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.

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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 - 2011

December 13, 2011

STORIES

  • Lydia Hadfield , “What Are You Making?”
  • Jeanne Haynes, “My Daddy’s Story – Making a Name for Himself at Age 8”
  • Michael Katz, “Belong”
  • Enzo Lombard, “Love Humiliation & Karaoke”

MUSIC: Stuart Rosh, vocals, guitar and harmonica

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

Stuart Rosh sings slice of life songs that harken back to the days when songwriters all spoke Yiddish (or tried to), men knew how to dress, and every lady of bearing proudly owned at least one pearl necklace.  He's recorded four CDs (some of which contain infernal rock and roll), is working on a fifth, has written two books, and is finishing up a novel.

Lydia Hadfield is a writer and performer with a penchant for satire. She got her start playing a ventriloquist's dummy in a variety show, and now no one can shut her up. Lydia is currently developing her next solo work, Eye of the Storm, a weather report about a town that has been trapped inside the eye of a storm for days, weeks, months...maybe even years. 

Jeanne Haynes commemorates her 15th year with Stagebridge and - if he were still living - her Father’s 100th December birthday with “My Daddy’s Story – Making a Name for Himself at Age 8.” A holiday memory with snow falling on the tough streets of East Toledo, Ohio, a boy confronts his proud German heritage and the neighborhood bully “Snot Nose Rumsy.” Teaching storytelling is Haynes’ joy thus far with 200+ adults in Stagebridge classes and 3,000 school students. jhaynestory@sbcglobal.net.

Storyteller Michael Katz has been performing for over 20 years throughout the U.S.  He was a featured performer at the openings of both the Getty Center and the Disney Concert Hall.  His radio show Katz Pajamas has been on the air since 1984, and can be heard Saturday mornings streaming live at NPR station KCBX.org.  His CD of stories "Far Away and Close to Home" received a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award in 2005.

Enzo Lombard had everything. Manhattan apartment, 11% body fat, boyfriend who adored him. In a few weeks it would all be gone. But a beauty appointment in Little Ukraine leads to a series of events that changes everything forever.


November 15, 2011

STORIES

  • Tyrone Johnson, "Tyrone "ShortLeg" Johnson and Some White Boys"
  • Erica Lann-Clark, “The Goats Know the Way”
  • Maria Grazia Affinito, “In Italy”

MUSIC: The Intones: Rick Goodwin, Jeremy Goodwin, Steve Ekstrand, Terry True, Richard Trafford-Owens and Megan Armstrong

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

Tyrone Johnson started his performing career teaming up with a one-leg tap dancer at honky tonks in Texas in the early 30s. After a brief stay at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, "Shortleg" (as he is known by friend and foe) started a promising career in the blues / folk genre until an unfortunate incident at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival caused him to lose favor amongst promoters. Tyrone "ShortLeg" Johnson kicked around the Oaklnad blues scene for awhile after that and there is some vintage TV footage of him perfroming on a local teen dance show, however, no other recordings or film are available. He was thought to be dead until he was seen fronting a Sammy Davis Jr. tribute band in the summer of 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (Cast: Tyrone Johnson, Steve Ekstrand, Rick Goodwin, Jeremy Goodwin,Richard Trafford-Owen and Terry True. Director:  Mark Kenward)

Storyteller, playwright, solo performer, Erica Lann-Clark lives in a house with a garden full of wild birds, including a band of orioles. She loves to work at the crossroad where the story meets the listener. She's worked from coast to coast and overseas; told tales at major festivals like National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and Talk Story Festival in Honolulu; led workshops for conferences, corporations, congregations; AND her recent solo, "Shopping for God," ran to critical acclaim at the  Marsh Theater in San Francisco and  Berkeley. . . . whew.

Maria Grazia Affinito is a local equity actress. She has performed with various companies in the Bay Area and in several independent films.   A sampling of her stage credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SF Shakespeare Festival), Ana in Displaced (Marin Theater Company), and Nancy in Gaslight (California Conservatory Theater).  In Italy was developed with David Ford at The Marsh.  You can see her next at Solo Sundays, Stage Werx Theatre, on March 25, 2011.  


October 25, 2011

STORIES

  • Inbal Kashtan, “Explain Again”
  • Dana Sherry, “Peter the Great and The Hungry Dream”
  • Edward Hamilton, “When did we grow old?”
  • Marian Ferrante, “Sweet Betsy From Pike”
  • Linda Wright, “The Yellow Bowl”

MUSIC: Perry Dexter and friends

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

Inbal Kashtan is trying to live her dreams for as long as she can. Telling stories is one of them. A google search yields links to prior dreams aimed for: a world where everyone matters and people have the skills for making peace. Her family is an ongoing dream come true.

Dana Sherry was once a respectable historian of Russia. Then, she turned to a life of storytelling, where she crafts stories that transform historical events into tales of wonder and horror. She also tells traditional and original fairy tales to young audiences.

From sharecropper to college professor, Edward Hamilton has had a fascinating career cooking for everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and royalty to homeless people. Since retiring from his position as Chair of the City College of San Francisco?s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Department three years ago, he’s found a new creative passion, storytelling. He weaves his life experiences spanning seven decades into touching tales.

Marian Ferrante used storytelling techniques in her speech pathology work for years before she got up regularly to tell before audiences of all ages. In 1983 she helped start Antioch's Delta Wordweavers Story Swap which today continues to present a variety of programs throughout the community. Currently Marian is on the SAC Board, runs TimeSlips sessions, and is a Master Storyteller for Storybridge. Being a 3rd generation Californian is a hint of why she carries a passion for its stories.

An Oakland native, Linda Wright is a UCB graduate who works at two elementary schools as a Second Step guidance teacher. A Wife and mother of 3 (two in college and one in high school). She leads assemblies on African American history and tells tales from around the world.


September 27, 2011

STORIES

  • Miriam Mills, "It Takes a Lot to Shock an Old Girl"
  • Sharon Eberhardt, “Second-Hand Muse” (excerpt)
  • Victoria Doggett, “Phantom Limb”
  • Michael Brown, “Memories and Dreams of the Twentieth Century” (excerpt)

MUSIC: Jeremy Rourke & Vanessa VerLee, Guitars & Vocals
Lyrically rich songs, many sung over original stop motion animated videos

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

Jeremy Rourke & Vanessa VerLee, married on stage and off, have been active in the Bay Area music scene for over a decade. Just this summer, the SFWeekly named Jeremy the "Best Musician/Animator in SF", and  Vanessa produced and played in all day Women's Music festival for over 500 people. They will share their story rich songs, many played along with Jeremy's stop-motion animated videos. www.jeremyrourke.com www.vanessaverlee.com

Miriam Mills is grateful to have a husband who tells her:  "Never let the truth interfere with a good story."  Miriam is surprised she takes the stage because sometimes she has to take 3 Pepto Bismol and 3 Advil before she does.  Most often, Miriam can be heard telling stories to visitors of all ages at the Asian Art Museum.

Sharon Eberhardt performed her play, Savage Arts, at Fringe Festivals in Regina, Saskatchewan and London Ontario, and at The Marsh, San Francisco.  Her plays have been performed by other people at The Shee Theatre, San Francisco, Playground and Best of Playground, SF, And How!, New Georges and Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC. Second-Hand Muse is a work in progress.  

Victoria Doggett has been writing and performing in the Bay Area since 1992.  She performed "Phantom Limb," as part of the Fresno Rogue Festival last March. If you would like to see her full length piece, she will be performing at Exit Theatre on October 28th and 29th. She has worked collaboratively with The Wool Street Gang (David Caggiano,  David Jacobson, Pidge Meade, Angela Neff, and Mary Samson), for the past four years, and has developed pieces with David Ford since the beginning. Phantom Limb was directed by Mark Kenward.

Michael Brown has created and performed original theater since the mid-Sixties, first in street theater in New York and New England, followed by the critically acclaimed Moving Men Theater Company of Berkeley.  In recent years his work has had staged readings at the Magic Theater and he has written and performed in several full-length productions including his current solo show Memories and Dreams of the Twentieth Century which received a CA$H Grant Award from Theater Bay Area.


August 30, 2011

STORIES

  • Safiya Martinez, “So You Can Hear Me”
  • Angela Neff, “Another Picnic at the Asylum”
  • Paolo Sambrano, “I Get Wet”
  • Kurt Bodden "Steve Seabrook: Better Than You"

MUSIC: Rob Reich - Accordion music from around the world, and beyond.

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

Rob Reich is an acclaimed accordionist, pianist, and composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A talented instrumentalist and an inventive composer, Rob is steeped in many traditions.  In addition to being a versatile solo performer, Rob can be heard playing with many top notch ensembles. He is a member of Tin Hat, Gaucho and The Nice Guy Trio, and freelances with many other Bay Area bands.

Safiya Martinez is a poet, actress, playwright and educator from New York City. Her poetry has been published in Generations Literary Magazine. Safiya has shown excepts of So You Can Hear Me as part of the Marsh Mondays, and Tell it on Tuesday performance series at the Marsh in Berkeley. This is her first foray into solo performance work. 

Angela Neff has performed in various cities in the western United States and is honored to have toured "Picnics" in the 2010 Phoenix, DC and Hollywood fringe festivals. Another Picnic at the Asylum was developed in San Francisco with playwright/director David Ford and directed by Mark Kenward and is her second play. It can be seen  LOCALLY in its entirety in the San Francisco Fringe Festival this September 7-17th. www.angelaneff.com

Paolo Sambrano is a goddamn solo performer and purveyor of fine dried beef. Paolo's debut solo show, 'Bi-Poseur' played to sold-out houses in the SF Bay Area and was featured in the SF Weekly and SF Chronicle. 'I Get Wet,' his newest piece in progress debuted in Baltimore, MA as part of the Fitbloggin' conference. Paolo has also spoke at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference.

Kurt Bodden has performed improv at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a talk show and literary events, done standup for Harvard alumni and rednecks, and done solo work at the Marsh.  Recently he's been delving into physical theater (mask, mime, clowning, and ensemble work) with Flying Actor Studio and FoolsFURY.  Tonight’s piece is a preview of a full-length show he'll present September 9-17 at the SF Fringe Festival.  See kurtbodden.com.


** We're celebrating TWO anniversaries this year! **

June is our 6-year anniversary of Tell it on Tuesday and August is our 1-year anniversary of hosting the series at The Marsh Berkeley.

We've decided to combine celebrations this year and have one big celebration in August. Stay tuned for more details!


TIOT AUDITION

Sunday, August 28 * 10am-12pm

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.

What to bring: A Friend - to encourage a sense of support and increase the audience size.

How to sign up: email rebfish@pacbell.net
(you must be available 10am-12pm)


July 26, 2011

STORIES

  • Kirk Waller, "Shasta Creek"
  • Laura Wiley, "Panic!” (An Excerpt)
  • Keith Bowers, “dummy: the story of the biggest error I ever made”
  • Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, "Desperate Vegetarians in Georgia"

MUSIC: The California Poppies: Foresta Sieck-Hill and Sarah Domenico, guitar, egg shaker, harmonica, and vocals

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

Kirk Waller summons all of his God-given talents and fuses them together - spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience. He performs throughout the Bay Area and the United States. This fall he is slated to tell at the National Storytelling Festival for the first time in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Laura Wiley has studied solo performance at the SF Marsh.  Four people affiliated with the Marsh helped her put this piece together from start to finish--Ann Randolph, Mark Kenward, David Ford and Rebecca Fisher--and she is very grateful to them.  In addition to writing and acting, Laura sings, plays the flute, and paints.

Keith Bowers is arts and culture editor for SF Weekly. He is a veteran journalist, lifelong visual artist, and occasional performer. His most recent exhibit of photographs and junk sculpture was titled "Art of Death / Art of Life" at the Actual Cafe in Oakland. He co-founded an East Bay artist group known as ARTSEM. He had a brief but extremely memorable experience performing in an alternative film.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a San Francisco-based stand-up comedienne, storyteller, television host, business consultant, and ubergeek. Before starting in the business of “show,” she taught “Charm School” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she graduated (twice). She’s traveled to Cuba as a researcher, worked as a venture capitalist, and taught public speaking in Kathmandu, Nepal. She was the host of the emmy-winning “High School Quiz Show,” on PBS’s WGBH, which premiered March 22, 2010. www.dhayacomedy.com

The California Poppies consist of two native California girls, Foresta Sieck-Hill and Sarah Domenico. Their inspired harmonic reinterpretation of old-timey, trail-o-tears classics combined with melancholy originals gently yet playfully lull one through a musical moment, as a path lined with their namesake just might.


June 28, 2011

STORIES

  • Ron Jones, “3 short stories about a gift, a talking bra, and being a grandfather”
  • Paul Sussman, "Shelfspace" (excerpt)  
  • Margery Kreitman, “Payday at Pukalani”
  • Judi Le, "So, What Are You?" (excerpt)

MUSIC: Perry Dexter and Richard Rosen, Poems and songs from "Alphabetizoo"

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

Ron Jones tells stories about growing up in San Francisco. He enjoys gardening, paddling on the bay, and coaching his granddaughters basketball team. Ron is the author of award winning books and plays.  see   ronjoneswriter.com  

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.

Margery Kreitman is a playwright and solo performance artist. She has performed her work at many Bay Area venues, including The Marsh, The Magic, The Plush Room, Theater Rhino, Exit Theater, and Venue 9.  Her full-length comedies, one acts, and sketch shows have been produced in SF,  LA  and New York. She has taught Theater Arts at ACT's Young Conservatory, The Academy of Art, The New Conservatory Theater, and privately for adults 

Judi Le set out to write a book about her family's journey to America before the fall of Saigon. By a twist of fate, ended up writing her first one-woman show, “So, What Are You?” which was performed at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood.  She’s looking forward to sharing her story in San Francisco.

Perry Dexter spent 9 years playing clubs across the US and Canada. For three of those he made it home for only nine days! Now settled in CA, he chants and plays for yoga classes in the Bay Area. Perry is now transforming some of the incredibly wonderful poems of Richard Rosen's book "AlphabetiZoo" into song.

Richard Rosen wrote the first AlphabetiZoo poem way back in 1979, but didn't officially open the A-Zoo gates until 2010. He's the director of the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, and has written three books on yoga, with a fourth one on the way.


May 31, 2011

STORIES

  • Mark Kenward, “Nantucket” (excerpt)
  • Daniel Ari "I knew a woman"
  • Violet Juno, “Impossible Things”  
  • Marijo, “Hair: A Noir-ish Dilemma Tale”

MUSIC: Megha/Tom deLackner, piano improvisation

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

Mark Kenward has written seven one-man shows.  He has performed his work in over 30 cities, including 4 mainstage runs at The Marsh.  He has also directed several one-person shows.  Tonight he will perform an excerpt from his autobiographical novel about growing up on Nantucket Island.  Tonight's excerpt is directed by Rebecca Fisher.  For more info: www.markkenward.com

Daniel Ari writes poems, fiction, music and marketing copy; performs poetry, music, and the kinds of things you’re seeing tonight; and leads workshops in poetry, theater and improvisation. He lives in Richmond with his wife and daughter.

Violet Juno creates interdisciplinary performance often combining storytelling with kinetic and fragrant props, soundscapes, movement, flamboyant costumes, live video projection or an unique form of cognitive mapping.  Her goal is to create a multi-sensory experience so that the artwork is not just what is happening on stage but what audience members conjure in their minds of the various strands to take with them when they leave.  Juno has performed and exhibited at over 70 theaters in 30 cities in the United States, Canada and Scotland.  Venues include PS122, PS1, and Museum of Modern Art in New York, Highways and LACE in Los Angeles, and Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. 

Marijo is an actor, storyteller, arts educator, and writer, and has performed at festivals, libraries, schools, theatres,  concerts, corporate conferences, birthing rooms…and funerals! She has performed for CAC’s “Governor's Conference on Arts-In-Education”; NSN/Exchange Place in Jonesborough TN; Sierra Storytelling Festival; Rhode Island Black Storytelling Festival;  LA.Storytelling Festival; has toured London, Germany, and Zimbabwe. A ‘Truth-Teller’ and ‘History-Keeper’, she most often uses humor in her writing and performing, while showing the importance of personal and community values as a bridge towards cultural pride and understanding.

Megha/Tom deLackner, after studying the basics of harmony and composition at Pomona College, eventually started exploring the keyboard independent of theory, at first haphazardly and only in the last dozen years achieving a sound worth listening to, weaving common songs into a tapestry of meditative music.


April 26, 2011

STORIES

  • Karim Scarlata, “Born Into This”
  • Ruth Fraser, "A great man and a great story"
  • Kurt Bodden, "Steve Seabrook: Better than You"
  • Cara Lazarus, “Wanda's Magical Garden”

MUSIC: Kaitlin McGaw and the Mr. Right Nows: Bluesy, Soulful Singer-Songwriter, Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Violin/Saxophone

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

Karim Scarlata is a playwright and filmmaker. His work has been performed by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, published in numerous literary journals and played at film festivals throughout the United States. He plays the role of an American immigration attorney on the Filipino television show Pusong Pinoy. He has worked with David Ford and Charlie Varon on this solo performance piece.

Born into a household rich in language, literature and oral history is it any wonder Ruth Fraser became a storyteller! For 14 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. www.mellowstory.com

Kurt Bodden has performed improv at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a talk show and literary events, done standup for Harvard alumni and rednecks, done solo work at the Marsh, and acted in normal plays.  Recently he’s been studying physical theater (mask, mime, clowning) at Flying Actor Studio in San Francisco.  Tonight’s piece is a preview of a full-length show he’ll present in September at the SF Fringe Festival.

Cara Lazarus, playwright and actor, is working on “Wanda's Magical Garden” with David Ford at The Marsh. A love story populated with talking animals, witchery, potions, and charms, the action takes place in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland as seen through the antics of a lesbian couple and their son, Jack. Jack, an ambitious muralist, strives to become a recognized muralist and also impress Angie, the unrequited love of his life. Cara also performs stand-up comedy and improvisation. 

Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Pop Rock, Children's music; stalwart fans of these genres would have trouble finding much crossover or similarities between them, but Oakland-based singer songwriter Kaitlin McGaw does them all. Receiving comparisons to Sara Bareilles, Carole King, and Liz Phair, McGaw has a gift for finding herself in prestigious company and collaborations. Her newest project, Kaitlin McGaw and the Mr. Right Nows is showcasing her vocal and piano abilities in a bluesy pop rock outfit all over the Bay Area. www.kaitlinmcgaw.com


March 29, 2011

STORIES

  • Jeff Byers, “Their Double Bed”
  • Safiya Martinez, "So You Can Hear Me"
  • Annette Roman "Hitler's Li'l Abomination" (Excerpt)
  • David Kleinberg, "Straighten Up and Fly Right,” (excerpt from "The Voice")

MUSIC: Joshua Raoul Brody, pre-show ivory-tinkling

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

David Kleinberg is a comedian who has performed with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad and Richard Lewis. He was also the editor of the Sunday Datebook for 14 years during a 34-year newspaper career at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has worked on “The Voice” at the Marsh Theater with David Ford, Ann Randolph and Mark Kenward for the last two years. The full piece will be present at the Marsh San Francisco on May 10.

Jeff Byers tells stories at the Asian Art Museum, in classrooms from first grade to UC Berkeley graduate programs, and in various performance venues, including the San Francisco Theater Festival, The Magic Theatre, the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Ashby Stage, and Tell It On Tuesday. He is a board member of the Storytelling Association of California.

Safiya Martinez is a poet, playwright and performer and MFA student at San Francisco State University. She has been featured at the Nuyorican Poets' Café in New York City, and is a principal member of Girlstory, and inter-generational performing and writing collective. Safiya's poetry has been included in Generations Literary Magazine, and is currently at work on a one-woman show about teaching high school in New York City.

Annette Roman is the author of the graphic novel 1 World Manga: Passages, a comic book about issues facing the developing world. Her performance history includes two Monday Night Marsh evenings at The Marsh Theater, San Francisco, and the role of Narrator in a high school production of Kafka's "Josephine the Mouse Singer." The latter may explain a lot. Annette's father is a Hungarian Jewish Holocaust Survivor and her mother was in the Hitler Youth. Annette's one-woman show entitled "Hitler's Li'l Abomination" is a story of strife and reconciliation-not necessarily in that order. Developed with David Ford.

Joshua Raoul Brody: When asked to describe himself in one word, Mr. Brody replies "Unable to follow instructions." www.jraoul.org


February 22, 2011

STORIES

  • Ericka Lutz, “A Widow's To-Do List” (excerpt)
  • Howard Petrick, “Rambo: The Missing Years” (excerpt)
  • Libby Skala, “Lilia!”
  • Leo Petropoulos, "Growing up Greek in America, a precursor to mental illness."

MUSIC: Jeff England, acoustic and electric guitar

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

Ericka Lutz, performer and author, has performed solo at Solo Sundays, City Solo, Words First, the San Francisco Theater Festival, Solohouse, and the SPW Theater Festival. A writer as well as a performer, she is a member of The Guild, the Solo Performance Workshop's development lab. For more information on her full-length show, A Widow's To-Do List, please visit http://erickalutz.com

Howard Petrick has studied with David Ford, Ann Randolph, James Donlon, and Leonard Pitt.  He has performed at The Monday Night Marsh, Tell It On Tuesday, FronteraFest 2009/2010/2011, in Austin, Texas; Words First, City Solo, San Francisco Theater Festival, Solo Sundays, Boulder Fringe Festival, and Chicago Fringe Festival. Rambo: The Missing Years was developed with David Ford and is directed by Mark Kenward .

Libby Skala is infinitely grateful to improvisation teacher Gary Austin (founder of The Groundlings) for introducing her to solo performance as a means of finding autonomy and independence as an actor. It was in his workshop that Lilia! began its development. She’s been solo-performing internationally ever since, and has even been cast in ensemble pieces as a result of the work. Last Fall, she performed her piece A Time to Dance at The Marsh, where she’s been developing a new piece in David Ford’s workshop.  www.LibbySkala.com

Leo Petropoulos has performed at the Improve San Jose, Rooster T feathers and the Brainwash café as a comedian. As a storyteller he has been a regular at Bawdy story telling and has also performed at Fireside story telling, previously secret information and porchlight story telling.

Jeff England is a SF-based writer/improviser/musician who uses guitar, loop pedal, beatbox and the audience as his backing band.  While his music spans genres such as blues, jazz, bluegrass, funk, rockabilly, and rock, the focus is mostly on storytelling--sometimes even in character. (http://www.youtube.com/user/TaleMeAnother)


January 25, 2011

STORIES

  • Leta Bushyhead, "Bolt from the Blue"
  • Bruce Pachtman's, Solo Show #2 (an excerpt)
  • Charlie Varon and Jeri Lynn Cohen, “Rewind”

MUSIC: Rana Weber: Singer/Songwriter on Guitar and Ukulele

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

Hindus say the universe exists because it is the dream of the great god Vishnu as he floats, sleeping, on the Cosmic Sea. In that immense dream, Leta Bushyhead is a storyteller who finds stories to share at Tell It On Tuesday.

Bruce Pachtman's first full length solo show "don't make me look too psychotic" was developed with
Club Solo and David Ford and directed by W. Kamau Bell. It ran in San Francisco, Philadelphia and LA for a total of 100 weeks. Tonight you will see a section of his new piece which is being created in the Solo Performance Workshop and is co-written and directed by Kamau. Bruce began studying solo performance 13 years ago. His first teacher was Charlie Varon.

Charlie Varon’s solo plays include Rush Limbaugh in Night School, The People's Violin and Rabbi Sam, which is now available as a double CD. In addition to his work as playwright/performer, has directed Dan Hoyle’s shows Tings Dey Happen and The Real Americans.  More info at www.charlievaron.com.

Jeri Lynn Cohen has been a Bay Area actress for 25 years. She is a charter member of Word for Word Performing Arts Company and has originated roles in over a dozen of their productions. She has appeared at the American Conservatory Theatre, the Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Campo Santo, Eureka Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, A Traveling Jewish Theatre and she has toured internationally with both Word for Word and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.


 





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