  "1984/Loss", "Home/Darkness" and a couple of versions of "Reasons", which remains a work in progress.   All three shows attempt to mix politics with the personal, without completely losing a sense of humor.   Many years ago Joe was a member of the seminal improv group Freefall.

    Andy hardly spoke till the age of fifteen, when he left home. He hasn't shut up since. His life has always unfolded as rich stories, which he loves to share. He has performed at The Marsh, in San Francisco, under the guidance of David Ford.

    debra netkin (mzdebra) has been writing and performing solo pieces in the san francisco bay area over the past few years. Her other works include: childhood mammaries, from A to B,  getting it right, sextile to pluto, wandering jewish, and tuna on rye. She also performs solo 180 days a year in front of her first graders.

    Miriam Mills tells folk tales and myths to children as a part of the Asian Art Museum storytelling program.  Tonight she will debut three new personal stories. Being a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is very important to her, and she is the 2008 National Big Sister of the Year. Family and friends are what brings light to her life!


    Tell it on Tuesday Workshop Performance
    Monday, April 27, 2009

    This evening features new work from our Spring 2009 Workshop participants. 

     Daniel Ari * Kayla Sussell * Jeanne Lupton * Kathleen Denny * Scott Blitch

    Where: Julie Morgan Center for the Arts
    When:  Music at 7:00 / Stories at 7:30

     


    March 31, 2009
    Tell it on Tuesday

    STORIES

    • Leta Bushyhead, “Shoes”
    • Neshama Franklin, “Imelda of Bolinas”
    • Wayne Harris, Excerpts from "MORNING"
    • Mark Kenward, “Nantucket, Part One”

    MUSIC:
    Rob Reich, accordion, http://www.robreich.com/


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

    Leta Bushyhead has always maintained that stories saved her life. In the belief that someone else might need stories just as much, she’s a regular storyteller at the Asian Art Museum.

    Neshama Franklin has been telling stories for two decades. The library where she still works invited her to be a storytelling witch at Halloween and from that exhilarating experience, she found her true calling.  She also has a radio show in West Marin where she reads whatever has seized her fancy--and she reads omnivorously.

    Wayne Harris is currently the Transportation Coordinator for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and has worked in the school bus industry for over 25 years working throughout California and Canada. In his "other life" Wayne is a writer-actor-solo performer with 3 produced plays to his credit,  "Mother's Milk", which enjoyed a lengthy run at the Marsh Theater, the highly aclaimed "Train Stories" named as one of the best plays of 2003 by The Guardian newspaper and his recent project "The May Day Parade"  just finishing an 11 week run in San Francisco. His latest play "Morning" is about the school bus industry. www.waynethestoryteller.com

    Mark Kenward is an eighteen-year solo performance veteran.  His work includes four autobiographical shows, an acclaimed one-man adaptation of Moby-Dick, and a commissioned monologue about California's oldest family-owned winery.  He has performed his work in over thirty cities throughout North America including several runs at The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco.  His website is markkenward.com


    February 17, 2009
    Tell it on Tuesday / Watchword Partnership

    STORYTELLERS

    • Marissa Keltie in “Letters to Annie Ernaux” by Brenda Liebling-Goldberg
    • Ryan O'Donnell in"Jock Stock", by Danny Thanh Nguyen
    • Jarrod Quon in “Thomas Killing His Brother” by David William Hill
    • Casi Maggio in “The Auditorium” by diana senechal

    Music:
    Tango No. 9 -- Catharine Clune, Isabel Douglass, and Joshua Raoul Brody
    Classic tango standards, tango Nuevo, and contemporary compositions with a tango flavor.


    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

    Marissa Keltie graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre Arts-Acting Option from CSUH, where she performed internationally as Viola in Twelfth Night for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She has worked in various Bay Area theatres including Impact Theatre, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Playhouse, Northbay Shakespeare, TheatreWorks, and Magic Theatre.  She can currently be seen as Helena in Impact Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Ryan O'Donnell is an actor who has performed in Chicago, New York, and all over the Bay Area.  He is a member of both Shotgun Players and foolsFury Theatre Company, and was seen at Shotgun most recently in Ubu for President.  He also teaches acting with Berkeley Rep, and holds an MFA from DePaul.  He is currently performing in Rabbit Hole with Town Hall Theatre.

    Jarrod Quon has worked around the bay area for the past three years. He has worked with the Berkeley Opera, Shotgun Players, and 42nd St Moon. Most recently he was seen as Donalbain and Young Siward in Shotgun Players' "MacBeth"and will be performing in Porchlight Theater's "Three Sisters"

    Casi Maggio is pleased to be joining this production. Casi graduated from Cal State East Bay with a BA in Theatre Arts. After CSUEB, she completed the 2 year conservatory program with PCPA. She performed internationally with CSUEB as Olivia in Twelfth Night at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Casi has performed with, The Willows (Annie-Evil Dead the Musical), Impact Theatre (Bottom-Midsummer Nights Dream), Shotgun Players (Princess Buggerlas-Ubu For President), 42nd Street Moon, Active Arts, Berkeley Playhouse, Ohlone Summerfest, PCPA Theatrefest, TheatreWorks and Theatre Rhino.

    Tango No. 9 -- Catharine Clune on violin, Isabel Douglass on accordion and bandoneon, and Joshua Raoul Brody on piano playing classic tango standards, tango Nuevo by Astor Piazzolla, and contemporary compositions with a tango flavor.


    January 27, 2009

    STORYTELLERS

    • Michael Brown, “A Tale From Another Time”
    • Catherine Goerz, “The Light That Never Goes Out”
    • Jeanne Haynes, “The Stove Is White - Part IV”
    • Ruth Fraser, “The Finer Points of Needlework”

    Music:
    Stuart Rosh, Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica


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

    Michael Brown has been creating and performing original theater since the mid-Sixties, first in street theater in New York, followed by The Moving Men Theater Company in Berkeley.  In the last ten years he has written and produced several full-length plays, including his current solo show, Memories and Dreams of the Twentieth Century: stories and a couple of songs, which just received a CA$H Grant award from Theatre Bay Area for expanded performances.

    Catherine Goerz is a San Francisco-based writer and solo performer.She has been dressing up in outlandish costumes, speaking in strange accents and conducting social experiments since she was a little girl in New Jersey.Catherine has studied with Christine McHugh and Ann Randolph and is currently developing a new show under the guidance of Charlie Varon.She has performed at the Marsh Theater, in the Thursday Night Combo at EXIT Theater, and at the Noh Space at Theater of Yugen.

    Jeanne Haynes, inspired by a Stagebridge storytelling seminar 12 years ago, abandoned her media consulting career of 30+ years to become a full time storyteller, Bay Area schools artist in residence, and teacher of Stagebridge’s adult classes. Originally created with David Ford at The Marsh, “The Stove” is a personal story about crossing the racial divide.  Now in its 4th year in the making, Haynes says, "My motivation to further develop this piece increases with each performance."  (if room please add:   jhaynestory@sbcglobal.net

    Born into a household rich in language, literature and oral history is it any wonder Ruth Fraser became a storyteller!   For 12 years she has told stories of wit and wisdom from around the world and her own adventurous life, sharing them in gatherings large and small, including parties, conferences and the Asian Art Museum.   Offering workshops and coaching she shows others that they too have stories to offer the world.

    Stuart Rosh, (Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica) tells stories and happens to set them to music.  Elements of blues, r&b, jazz, and swing provide the backdrop to tales of grown men and women grappling with love, children, politics, and a funny and tragic world that sometimes just plain doesn't make sense.


     






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



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