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 Sliding Scale $8-15 at the Door

Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

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


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April 25th, 2017


  • Lisa Rothman, “Trolls in Yoga Pants”
  • Claire Isaacs Wahrhaftig “Selma, Selma”
  • Kirk Waller, “Stagger Lee”
  • Steve Budd, “What They Said About Love”

MUSIC: Laura Austin Wiley, Solo Flute

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

Laura Austin Wiley plays flutes and sings with the Resonance Jazz Ensemble, which recently performed at Yoshi's. She also performs with her own ensemble, the Laura Wiley Quartet. She has just released a new CD called Waiting for Rain, which is available on CD Baby. Her website is

Lisa Rothman's first solo show, "Date Night at Pet Emergency" ran for six months at the Marsh Berkeley.  When she's not performing, Lisa teaches people to make presentations.  She recently learned more than she ever wanted to know about sinkholes and scabies.

Claire Isaacs Wahrhaftig is a retired  arts administrator. She ran children's programs a SFMOMA, directed a young peole's arts center in Los Angeles, and directed the San Francisco Arts Comission. She has returned to her early love of performance.

Kirk Waller uses movement, music, song and the spoken word to transport his audiences to places far away and long ago. Director of storytelling at Stagebridge, former chair of the Storytelling Association of California and on the Tell It On Tuesday Advisory Board - BUT his most prized possession and biggest accomplishments??? Eric and Elijah, his two sons!

Steve Budd is an actor, storyteller, standup comic, and solo performer. He's performed with lots of Bay Area theater companies, including the San Francisco Playhouse, Impact, Marin Shakespeare, and Custom Made. What They Said About Love won Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Fest. He'll be performing the show in June at the Hollywood Fringe Fest.

March 28th, 2017


  • Carole Klyce, "Life is a Riot"
  • Diane Barnes, "My Stroke of Luck”
  • Hannah A. Taylor, "Breed and Rescue: Part 1: A Child Needs A Home"

MUSIC: The BBQs: Henry’s Memphis Bluff Blues Quintet
Henry Klyce, Jim Semitekol, Joel Henner, Harold Shashi, John Eckstrom

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

Carole Klyce has stories that need to be told. With the help and encouragement of Ann Randolph,David Ford and Rebecca Fisher
she is going to tell them.This will be Carole's first solo performance!

Diane Barnes is an actor, writer, storyteller and solo performer. Born and raised in New York city, she is a well rooted SF Bay Area 415 transplant. After a career as a physician specializing in Diagnostic Radiology, she discovered improvisation and the power of storytelling. My Stroke of Luck, developed at the Marsh with David Ford, and directed by Rebecca Fisher has toured the US and Canadian Fringe circuit, and will be presented at the prestigious United Solo Festival at Theater Row in New York City in the fall.

This is Hannah A. Taylor's first solo performance. Something she thought she would happen decades ago, but she got caught up in "performing" her life's work.Tonight, for the first time, she attempts her first solo, a work-in-progress. It's a singing and performing outing...a solo performance musical. Please be kind! She has teamed up with David Ford, dramaturg/development, Ellen Hoffman, composer and pianist, and Marc Monserrat-Drukker, director.

February 28th, 2017


  • Karen S Ripley, “On Line Funeral”
  • Ronen Sberlo, “Get in the Elevator”
  • Daniel Ari, “Scenes from The Trip”
  • Lisa Oglesby, “The Smile”

MUSIC: Perry Dexter and Robert Riggle, Acoustic blues and Americana music.

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

Perry Dexter has sung and played guitar professionally all over the US and Canada. He will be joined by Robert Riggle, an accomplished bay area musician, on vocals, guitar, slide guitar and harmonica.

Karen Ripley has been performing for over 35 years as a comic and improviser. 2005 she won SF Fringe Best Musical Comedy with Annie Larson in the original play “Show Me where it Hurts.” Her stand up is featured in Logo's Wisecracks episode 2. Her original show “Oh no there’s men on the land,” received Theatre Eddys Top 5 Solo Shows in 2015, San Francisco Bay Area.

Ronen Sberlo is a Bay Area native, and has been writing and performing for over 20 years. He is currently developing a solo show entitled Experts, Assholes and True Believers.

Mesmerized by language, Daniel Ari dives deeply into it through the craft of poetry. Besides reading his own works, he performs works by Millay, Yeats, Shakespeare, Boots Riley, and Cummings—and if the December is bleak enough, he does a mean Poe. He published two books last year, One Way to Ask and the Richmond Anthology of Poetry, both available from him, Amazon, and

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa Oglesby now lives in Berkeley with her wonderful husband and two furry children. As a teacher, trainer and facilitator, Lisa has been telling stories for years. In the last year, she’s finally be able to tell stories just for the sheer joy of it and has started a collection of short stories.

January 31st, 2017


  • Mick Renner, “Adapt"
  • Irma Herrera, “Tell Me Your Name”
  • Toni Weingarten, “Babe in the Hollywoods”
  • Bradley Paterson, “Lack”
  • Pearl Louise, “Shame the Devil and Pass the Nails”

MUSIC: Kadie Kelly (piano) Suzanne Yada (violin) and Ward Spangler (waterphone)

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

Kadie Kelly is a Bay Area pianist and teacher, inspired by storytellers and the piano music of Bach, Yann Tiersen, Helen Jane Long, Ludovico Einaudi, and Enya. Accompanied by Suzanne Yada (violin) and Ward Spangler (waterphone).

Mick Renner has been a professor of English, a technical writer, and an actor. In the Bay Area, he produced plays for Power Mad Productions; and he performed at the Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Shakes, and Eureka theatres. ADAPT, which is set in the future, is the second full-length solo performance he has developed with David Ford.

Irma Herrera, a social justice activist, has spent three decades as a public interest lawyer, and a handful of years working as a journalist. A native of South Texas, she has resided in the Bay Area since 1980. She is now a playwright and solo performer of her one-woman show, Tell Me Your Name.

Toni Weingarten has written for TV news and magazine shows, documentary, corporate videos, interactive CD-ROM, newspapers articles and essays.  But these days she's happiest when she delivers her words in person to real live people - like you!

Bradley Paterson is a writer and solo performer based in San Francisco. 

Pearl Louise: What can I say about me?... Well I like to perform and I found Mr. Ford, the best teacher ever, and he helped me with my plays and now I am here. YASSSSSS

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