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 - 2018


April 24th, 2018

STORIES:

  • Maryclare McCauley, Finding Balance
  • Douglass Truth, ASK DEATH: Questions for Death, Herself
  • Jean Ellisen, The Witch of Sheffield Village
  • Daniel Rudman, Ever Hear of Mario Savio?
    A  one-act performed by Tri “G” Le and Mick Renner

MUSIC: The Blues Daddies, playing music for listening and dancing
Joel Kreisberg (bass and vocals), Joe Pratt (sax, keyboards, and vocals), Natsuhiro Maruyama (drums), Art Swislocki (guitars and vocals)

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

The Blues Daddies began in Kensington, California, in 1995, since the “dads” had children in the same elementary school. Beginning as a Motown-Stax-Rock cover band, the band has evolved in its sound and has become more agile and progressive. While still playing homage to music of the 1950’s and ‘60’s, more modern music is now part of the repertoire as well. The Blues Daddies are available for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Douglass Truth is a painter, writer, and performer. He lives in Nevada City, CA, and performs his show An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself as often as he can. He has worked as a designer and surveyor in Alaska, a chef, building dismantler, English teacher, a software salesman in Taiwan; he prefers making art. 

Jean Ellisen has been telling stories all her life, but telling stories on purpose for over 25 years, locally, nationally, and internationally. Her passion is helping others, young and old, find their own voice through storytelling.

Each of us tells a story in our own unique way. Maryclare McCauley enjoys movement and acting out the dialogue between the characters, so it’s almost as if you are watching a play. Tonight you will see an excerpt from a new story she is developing called, Finding Balance. Some of us have had a rocky beginning in life, and those early imprints can cause all sorts of trouble, and some very unexpected delights.

Daniel Rudman has had plays performed in Berkeley, SF, Santa Cruz, and Paris. He won the Bay Area Critics' Circle award for Best New Play in 1981. Tri "G" Le is a Bay Area actor studying at UC Berkeley. He is interested in learning and sharing the untold stories of all backgrounds.   Mick Renner has acted in Bay Area theatres for 45 years, including Berkeley Rep, Eureka Theatre, Berkeley Shakes, and solo performances in San Francisco and Boulder Fringe Festivals.


March 27th, 2018

STORIES:

  • Ruth Halpern, “1,001 Nights”
  • Howard Petrick, “A Nickle a Rat”
  • Airial Clark, “Chrysalis”
  • Ady Lady, “Avon Walking”

MUSIC: An eclectic mix of acoustic folk rock, blues, Americana, and jazz
Mimi Heft: vocals, guitar, with Dave Tilton: vocals, guitar, harmonica and Joshua Raoul Brody: vocals, piano, melodica

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

Mimi Heft lends her melodious voice to a wide range of music, from jazz and blues to a capella and folk rock, presenting a mix of originals and covers but making each her own deeply personal and resonant story. For Tell It On Tuesday, Mimi will be joined by guitarist/vocalist Dave Tilton, of the “Indiamericana” trio Cededa: and pianist Joshua Raoul Brody, of Tango No. 9, Orchestra Nostalgico, and BATS Improv.

Ruth Halpern has been weaving personal stories and traditional tales for many years. She teaches, writes, and performs around the Bay Area and the world.

Howard Petrick has performed in theater festivals throughout North America. “A Nickle a Rat” is an excerpt from Fight for 52¢, Petrick portrays the revolutionary labor leader Vincent Raymond Dunne who was one of the leaders of the 1934 Minneapolis truck drivers strikes. Petrick spent many hours talking with him about his life.

Airial Clark doesn't give a fuck. No really, it's her job. She's a master storyteller, bad-ass business coach and women's empowerment facilitator. 

Ady Lady is a performer and a writer whose work has been seen in venues around both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Her two shows, Sara Jane Tried to Kill the President and From Piss to Bliss were both developed with David Ford at the Marsh and received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. 


February 27th, 2018

STORIES:

  • Joe Cole, “The Train Outta ICU”
  • Tim Ereneta, “Tales from the Urban Campfire” 
  • Scott Ullman, "A Walk to Remember"
  • Sally Holzman, “Dunkirk Challenge”
  • Tina D'Elia,  "The Breakup. There's a Show for That?"

MUSIC: Duncan Carling , Instrumental Jazz and Blues

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

Joe Cole began his acting career in 1980, after moving to the Bay Area from his native Atlanta. Joe has performed in film and network TV and has bagged a few radio and TV commercials along the way, but theatre is his first love. He will always have a special fondness for his role as Ollie Olson in Eugene O'Neal's Four Plays Of The Sea.

Tim Ereneta does not make films, manage corporate brands, design video games, photograph weddings, parse data, write marketing copy, or investigate news stories. What he does do is tell folktales, fairy tales, and the occasional shaggy dog story to audiences. Live. Without notes. Apparently there is not a word for this.

Scott Ullman is currently an adult librarian at Berkeley Public Library, but he’s worked in libraries for over 30 years. A life-time political activist, Scott spent 13 years organizing in the nonviolent social change movement as a paid organizer. A member of Stagebridge, Mr. Ullman is doing storytelling in the Oakland Unified School district for second graders, and he’s also active with Books for Wider Horizons providing weekly book reading, storytelling, puppetry, etc. with preschoolers in Oakland.

The past of radio, books and stories offers storyteller Sally Holzman grist for stories for today. Mining her childhood, this time boarding schools, she finds little gems to share, with the hope that they brighten the listeners day.

Tina D'Elia, owner/founder of Tina D'Elia Consulting is a Performance Coach, Casting Director, Workshop Facilitator, and Actor. About her piece tonight: Where does our protagonist Me go when faced with heartache from a recent breakup? As memories, music, and familiar places come raining down... Me finds herself running right into the Recent Breakup Support Group. Here is the place where despair and hope dance between the habitual questions of "What Happened?" "What Now?" "How long will this last?" and "Where is my time-machine?"


January 30th, 2018

STORIES:

  • Annette Roman, “Inauguration Vacation”
  • Tony Cyprien, "Work in Progress"
  • Theresa Donahoe, “Confessions of a White Mexican”
  • Geoff Hoyle, “Fake: (based on a true story)”

MUSIC: Stuart Rosh, Guitar and Vocals

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

Stuart Rosh has made four albums with national distribution, one of which hit the Top 40 on the Americana Music Association chart back in the day. Stuart Rojstaczer is a geophysicist who was a National Science Foundation Young Investigator back in the day and has written a SF Chronicle and American Booksellers Association bestselling novel. Rosh and Rojstaczer are the same person. He is currently trying to get decent at bocce and his next novel will be out in 2018. 

Annette Roman is the creator/performer of 3 solo shows—Hitler’s Li’l AbominationAnimal Love, and Inauguration Vacation—performed at 15 theater festivals to date in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. She is a member of the Berkeley Monday Night Playground writer’s pool and her short plays have been performed at SF Olympians, PianoFight, and at the Playwrights Center of San Francisco’s PlayOffs. 

Tony Cyprien was born and raised in Watts, California, but now lives in Berkeley, where he discovered improv. Since stepping out on stage, he has won a MOTH Storyslam, performed at two MOTH MainStage events, and has been broadcast on National Public Radio. Tony has also performed for Marin Shakespeare's Social Justice Troupe and Marsh Theater's Monday Night Marsh. Tonight he is sharing new material. 

Theresa Donahoe is an actress who recently started performing solo pieces. Her first full length solo show "Late Bloomer" made its debut at the Rogue Fringe Festival in March 2017. "Confessions of a White Mexican" is her latest solo piece and is currently being developed into her next full length show.

Geoff Hoyle, maybe best known as Zazu in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King, has been an actor and clown (Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil) for more than 50 years, appearing nationally and internationally and in many plays and solo performances in the Bay Area at ACT, Berkeley Rep and The Marsh where he collaborated with David Ford on Geezer and Lear's Shadow.


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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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



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