Monday Night Marsh

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Initiated in 1989 at The Hotel Utah, Monday Night Marsh is the seed that started the breeding ground for new performance. This program spotlights the ongoing works-in-progress of emerging solo performers of all levels and ages (16+). We feature a variety of actors, storytellers, musicians, contortionists, and playwrights. Many local celebrities like Marga Gomez and Josh Kornbluth developed their work here and so can you! Become a part of this special program, or come support the four-five different performers each Monday night in San Francisco. Experience the magic. Wonderful things can happen.

As each story on a given night can vary widely between subject matter, the recommended age limit for audience members is 16 and over.


How To Submit Your Piece

We will be accepting submissions for the July – December 2019 series starting April 15. Detailed instructions on how and what to include in your submission will be made available on that day. Email Program Director, Alexa Almira at mondaynight@themarsh.org with any questions. Happy writing!


Show Info

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm | Performances start at 7:30pm
Tickets Online: $8 – $15 sliding scale
Tickets At the Door: $10 – $15 sliding scale
All seating for these performances are first-come, first-served.
Performances take place in the MainStage Theater in San Francisco


Upcoming Shows

All shows performed in the San Francisco Mainstage unless otherwise noted

January 14 & 28

“SONGS AT HOME AT SEA” by E.G. Phillips (aka Ducks with Pants)

E.G. Phillips is a San Francisco based songwriter who creates lyric driven songs with his own special blend of whimsy and cinematic imagery which he uses to give a wry take on dealing with the longings of the heart and the madness of existence.  In possession of a degree in Geography, he comes from a country called the Midwest and his influences include Bob Dylan and the Kinks as well as Duke Ellington (and that crowd).  A touch of Tom Lehrer is also in the mix.  

“Ducks With Pants” is the name of his so-called fake (and sometimes real) band.  Find him online at duckswithpants.com

“AGELESS IMPROV WITH THE PERENNIALS” by The Perennials Improv Troupe

The Perennials improv troupe challenges assumptions and stereotypes about aging. We’re a group of women in our 60s and 70s who create light-hearted entertainment by weaving songs, scenes, and rhymes into our performances–all made up on the spot! We invite our audiences to suggest topics for us to use in scenes and to join us onstage in games and stories. Each show is a World Premiere that has never been seen before and will never be seen again!

“TAI CHI COMIC: FROM DIAPERS TO DEPENDS ON YOU” by Kai Thomas
Kai is on a quest. What is the purpose of life? He searches for Wisdom writ large, a Mentor, a true north star to navigate through the chaos and turmoil of life and death. He teaches and practices Tai Chi the art of swimming through air and life. His desire is to create meaningful relationships with the world. To take hard won wisdom of the heart and pay it forward to his children and grandchildren. They are the future successors that will lead the way. TCC by turns is humorous and dramatic. Kai combines interactive movement, rap, original songs, and constellation of characters to tell this story. The goal is for the audience to leave the theater having shared a treasure of the heart experience together.

“DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN” by Maureen Langan
Maureen Langan’s Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a NYC sanitation worker, told her an education was the path to success. Is that true? How do you tell a girl to read and write when sex tapes lead to fame and fortune? When the star of The Apprentice can become the president? In Daughter Of A Garbageman, Langan lambasts today’s “reality show culture,” while revealing her parents’ strengths, struggles and secrets, as well as her own. Maureen taps into the hearts and frustrations of hard-working people everywhere who wonder if they, too, were raised wrong.   Critics say Maureen is “brilliant” and a “One-woman tour-de-force…


February 11 & 25

“DEATH BY A THOUSAND PAPER CUTS” by Allyson Stinchfield
“THE MAGIC OF ORDINARY THINGS” by Gina Harris
“COMING SOON” by Steven M. Fogel
“THE SPANKING MACHINE” by Marga Gomez


March 4 & 18

“DADDY & ME” by Susan Peña
“BORN & RAISED” by Eleanor Koski
“pUSSYgRABBERrEVENGE” by Elaine Magree
“THE CAPTAIN” by Joan Bernier


March 11 & 25

“LET IT FLOW” by Matthew Felix
“GERONIMO IN THE CLUB CAR” by Joseph Cole
“SHERMIE’S BALLAD” by Andrea Hendrickson
“IS ANYTHING OKAY?” by Skip Goodman


April 8 & 22

“THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JIMMY” by Arnie Warshaw
“CONFESSIONS OF A NICE WHITE LADY” by Houston Robertson
“A FAIR FIGHT” by Larry Bogad
“PLAY THE WRONG NOTE” by Lisa Chu


April 15 & 29

“ADAM & EVE ON A RAFT” by Johnny Blood
“IN ITHACA, WHEN PHYSICS SAVED MY LIFE” by Victoria Wolfe
“WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T…” by Denise Dee
“SNOW STORY: THE MOON & DR. ZHIVAGO” by Bill Zachary


May 6 & 20

“HI” by Aine Donnelly
“I WONDER” by Dexter Young
“WHEN YOU ARE CALLED” by Susan Jackson
“LETTIN THE LORD LEAD ME” by Carsten Spencer


June 3 & 17

“LOVING DONALD” by Jane Perkins
“I’M WITH HERPES” by Robin Diamond
“MURDER ON THE MISSION TO MARS” by David Jacobson
“YES, AND…” By Shannon Hughes


June 10 & 24

“THE BUG GAY DEBUTANTE BALL” by Meg Anderson
“COMING SOON” by Sally Love Saunders
“NO DR. OZ TODAY” by Stacey Andrade
“AYE’LL GET THERE MY WAY: TEAMWORK AT ITS BEST” by Colin MacLeod

Buy Tickets Online Here:

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • January 28, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 01-28-19 (SF)
  • February 11, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 02-11-19 (SF)
  • February 25, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 02-25-19 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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