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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February 25th, 2020


  • Barbara Brady, Code Gray in the Self-check Lane
  • Claire Castell, I Heard the Shots & Pachuco Cross
  • Melinda Ginne, Ph.D., The Gentle Fate of a Wretched Mother
  • L. Abdul-Kenyatta, Back In the Day
  • Brittany A. Kamerschen, Poolside, Skid Row

MUSIC: Kate Brubeck (vocals), and Geoff Van Linden (guitar)

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

Kate Brubeck, no relation to Dave, is an editor, coach, and writing consultant with a stealth singing practice, with a range including classical music, traditional Irish music, show tunes, jazz standards, folk, Americana, country, and the odd original. 

Geoff Van Lienden has been playing the guitar professionally since the 60's. More recently he has been playing jazz as well as celtic/fusion music with Colm O'Riain. He has studied with teachers as diverse as rock guitarist Joe Satriani and jazz guitarist Brian Pardoe. 

Barbara Brady performs as a singer a cappella jazz with The Merlot Notes, a 10-woman ensemble based in Silicon Valley. She spent many years as a professional cathedral chorister and soloist in Cincinnati, OH, where she also produced and performed cabaret and performance art, drawing on an even earlier obsession with modern dance.

Claire Castell found Stagebridge storytelling classes in 2017, just after retiring, and has since performed her stories around the Bay Area. She likes to tell personal true stories, but she did a deep dive into the diaspora of Loup Garou tales from Acadia area of Canada to Louisiana, and collected 19 folktales of the monster.

Melinda Ginne, Ph.D grew up in the San Fernando Valley, where her family migrated after several decades in Boyle Heights, the Jewish-Latino ghetto of East Los Angeles. Taco stands were kosher and the Shul was across the street from the Catholic Church. Her family celebrated religious holidays as Jews, but personal holidays such as birthdays, weddings, and funerals all had a Latin flavor.  

L. Abdul-Kenyatta is a bona-fide Renaissance Man. He is a regular contributor to the NPR show Snap Judgement, and he is currently working on his one-person show (Everything I ever needed to know I learned) Back in the Day. ¬†On February 13th- he will appear at Stage Werx Theater in the show- Big Shot Storyteller.

Brittany A. Kamerschen is creative writer known for her poetry and prose within live performance. She has B.A. degree in Creative Writing from S.F.S.U. She has performed in Bay Area musical theater. She is currently in the process of publishing her first book. 

January 28th, 2020


  • Tracy Vernon, We’re Going to Marine World?!?
  • Bill Zarchy, Shanghai Lunch
  • Janet Thornburg, Self Improvement Junkie
  • Jane Gire, Bless me Doctor for I have sinned

MUSIC: Andrew Potter: Finger-style guitar on 6 and 12 string guitars
Eclectic mix of old jazz tunes, instrumentals, originals and covers

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

Andrew Potter began his performing career as a music director for children’s theatre. He morphed his career into an award winning, internationally acclaimed juggling act who got their start as buskers in San Francisco in the 1980’s. He has since retired from juggling, and settled into all things musical, as it is his first love, and is much more sustainable‚Ķ

Tracy Vernon is an award winning public school teacher in the East Bay. She enjoys sharing her stories from the classroom and beyond, including how her childhood experiences influence and guide her as a teacher.

Bill Zarchy worked all over the globe during his 40 years as a cinematographer, as captured in his memoir, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil. Now he writes novels, shoots photos, and tells stories. He is a graduate of the EPIC Storytelling Program at Stagebridge in Oakland. 

Janet Thornburg has written and performed seven solo shows. Her fiction has been widely published in literary journals, and Rhubarb Pie, a collection of her short stories, was published in 2005.

Jane Gire is originally from Michigan where she studied theater at the U of M, moved to Chicago to "make it big" in comedy where she was side-tracked by her involvement in Greenpeace and falling in love, and ended up in San Francisco in the early 90's. She has recently come back to performance after a (I know this is really cliche) a trip to the Black Rock Desert to the Burning Man event where she re-committed herself to some promises she made to herself. 

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