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!

Producers:
Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

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

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TELL IT ON TUESDAY ARCHIVES - 2022


October 25,2022

STORIES:

  • Wayne Harris, “Liner Notes 1964”
  • Tracy Vernon, Have I Become Crusty Mrs. Krutchmeyer, The Teacher I Hated?
  • Lisa Rothman, The Scavenger Hunt

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

Wayne Harris is an award-winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator and musician. Wayne’s plays include Mother’s Milk, The May Day Parade, Train Stories, Tyrone Shortleg Johnson and Some White Boys and Jockamo. Wayne is happy and honored to once again perform at Tell It On Tuesday. Props to Bridget and Rebecca…you guys are badass!

Tracy Vernon is an award winning public school teacher working 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.

Lisa Rothman's entertained audiences in Northern California, Canada, Europe and Asia (all at the same time) with her interactive online show Work From Home: Well That’s Fun, a farce about how her husband’s desk is in their hallway right in front of the bathroom door. It’s raised $30,000 for worthy organizations. She loves creating art that helps build community and recently transformed her backyard in Oakland into a theater.


August 30, 2022

STORIES:

  • Kenny Yun, Hyphen Murican
  • Terri Tate, A Scintillating Sausalito Summertime Queen
  • Abdul Kenyatta, Strictly Harlem

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

Kenny Yun is a Bay Area solo performer, teacher, and director. He has taught solo theatre with Charlie Varon for over a decade. He is the Director in Residence at StageWerx. kennyyun.com

Terri Tate believes that accessing, embracing and sharing our stories is a path to becoming fully who we are. She's taught personal storytelling for twenty-five years and now holds safe, supportive memoir classes online. Terri coaches solo performers & memoir writers. Her solo show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path, won Best of the Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. Terri's memoir, A Crooked Smile, with an introduction by Anne Lamott, is available from Sounds True. www.territate.com

Abdul Kenyatta is a storyteller. He performs and directs shows for the San Francisco International Art Festival. His stories have appeared on PBS- Snap Judgment. He has performed on numerous stages around the world and appeared at the Marsh in Berkeley and San Francisco with excerpts of his solo performance pieces- Back in the Day and Strictly Harlem. Since 2012, he has been the Executive Director of The Speakeasy Storytelling Series.


June 28, 2022
17th Anniversary

Please note the following:

  1. Must buy tickets in advance CLICK HERE
  2. Patrons must show bring proof of vaccination
  3. Masks are required.

STORIES:

  • Marion Lovinger, Covid, drugs and tankinis
  • Laura Jane Bailey, The Paris Effect (excerpt)
  • Scott Schell, Time M, achine

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

Marion Lovinger comes from France. She has lived 24 years in the Bay area. She loves doing theater in French and writing solo performances in English. With an accent.

Laura Jane Bailey is a Bay Area actress, director and writer. Bay Area audiences have seen her at Aurora, Theatreworks, SF PLayhouse and more. She is also a commercial and film actress - you can see her on every SFGiants broadcast as “Barb” the over-enthusiastic mom for Heffernan Insurance. LJ will be performing The Paris Effect at the SF Fringe Festival in September.

Scott Schell got involved in drug use at a young age. He moved to the Bay Area in 97 and was incarcerated a year later. He now works in the Jail teaching men tools to change their attitudes and behaviors. Scott recently got involved with the Formerly Incarcerated Peoples Performance Project (FIPP) where he has started to share his experience through solo performance. 

 


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Please note the following:

  1. Must buy tickets in advance CLICK HERE
  2. Patrons must show bring proof of vaccination
  3. Masks are required.

STORIES:

  • Paul Sussman, Beyond Belief  (excerpt) 
  • Bennet Caffee, If anyone else told me that story…
  • Liz Nichols, Excuse me, sir, do we look OK to you?

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

Paul Sussman has written and performed a series of solo pieces through the eyes of Neanderthals, road-ragers, insects, Anabaptists, cannibals, and others who persist in the search for meaning amidst the puzzling evidence. He developed his approach to melodrama and farce through years of work in financial management with Bay Area nonprofit organizations. In recognition of the 2019 premiere of his first full-length show, “The Wrong Kind of Pessimism”, he now refers to himself in the third person.   

Bennet Caffee began sharing stories of his misadventures with bipolar disorder at the Marsh ten years ago, under the guidance of David Ford and Charlie Varon. His first stories highlighted the “fun part” of his disorder. He then began revealing the darker side of his disorder and his eventual surrender to medical management. From these stories came his full length show “My First Miracle”, which he’s performed at the Orlando, Boulder and Rogue Fringe Festivals.

Liz Nichols is happy to be back on the TIOT stage. She has been telling stories for over two decades, on stage, in schools, and at the Asian Art Museum. Liz usually tells the folktales and myths she fell in love with as a child. But this time she's sharing a hero's journey of a more personal nature - which scares and excites her in equal measure.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

STORIES:

  • Lisa Rothman, Work From Home: Well That’s Fun
  • Jeremy Greco, The Big Snap
  • Kirk Waller, Diary of a Mad Black Man: Troy Talk

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

Lisa Rothman, Work From Home: Well That’s Fun
Lisa Rothman’s critically acclaimed shows include Date Night at Pet Emergency and Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane have sold outShe works from her home with Oakland along with her husband where his desk is in the hallway, right in front of the bathroom door. Benefit performances of Work From Home: Well That’s Fun - the show that layout inspired - have raised $30,000 for worthy organizations. Lisa also does an online version for organizations with remote teams at places like Oracle and Facebook. 

Jeremy Greco, The Big Snap
Jeremy Greco’s first solo show, "With Held," was based on six months of interviews with San Francisco mail artist and writer John Held Jr. His most recent solo work, "Keeping Up with the Jorgensons"at the 2017 San Francisco Fringe Festival (“Best of” award honors), New York's United Solo Theater Festival in 2018, a Discovery Run at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco, the 2019 Whitefire's Solo Fest in LA and at the Dallas Solo Festival. Both shows were directed by Mark Kenward.

Kirk Waller, Diary of a Mad Black Man: Troy Talk
Kirk Waller is fresh off of the Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of August Wilson's Fences and Troy Maxson is still lingering, trying to break out. Kirk tells stories, acts, sings (doesn't dance any more) plays instruments and bakes cakes!


Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

STORIES:

  • Barbara Brady, Modess…because
  • David Rathod, Night Flight 
  • Mark McGoldrick, Dog People (an excerpt) 

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

Barbara Brady is a writer, singer and performer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to Tell It On Tuesday, her 2022 schedule includes Rogue Performance Festival (Fresno, CA) in March and Orlando Fringe Festival in May.
 
David Rathod is a filmmaker who lives and works in San Francisco. He’s directed music videos, films, documentaries, commercials, and made a few hundred promotional films for companies. Having grown up in India, he’s exploring his connection to that crucial part of his life. And for fun, he makes cycling videos, which can be found on YouTube.

Mark McGoldrick has presented two acclaimed full-length shows at The Marsh (The Golden Hammer, 2005 (reprised in 2016); and Countercoup, 2007 (reprised in 2021 on Zoom). He recently retired from the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office where he represented poor people in the criminal courts for 27 years. In 2022, he assumed part time duties at the Formerly Incarcerated People’s Performance Project (FIPP). Mark’s stories often concern the world of indigent criminal defense and disability. He broke his neck in the early 1980s and uses a wheelchair. Countercoup is available on The MarshStream


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