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.


We are now accepting submissions for the January – June 2019 series! Click for detailed instructions on how and what to include in your submission. Deadline is Monday, November 26. Email Program Director, Alexa Almira at with any questions.

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

November 5 & 19

Precious Water, I Kiss You tells several stories from Andy’s life and livelihood that surround water and habitat protection. Stories weave together a narrative about the fundamental problems humanity faces on this earth from the destruction of our aquatic habitats that are fundamental to our well being on this Earth.

“WHEN YOU ARE CALLED” by Susan Jackson and Diana Brown
Janice Surprise Heyer, televangelist with a soul, finds herself at the Spiritual Inclusion Symposium in San Francisco, Sept. 10, 2011. Politically incorrect in the most correct way ever, she works her way through the crowd, seeking believers and doers and shakers, telling stories of her Southern roots and trying to connect. Will she survive? Will the Bay Area? Can a Southern televangelist find connection in the Bay Area and still keep her faith in the words written in red?
Directed by Susan Jackson
Performed by Diana Brown.

“SUN IN THE SHADOW” by Suraya Susana Keating
Join Suraya for this poignant true-life tale in which she struggles to find inner peace in a family wrought with repression and hiding. Watch Suraya as she begins to painfully peel away the layers of a mask she learned to wear and cultivate a connection with her mother, and ultimately, with her true self. What happens during this journey may make you laugh, cry, and FEEL.

“HI. (Entering Burned Area)” by Aine Donnelly
Take the Burned Area Tour with clown Rodeo Debbie!  We are all alone in this world, but wow – what a world!!  Let’s appreciate it, our solitude and our frailties together. The tragicomic fire is always burning, so why not bring out the marshmallows and revel in the glow?

November 12 & 26

Award winning journalist Emil Guillermo on about race, sex, NPR, Harvard, and growing up Filipino in San Francisco.

From 1982-84, Kimberly Richards was an aerialist in a circus “perch act.” One night the unreliable operator of the rigging screwed up, causing one of Kim’s fellow fliers to fall 30 feet to a hard floor, with equipment falling down on her while Kim hung on for dear life far above. But the show must go on!

“THE THIRTEENTH” by George F. Mauricio
I was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island the year was 1945, the 13th child born in a family of 15 kids. Both my parents were Portuguese immigrants. I lived in Rhode Island the first 9 years growing up in Rhode Island with 9 brothers and 5 sisters. I spent 50 years working behind the scenes in theater, films, TV series and commercials. My goal at this point in my life is to come out and share my experiences.

“ME, MOM, & ALI JIHADI” by Koorosh Ostowari
Coming soon.

“GENDER JOURNEY” by Llano River Blue
NorCal native Llano River Blue has been out as genderqueer for over a decade. Gender Journey looks back on key moments of realization, chronicling Llano’s self-discovery, acceptance, and expression of an identity beyond the binary. To see more of her expression, find Llano River Blue on Instagram and YouTube.

Buy Tickets Online Here:

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

  • November 19, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 11-19-18 (SF)
  • November 26, 2018 7:30 PMMonday Night Marsh 11-26-18 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

Upcoming Events

December 3 & 17