Monday Night Marsh


A San Francisco Institution for 30 years!

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.


Looks like it’s that time of year again! We are now accepting submissions for the January – June 2020 series. Click here for more information on dates and what to include in your submission. Deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019. Any submissions received after that will not be accepted. 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

November 4 & 18

“TORCH” by Dorothy Richman
Moving between current and ancient stories, Dorothy Richman explores what it means to be welcome and comforted. But not on the same night. Some singing may be involved. For the audience, too. 

“CHRYSALIS: A LOVE STORY” by Ipeleng Kgositsile
“Chrysalis” tells the story of a love-obsessed alcoholic finding her footing in sobriety. Here, we meet our protagonist in South Africa for her father’s funeral. A kindred spirit appears, teaching her an invaluable lesson for life.

“Opening Remarks at the Noble Council, May 28th, Year of Our Lord 2017”

Councilor Auburn speaks on the recent conviction of Dr. Herman Phillips for blasphemy and treason, addressing the implications for the makeup King’s advisory board, and the next Council session. He is also expected to make some personal remarks.

“40 ACRES & A POLAR BEAR” by Omar Hutchins
Third generation SF native, mixed race, HBCU-bound, stand-up comedian, Omar Hutchins, tells jokes about growing up in the “new” San Francisco.

“CHIL’! HOOD STORIES: A FAIRY’S TALE” by Sevan Kelee Boult
Come galavanting with Foxy Loxy telling his account of the day Henny Penny claimed the sky fell! A sly fox makes his way around town and through several stories using his clothing and gender fluidity to protect his identity.”Chile! Hood Stories” is a multi-disciplinary theater production exploring safe sex, gender fluidity, sexuality, and cannabis. This retelling of classic children’s tales with story lines that reflect a broad range of sexualities, genderqueer and cis-gender characters. Truth be told, fables were meant for adults all along!

December 16 & 30

by Evelyn Jean Pine

It’s 2085. An old woman spins stories of her youth in the 2020s–riotous friendships, intense sex, deep love, and self-discovery–against a backdrop of school-walkouts, mass demonstrations, monkey-wrenching, and horse-trading to shape policy. Always a sidekick, never a leader, her experience–like that of most people involved with social change–is exhausting, eye-opening, outrageous, and mostly–a blast. Her friends and lovers are, natch, the millennials who save the world. Developed in Charlie Varon’s class.

by Malcolm Grissom

This piece is about work, money, and California’s unemployment insurance department.

by Theresa Donahoe

Theresa has a secret . In the Bay Area where people are flinging open their closet doors, she’s not sure she’ll be accepted. Help Theresa come out…as a Christian.

by Karlyn DeSteno

From a storied apartment full of junk to the residential hotels of North Beach, songwriter Karlyn DeSteno weaves together songs and stories about finding home in a shifting world.

Buy Tickets Online Here:

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

  • November 18, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 11-18-19 (SF)
  • December 16, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 12-16-19 (SF)
  • December 30, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 12-30-19 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

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