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 Performances

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

July 9 & 23

“TROLLS IN YOGA PANTS” by Lisa Rothman
After her kids dodge bullets at the local park, Lisa brings them to a Winter Solstice Carnival in the ritzy town where she grew up. But now she’s dodging a sanctimonious parent-volunteer, a fire-breathing dragon, and–the most opponent of all–her father,…nagging her to move.

“4215 WINROSE WAY” by Gwen Carmen
4215 Winrose Way is a coming of life story about a 9 year old black girl growing up in Louisville Kentucky during the segregated 50s and 60s. This journey deals with family, race, and class, as well as how a black neighborhood not ghetto, strived  and survived during that era. Gwen Carmen is an activist, actress, educator, and writer whose work has appeared in Essence magazine, Plexus feminist newspaper, Haight Ashbury literary journal, and numerous other small presses during the 80s and 90s. She was the editor/publisher of La Morena Women of Color bilingual newspaper.

“SONGS OF JUSTICE” by John Radogno
Original political and social justice songs with a splash of laugh and a bit of bite.
July 9: Mr. San Francisco, Be Best, Rolling Rag
July 23: Emma’s Dream, Played by the Devil, Standing Up in Oakland.

“THE HUMMINGBIRD” by Kathryn Keats
Kathryn Keats first began developing “The Hummingbird” a beat musical, at Berkeley Rep’s The Ground Floor. She is thrilled to be continuing her work with David Ford at The Marsh. Kathryn is a member of SagAftra and Actors Equity. In the early ’80s, Kathryn Keats was a promising young singer and musician who had performed off Broadway and on television. But for nearly two decades she hid under an assumed identity because her boyfriend’s schizophrenia transformed him from a beloved collaborator she had written shows and music with into a homicidal stranger. When he died, Keats began writing music again, recording After the Silence and Count On Me and playing sold out concerts. Now she’s creating a show that follows her desperate attempts to save the man she loved… and then her courageous efforts to save herself.

July 16 & 30

In conjunction with the ongoing Times Unseen Projects

“THE O DIARY” by Betsy Blankenbaker
What happens after #MeToo? “The O Diary” is a must for women – and their families – who need to understand the consequences of abuse against women. Betsy Blankenbaker’s  provocative, funny, poignant , eccentric pilgrimage to heal and make peace with her body will surprise you with tears, laughter, and spark your curiosity to reclaim your voice in the world, too.

“PHOEBE’S DILEMMA” by Morganne K. Maher
Phoebe gets two phone calls that knock her out of the comfortable life she’s been living.  As a formerly incarcerated woman, she finds herself on a  journey into a women’s prison to visit the daughter of her close friend.

Historical figures come to life in this Rhythm Tale of the hopeless pursuit of love. A nameless wanderer is befriended by a mountain, then encounters Walt Whitman, John Henry, Jimi Hendrix, and Hank Williams, who both help and hinder his pursuit to find the true meaning of love. Reuben Burleson, who goes by the stage name Scudr, is currently performing and developing shows, including “Fool With The Dragon Cane,” “Pulcinella,” and Recrement.” In performance he combines rhythm tap, cane percussion, singing, storytelling, and concertina (button box) to create a primordial stew of joy and reflection.

August 6 & 20

“JUST LIKE A WOMAN” by Tiffany Doesken
“TOLERANCE?!” by Kathleen Denny
“FI-FI-FIT!” by Susannah Wood

August 13 & 27

“COMING SOON” by Robin Fletcher
“the old brown jacket” by Tommi Avicoli Mecca
“THE ETHICAL SLUT” by Jane Perkins
“DRAGON SKIN” by Steve “Spike” Wong

Buy Tickets Online Here:

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

  • July 23, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-23-18 (SF)
  • July 30, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 07-30-18 (SF)
  • August 6, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 08-06-18 (SF)
  • August 13, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 08-13-18 (SF)
  • August 20, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 08-20-18 (SF)
  • August 27, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 08-27-18 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

Upcoming Events

September 10 & 24

October 1 & 15
October 22 & 29

November 5 & 19
November 12 & 26

December 3 & 17