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 $8 - $15 at the door only.

Bridget Frederick, Rebecca Fisher

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

Note: These stories contain adult material – not recommended for children.


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The Marsh Berkeley (formerly Gaia Arts Center)
2120 Allston Way (just off Shattuck), Berkeley

(972) 991-0473

Musical opening at 7pm / Stories start at 7:30
Tickets now available online! To purchase please see 5032086167.


February 26, 2019


  • Gwen Carmen, “4215 Winrose Way”
  • Bill Zarchy, “The Elevator in Rome”
  • Sarah Matsui, “Hello, Boar-- You Must Be Hungry”
  • Tony Cyprien, “The Bus Ride”

MUSIC: Doris Moskowitz: Early Jazz Standards 

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

Doris Moskowitz is the youngest daughter of Moe Moskowitz, the original owner of Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue. After graduating from Mills College, she began working with her dad, and now it is Doris who owns and operates Moe’s Books, keeping her father’s legacy alive. With a love of words, stories and old movies she sings and plays songs from before 1940.

Gwen Carmen is an activist, actress, educator and writer who’s work has appeared in Essence magazine, Plexus feminist news paper, Haight Ashbury literary journal during the 80’s & 90’s. She was editor/publisher of La Morena Women of Color bilingual news paper, and she will appear in showcase for new performers at The Marsh in May.

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 and tells stories. He is a graduate of the EPIC Storytelling Program at Stagebridge in Oakland. (822) 685-1261

Sarah Matsui is a Taiwanese and Japanese American writer who grew up in Honolulu and has since been based in Philadelphia, Oakland, and now San Francisco. Her work has been featured in NPR Code Switch, Jacobin Magazine, and Rethinking School Magazine’s “Our 2016 Picks for Books for Social Justice Teaching: Policy.”

Tony Cyprien was born and raised in Watts, California. Seven years ago, he moved to Berkeley where he discovered improv. He proceeded to step out on stage, ultimately performing at a Moth GrandSlam, two Moth Mainstage events, and being broadcast on National Public Radio. He has also performed with Marin Shakespeare’s Returned Citizen’s Troupe, at Monday Night Marsh and Tell It on Tuesday, at Solo Sundays, and at BATS Improv as an invited storyteller for The Gather.

March 26, 2019


  • Jeanne Lupton , Sunday Morning with Mary Ellen
  • Claire Wahrhaftig, A Trip to Kovel
  • Elaine Magree, PussyGrabberRevenge
  • Ethan Davidson, Dragons in The Trees

MUSIC: The Blues Daddies, 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 1995 in Kensington as a Motown-Stax-Rock cover band. The “dads” had children in the same elementary school. Since then, 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.

Jeanne Lupton writes memoir for page and stage, and is happy to be back at Tell it on Tuesday with this work.  She hosts a monthly reading series at Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda and leads a weekly memoir writing group for seniors at her home, Strawberry Creek Lodge in Berkeley. 

Claire Wahrhaftig, a native San Franciscan, closed out her career in arts administration as the Executive Director of the SF Arts Commission. She continues her study of storytelling at Stagebridge where she completed the two-year EPIC program under Kirk Waller.

Elaine Magree has written, directed/collaborted or performed new work at The Marsh, The Magic Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Z Space, The Working Women’s Theatre Festival, Brava, The Exit Theatre, The People’s Theatre Festival, The National Women’s Theatre Festival and The Minneapolis, Winnipeg and Victoria Fringe Festivals. She taught theatre at Solano College, SF City College, East Bay Center for The Performing Arts and in homeless shelters, recovery centers, and the Sacramento county jail. This is her third solo piece. Sometimes a wave, sometimes a photon: you can’t be in two places at once, or can you?

Ethan Davidson is the child of two science fiction writers. At the age of 14, he was sent to Belize alone to look in on the family plantation. He remained there for a year. He has lived most of his life near or in San Francisco.

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Bridget Frederick and Rebecca Fisher

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