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

Want the chance to perform on two nights in the Monday Night Marsh series? We will be accepting submissions for the January – June 2020 series starting Monday, October 14. Detailed information on dates and what to include in your submission will be made available on October 14. Email Program Director, Alexa Almira at mondaynight@themarsh.org with any questions in the meantime. 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


June 10 & 24

“SNAPSHOTS OF COMEDY” by Sally Love Saunders
A collection of comical incidents like ridiculous honeymoon, feeling like an alien with technology in a hotel room, and other travel comedy galore. Also I pulled out the carrots instead of pulling out the weeds on the farm where I grew up. My eye doctor told me to tell you I keep my eye glasses dirty to better keep out the sun.

“THE BIG GAY DEBUTANTE BALL” by Meg Anderson * (Performing on June 24 only)
Meg Anderson’s piece is an excerpt from her autobiographical musical, “The Big Gay Debutante Ball”–a series of vignettes telling of the terrifying and electrifying experiences of desire and shame–that dance one must dance as a queer girl growing up in a wealthy, midwestern Christian family.

“NO DR. OZ TODAY” by Stacey Andrade
“No Dr. Oz Today” is a comedy (hopefully) about menopause, women aging, and dealing with yo-yo weight gain.


July 1 & 15

“HELLO, BOAR–YOU MUST BE HUNGRY (Part II)” by Sarah Matsui
“FROM PRETENSION TO DETENTION” by Peter Sols
“ACCEPTANCE” by Nekia Wright
“TALES OF BRAVE ULYSSES” by Janet Thornburg
“BLUE LIGHT LOVE” Brittany Kamerschen

July 8 & 22

“CODE GREY IN THE SELF-CHECK LANE” by Barbara Brady
“WOMEN AT GROUND ZERO” by Mary Carouba
“GINNY-JOHN” by Jon Paul Tilleman
“SURVIVING SAN FRANCISCO” by Keli Dailey


August 5 & 19

“COLORFUL GRANDPARENTS AND BLACK & WHITE TELEVISION” by Scott Cohen
“ANY LAUGHTER HELPS” by Sabrina Miller
“LESSONS IN MISCALCULATION” by Tracy Vernon
“COMING OUT…AGAIN” by Regina Stoops

August 12 & 26

“SEX REUNITED!” by Claire Hennessy
“CAM-PAINS” by Susan Evans & Marleen Smith
“NEVER OWN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO PAINT OR FEED” by Howard Petrick
“COUNTING ON YOU” by Rebeca Slaas-Boni


September 9 & 23

“VEGANS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, & PETA” by Emil Guilermo
“IS A DOGGLEGANGER AN EVIL TWIN” by Scott Sanders
“STRING THEORY” by Dan Schifrin
“BUT WE WERE HOPING FOR AN ANEURYSM” by Lauren Mayer

September 16 & 30

“CHANNEL BPD” by Ashley Jaye
“SNAP JUDGEMENT” by Kaseem Bentley
“MISDIRECTION” by Patrick Livingstone
“JUNG’S PIANO” by Lindley Frahm


October 7 & 21

“FUN FACTS FROM MR. SCIENCE” by Danny Dechi
“ALLEGIANCES” by Amy Oppenheimer
“FROM DARKNESS TO LAUGHTER” by Hugh Moore
“TOLERANCE” by Kathleen Denny


November 4 & 18

“DEARLY BELOVED” by Dorothy Richman
“CHRYSALIS: A LOVE STORY” by Ipeleng Kgositsile
“WESTERN CANNON” by Thomas White
“ADVENTURES WITH JIMMY” by Arnie Warshaw
“CHILE! HOOD STORIES” by Sevan Kelee Boult


December 16 & 30

“THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK” by Evelyn Jean Pine
“MONEY & UNEMPLOYMENT” by Malcolm Grissom
“THE HOUSE OF WONDERS: SONGS & STORIES ABOUT HOME” by Karlyn DeSteno
“BORN AGAIN IN BERKELEY” by Theresa Donahoe
“TRAVELING WITH WHITE GHOSTS” by Scott Hildula


Buy Tickets Online Here:

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

  • June 24, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 06-24-19 (SF)
  • July 1, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-01-19 (SF)
  • July 8, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-08-19 (SF)
  • July 15, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-15-19 (SF)
  • July 22, 2019 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-22-19 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)