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

March 4 & 18

“YOU’RE GOOD FOR NOTHING. I’LL MILK THE COW MYSELF” by Natacha Ruck

Natacha stepped into her French grandmother’s kitchen in the hope of a birthday present. But the gift-wrapped box on the windowsill was only the latest salvo of a multi-generational battle–and Natacha found herself on the front lines. It would take a submarine disaster, the songs of Edith Piaf, and countless pounds of chocolate to bring its last two opponents to the final detente.

“BORN & RAISED” by Eleanor Koski

Born & raised is a piece about childhood and growing up, from the point of view of an actual child. Eleanor Koski is a 16 year-old San Francisco native and this is her story so far.

“pUSSYgRABBERrEVENGE” by Elaine Magree

PussyGrabberRevenge hilariously shows what’s not funny about rape culture. Dorky jokes. One hundred women surround the man who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Desire, resistance, more dorky jokes, revenge, or was that justice?

“THE CAPTAIN” by Joan Bernier

The Captain is an exploration of how the past and present inform and, at times, aid each other. Captain Joseph Bernier, a distant relative of mine, was a turn-of-the-century Arctic Navigator & Explorer. Navigation is addressed in two story lines: his last journey as a Captain and my own sense of disorientation after significant life changes. We are both searching for our North Star.

“COMMERCIAL WASTE”
Written by Nina Sacco

Performed by Madison Worthington

In a land that has become its own worst version of a hit reality TV series, one woman wakes up to discover the American Dream is her worst nightmare. This one women show was written by local playwright Nina Sacco, performed by SF native Madison Worthington, and features the voice of another local artist Clive Matson. Commercial Waste will be traveling to the UK to be featured in the Swindon Festival in April. Many thanks to The Marsh for the opportunity to workshop it before crossing the pond!


March 11 & 25

“PORCELAIN TRAVELS: THE SHOW” by Matthew Felix
Matthew Felix is not a luxury traveler. But even traveling on a budget fails to explain why he has so many unforgettable experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers. From his unorthodox bathing practices in Paris to a toilet in Barcelona that allowed for incredible productivity to his assault in northern California over a misunderstanding about a bidet, Porcelain Travels: The Show features anecdotes from Matthew’s new book of the same name, a 2018 Solas Award winner and Amazon Travel Humor and Literary Travel bestseller.
“GERONIMO IN THE CLUB CAR” by Joseph Cole
A man in ICU stops breathing, and his nurses revive him. Then a huge train somehow squeezes into his room. Happily, he boards and off he goes to times and places where he can either relive or change the past. Finally, he reaches the Club Car where he hopes to meet GERONIMO about the future.
“SHERMIE’S BALLAD” by Andrea Hendrickson
Shermie’s Ballad is an exploration of what it was like to be a woman of the Silent Generation. Drawing inspiration from Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and other starlets and actors that exuded a certain tough, passionate, and fierce quality, Shermie Winkle is a woman who is unsympathetic, but feels endless pity and compassion for herself, and is unable to giver or receive love softly, gently or vulnerably. Shermie’s ballad is both comedic and dramatic, and Shermie’s story encapsulates the richness, humor, an sadness that makes up a human life.
“THE ROAD UNRAVELED” by Skip Goodman
Skip Goodman last performed at the Monday Night Marsh in 1994. “The Road Unraveled” is his comeback…even though no one really knew he left. It’s a work in progress about making choices, taking chances, and fumbling through life.

April 8 & 22

“A FAIR FIGHT” by L. M.  Bogad
A FAIR FIGHT is the true story of a family of Belorussian Jews that came to New York City in the 1890s: my family. They carries a rare, obscure, biblical last name and a tight-knight familial bond with them to the Lower East Side. This is their story of street fights, smuggling, speakeasies, and prizefighting during Prohibition, culminating in an armed confrontation with the KluKluxKlan in upstate New York in the depths of the Depression.

“THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JIMMY” by Arnie Warshaw
Coming Soon.

“THE STORY OF A NICE WHITE LADY” by Houston Robertson
In this confessional scolding of the nice white lady, Houston Robertson suggests good intentions are not good enough as she parallels her personal story and a storybook on to highlight the clueless racism and homophobia of nice white ladies. She also pays tribute to her mother who “seemed to have no racial walls.” Directed by Mark Kenward.

“BAD ASIAN DAUGHTER” by Lisa Chu
Lisa explores history, culture, and the unspoken rules of family as she tries to make sense of her experience growing up in midwest America as the daughter of Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants. Equipped with a desire to fit in and an overly active imagination, and surrounded by well-meaning teachers, it’s up to Lisa to bridge the gap between where she came from and where she’s headed. Can she break enough rules to free herself and still emerge whole?


April 15 & 29

“IN ITHACA, WHEN PHYSICS SAVED MY LIFE” 
S. Michael Perlmutter (performer)
Victoria Wolfe (writer/director)
Chad at mid-life reflects on a turning point in his youth when he was gravely ill and discovers new love. Reviving a collaboration from 2005, ITHACA is a reunion for Michael and Victoria. Very special thanks to Greg Angeo, who directed the original production of the Fringe of Marin, and Annette Lust, who made it all happen in the first place.

“WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T…” by Denise Dee
“You’ll never be pretty so you better be smart” said my mother. What happens when a 13 year old working class girl discovers what happens to smart women and decides maybe she doesn’t want to be pretty, smart, or a woman?

“THE ELEVATOR IN ROME” by Bill Zarchy
Coming Soon.

“MY MOTHER, THOSE GIRLS, & ME” by Heidi Borst
Autobiographical tales from Heidi’s life recreate colorful characters as Heidi navigates the often times quirky world of dealing with a myriad of other females. Heidi sings Jazz and pop tunes adding to the atmospheres of the decades. She also seamlessly integrates movement theater and mime to express her experiences…Topics explored love, friendship, devotion, and self defense. It is both hilarious and tragic–but the twists will have you in stitches. Written/Directed by Heidi Borst. Artistic Consultant Don Reed.

“FLAG HALF MAST” by The Book of Jones 
“Flag Half Mast” combines monologues and songs, revealing a range of perspectives on the Resistance, angry white males, reality TV stars, partisans and brownshirts as they appear in dreams, in old movies, and in the world.


May 6 & 20

“HI” by Aine Donnelly
“I WONDER” by Dexter Young
“WHEN YOU ARE CALLED” by Susan Jackson & Diana Brown
“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
“SNAPSHOTS OF COMEDY” by Sally Love Saunders
“NO DR. OZ TODAY” by Stacey Andrade
“AYE’LL GET THERE MY WAY: TEAMWORK AT ITS BEST” by Colin MacLeod

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  • March 25, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 03-25-19 (SF)
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