Marsh Rising

One-Night-Only performances of rising talent at The Marsh San Francisco. Marsh Rising presents works in progress that may be ready for an extended run. For information about putting on a Marsh Rising show, e-mail Sharon Eberhardt at sharon@themarsh.org.

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Performed by Naomi Newman & Linda Hirschhorn
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
90 minutes | 1 Intermission | All Ages
Tickets: $10-15 Sliding Scale

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  • June 8, 2016 7:30 PMTwo Big Mouths
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In TWO BIG MOUTHS Naomi and Linda weave a tapestry of personal stories, songs, and theatre pieces about growing up and learning a thing or two.
Here are what some folks are saying about TWO BIG MOUTHS:
“Marvelous, healing story-telling!”  
“I laughed and cried.”  
“The mixture of strength and vulnerability was a beautiful thing.”  
“Deeply moving, from the joyful to the heartbreaking.”  
Naomi and Linda make quite a powerful pair. Jewels you both are.”
Naomi Newman co-founded a Traveling Jewish Theater in 1978. For over three decades with TJT she changed hats between director, playwright, and performer, winning awards in each field. For her contributions to the cultural life in the Bay Area, Ms. Newman has received a Tikkun Award, Mill Valley Creative Achievement Award, and Theatre Bay Area’s Community Leadership Award. A book containing an oral history of her life and career is now part of the Legacy Collection of The S.F. Performing Arts Museum. Although TJT has closed its doors, Newman remains active in the Bay Area as an individual theatre artist: she has staged multiple performances and readings of six of her short plays; she continues to perform her solo show, Becoming Grace, based on the writing of Grace Paley; and as dramaturge and director, she helps other performers develop their solo pieces.

Linda Hirschhorn is a performing singer/songwriter/composer/cantor and storyteller. She travels around the country concertizing and working with or creating community choruses. Linda has released 10 recordings of original songs and published hundreds of songs that have been covered by other artists, used in movies, choreographed by dance companies, and sung in synagogues throughout the world. Linda has been the Cantor at Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro since 1987. Her women’s a cappella ensemble Vocolot celebrated its 25th anniversary in November of 2012.

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Written and Performed by Dazié Grego-Sykes
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 18 and up
Tickets: $10-15 Sliding Scale

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  • June 29, 2016 7:30 PMNigga-Roo
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Nigga-Roo: looks closely at black identity internalized racism, colorism, and the impact of oppression on the Black psyche. Dazié Grego-Sykes is known for performing multidisciplinary work that cuts through rhetoric and directly into human emotion. This has led to a style that is consistently described as being “in your face” and “unapologetic.” The ongoing question I ask myself developing this work is “what would I say about race if I were unafraid of who was listening?” The result is an hour long production that looks deeply into the collective consciousness of Black Folk.

“Nigga-Roo” materializes, in corporal form, the embodiment of life experiences, ancestral memory and pure fantasy–embracing at its core the fundamentally surreal and abstract nature of the construct of race, and by extension, blackness itself.

Dazié Rustin Grego is a poet, performance artist, and activist. Dazié’s performance work and style was developed at The Experimental Performance Institute at New College San Francisco where he received his BA in Queer Performance and Activism. He has developed and produced several solo plays including three, Where Is Adam and I AM A MAN. Currently, Dazié is studying to receive his MFA in Creative Inquiry at the California Institute of Integral Studies.