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: All tickets are $8, at the door only.
All seating for these performances are first-come, first-served.
Performances take place in the MainStage Theater in San Francisco.

How to Submit Your Piece

The submission period for our July – December 2017 series will open Monday, April 27. More information on how to submit will be posted on this date. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Program Director, Alexa Almira directly at

Upcoming Performances

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

March 13 & 27

“DADDY AND ME” by Susan Peña
Musician, artist, writer, and teacher remembers her childhood and explores how growing up with a brilliant, creative, and schizophrenic father helped make her who she is today.

“SPAZZ” by Hannah Silver
“SPAZZ” is a novel about Kay, a brainy, mildly disabled, smart-ass girl in San Francisco in 1961. Kay’s arrival at a private boarding school in the City forces her to confront issues of bullying and self-identity. In an accidental meeting with a girl in a wheelchair, a whole new world of toughness and resilience opens up to Kay. All this happened amid rising currents of social changes sweeping San Francisco and America.

“NORMAL GIRLS” by Amanda E. Snyder
“Normal Girls” is the story of burlesque dancer Ada Lavender and ‘normal girl’ Amanda. Ada shares her journey of becoming a dancer and explores how she, indeed, is a ‘normal girl’ with all the insecurities that entails. Along the way, we meet Amanda, Ada’s real life counterpart, and get a view into her struggles and transformation into Ada. ‘Normal Girls’ ultimately is the story of finding power and joy within yourself because of your circumstances, rather than in spite of them.

In 1980, I arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle to cover the Oakland Raiders. I had only been to California once in my life (when I was 12 years old), didn’t know a soul in San Francisco, and was scared to death that I wouldn’t be up to covering the “Hell’s Angels of the NFL.” My previous experience was writing for the SECOND-largest paper in Colorado Springs, and four years before that I was a high school English teacher. What followed was a tempestuous, and eventually miraculous, season that seemed like it would change everything. And then life happened.

April 3 & 17

“ADAPT” by Mick Renner
“PRETTY LITTLE WHITE GIRL” by Phyllis Dantzler
“DOLORES” by Mary Connors-Carson
“TRAIN OUT OF DE’NIAL” by Suraya Keating
“OPERAGIRL” by Amanda Grumet

April 10 & 24

“CREATING A LIFE” by Nicole E. Schulz
“THE MEMORY OF LINT” Parts. 1 & 2 by Arthur J. O’Donnell
“RE-BIRTHING AT 50” by Aimee Tomczak
“FOREVER JUNG” by Lindley Frahm

More Performances On…

May 1 & 15
May 8 & 22