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)

February 13 & 27

“HELP, GOD, I HEAR YOU HATE US” by Beth Huizenga
We come into this life alone and we leave it alone. And one of the first and last signs of life is the ability to poop. Does that mean God has a sense of humor? Besides having a funny bone, is the Supreme Divine Being (if he or she exists) pissed? Often? Maybe. Sometimes? Probably? How can we know it’s God and not the Percocet talking? Beth Huizenga was raised in a very religious community which traumatized her young mind and spread toxins into her spirituality. learn how a toxicity in her body helped detoxify her mind and spirit. Oh, and there will be more talk of poop!

“NO SPRING CHICKENS: 100 IS THE NEW 80” by Susan Evans & Marleen Smith
Two healthcare professionals navigating the vicissitudes of aging.

“LOVE MY WAY” by Leslie McLean
After turning 40, Leslie participated in a year long love coaching program.  This piece is about that experience- trying to become the One to attract the One.  She was advised to stop dating and to limit herself to uplifting audio and visual input.   In the process she discovered an affection for Baroque music as well as a certain Czechoslovakian adult male performer.   The piece explores benefits and challenges of love coaching and the pros and cons of romantic porn.  It includes a little neuroscience of desire,  an affection for early music and a few Slavic utterances.  

“I’ve Accepted Everyone’s Death But My Own” is Liz Macera’s personal and professional (as a palliative care nurse practitioner) experiences with death.

“MY STROKE OF LUCK” by Diane Barnes
Who are you when the ‘you’ you know is gone? What becomes of your family when the ‘you’ they know is gone? And who do you all have the courage to become? Developed with David Ford and Directed by Rebecca Fisher, “My Stroke of Luck” shares Diane’s journey of medical catastrophe and recovery, not as the physician she is, but a single mom to a frightened teenage son. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Diane Barnes is a physician, Meisner trained actor, writer, and storyteller.

More Performances On…

March 6, 20
March 13, 27