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

How to Submit Your Piece

Want the chance to perform on Monday Night Marsh? We will accept submissions for the January – June 2019 series starting Monday, October 15, 2018. Detailed information on what to include in your submission will become available on that day. Email Program Director, Alexa Almira at with any questions.

Upcoming Shows

All shows performed in the San Francisco Mainstage unless otherwise noted

September 10 & 24

“BEING ME IS RIDICULOUS” by Hanna Rachel Gerry
Being Me is Ridiculous tells the true story of Hanna, a seemingly healthy young woman who is doing it all, when she is suddenly diagnosed  with an incredibly rare condition that completely disrupts her life . Through surgery, song, dance and hallucinations, she is taken to the brink of her psyche and of her existence. With the support of her friends and family, solid medical care, magic and belief in herself, she recovers: entering a new life where she is meant to create art, help others heal and advocate for health care for all. Words by Hanna Rachel Gerry. Music by Matthew Doohan. Directed by Stacey Ardelean.
“THIS SPACE” by Laura Nelson
“This Space” is an exploration of grief, a reflection of what it can feel like to inhabit and move through the space left open in the wake of an inconceivable loss: the suicide of a 28 year-old child. Through dance, memories, stories, humor, and song, Laura Nelson’s solo performance honors the depths of grief, open-eyed and unafraid.

“THE REUNION” by Joan Chaplick
In conjunction with the Times Unseen Initiative
*Performing September 24 only

October 1 & 15

“ALL MY LOVIN” by Aaron Leza
Coming soon.

“HE WANTS TO RUN!” by David Kleinberg
David doesn’t particularly like dogs and absolutely hates running, but then he ends up running with his neighbor’s dog for 13 years in Cloverdale. It’s all about what Butler teaches David about life and death, and the difficulty of having a good buddy who is aging seven times faster than you are.

Ladies & gentlemen! Be inspired to DREAM big…live your DREAM!!! Immerse yourself in the sizzlin world of the DANCING DIVA who has rendezvoused in the rarefield air with Liza, Baryshnikov, and Jackie O. and WOWED audiences from Vegas, London, and the Big Apple. Aging problem? DANCING DIVA thinks not. It’s a gift. Live life to the hilt. How does the DIVA do it? With guts and grit, heart and determination. Come see as she shares Tall Tales of succeeding in a seven decade career in one of the roughest businesses on the planet!

October 22 & 29

“STALKING GRACE: Can the Political Turn Too Personal?” by Bárbara Selfridge
Grace Paley is, if you ask me, the greatest writer and activist on earth.  And when I say I want to be Grace Paley’s wife, I don’t mean that I want to replace her husband.  I just want the world to adopt all Gracisms AND to acknowledge the infinite usefulness of Women’s Work.  A true-ish solo performance (“You write the lie that tells the truth”) about NEA-fellow Bárbara Selfridge’s work as personal assistant to her mentor.  With creative help from David Ford, Julia McNeal and Rebecca Fisher.

“ADDICTION, INTIMACY, & GRIEF” by Malcolm Grissom
Coming soon.

“100%” by Hanna Stangebye
Coming soon.

This piece is a satirical look at the current state of medicine, by a physician currently in practice. The devolution of the practice of medicine into something that relies almost primarily on pharmacology would be funny, if it were not so tragic. Humor and a bit of clowning are a way to get past the despair many feel about their own interactions with modern medicine to see a better way, and a way out.

Buy Tickets Online Here:

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
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  • September 24, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 09-24-18 (SF)
  • October 1, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 10-01-18 (SF)
  • October 15, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 10-15-18 (SF)
  • October 22, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 10-22-18 (SF)
  • October 29, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 10-29-18 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

Upcoming Events

November 5 & 19
November 12 & 26

December 3 & 17