Tell It On Tuesday

Tell It On Tuesday celebrates the expression of individual voices by promoting the art of 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.
Tell It On Tuesday plays in our Berkeley TheaterStage.

Tickets at the Door: $10 – $15 Sliding Scale
Tickets in Advance: $8 – $15 Sliding Scale

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July 30, 2019

Music Starts at 7pm
Wiley McFarland Duo, Laura Wiley (Vocals & Flute) and David McFarland (guitar)

Stories Start at 7:30pm
“TALES OF GREAT ULYSSES” by Janet Thornburg
“WELCOME TO THE CANCER CAFE” by Judoth Dambowic
“HELLO, BOAR–YOU MUST BE HUNGRY” by Sarah Matsui
“WHO’S SPLIT PEA SOUP?” by Melissa Hobbs

The Wiley McFarland Duo is Laura  Wiley on flute and vocals and David McFarland on guitar. Laura and David play some contemporary jazz pieces, plus their own original compositions.

At age 58, Judith Dambowic, received a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer, with no clear and accepted treatment path, and a limited expectancy. She unexpectedly began writing and performing as a part of class to help her manage the “new normal.” This serious yet often funny piece demonstrates her transition from provider to patient and what lessons this role reversal may have for others.

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.

Sarah Matsui is a Taiwanese & 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.”

Melissa Hobbs is an East Bay storyteller and poet who tells stories of women of excellence in history: Sacagawea, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Gertrude Stein, and Patricia Locke. She’s preparing a story about Tahirih, the first Persian woman to remove her veil for a performance this October at Silkroad. Her poetry books are: Under the Pomegranate Sun; and a chapbook, Athena’s Mined Gold.


Show Info

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  • July 30, 2019 7:30 PMTell It On Tuesday 07-30-19 (Berkeley)
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