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.

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.


Want the chance to perform on Monday Night Marsh? Our submission period for the July – December 2018 series will open Monday, April 23, 2018. If you have any questions, please email Program Director, Alexa Almira at

Upcoming Performances

(All performances located at our San Francisco Mainstage unless otherwise noted)j

December 4 & 18

“ORDAINED” by Lorin Bell
It’s Christmas morning. Evy Lynn Chapell arrives home a day early from her evangelical fund raising in Okinowa to find her husband, the Reverend Jedediah Leroy Chapell, televangelist and preacher of a super-mega church in Dallas, Texas, having sex under the Christmas tree with Geraldine, the deacon’s wife.

When Charlene, Evy Lynn’s dear friend ad member of the church, answers the 911 call, Evy proceeds to explain how and why she just accidentally shot off the Reverend’s testicle with her new paintball gun.

“FICTIONAL BODY PARTS” by Kelly Rafferty
Kelly would rather be home under a pile of blankets, criticizing her body in peace. Instead, she showed up for work. At the gym. With all the mirrors. And the skinny housewives. Is this the day the clients finally ask her why she let herself go? Is this the day they turn on her?

“TO BE OF USE” by Julie Drucker 
“To Be of Use” honors the memory of Julie Drucker’s Jewish, Romanian Grandfather and the search to uncover the truth about his death and the deeper, hidden feelings surrounding it. Through narrative this solo piece explores themes of immigration, trauma, forgiveness and the complex family dynamics that are passed down from generation to generation. Written in collaboration with Nina Wise. Directed by Nina Wise.

“THE STORY OF OY VEY!” by Jackie Cohen
A nervous breakdown on halloween, 2015. Lack of sleep from grief eventually caused to dream while awake, or hallucinate. Unprocessed grief comes back to haunt Jackie while she is awake.

“WOMEN” by Pascale Roger
Imagine you are in a museum and the painting in front of you is a woman telling stories, stories about women, stories unfolding in cities and parks, kitchens and living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, stories visible to the eye, invisible to the eye, stories beating so indomitably inside the heart that they had to emerge…glance at the title, or not, before each story: “Remember The Rose” (Reims, May 5th, 1944), I Wish It Weren’t So, Catholic Woman on the Brink (1984), Find, Dust Balls in New York City, Findin’ The Right Words, “Would You Like To Have A Drink?”, Livid (to the two thousandth power), Comments on Sex Life. 

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  • December 18, 2017 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 12-18-17 (SF)
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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