Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Burgle: Bubble and Gurgle! – February 16, 2017 Dear Marshians, I was talking to a friend about the times and how it increasingly feels more and more community-based at The Marsh. Her response was, ‘of course, it is so hard for me to read the news these days. I need to get my ‘media’ filtered through comedy and performances.’ And because Marsh performances kind of ...
  • We Are ALL The Real Americans – February 9, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s been truly exciting. Last weekend, Zuckerburg SF General Hospital teamed up with the community group White Coats for Black Lives to buy out a performance of Al Letson’s SUMMER IN SANCTUARY. And Tom Ammiano had a benefit performance of MINCING WORDS for Planned Parenthood. This Friday, Dan Hoyle starts his limited three-week Berkeley run of a ...
  • 2! 2! 2! – February 2, 2017 Dear Marshians, Hear the echo! It’s a week of 2s for this February newsletter (aka 2.2). We have 2 female comics starting new shows this week: KGO’s Maureen Langan’s DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN in San Francisco and Alicia Dattner’s EAT, PRAY, LAUGH in Berkeley. And 2 Investigative Performative Journalists: (Both with humor because, OY, a bit of humor among tirade is ...
  • In Light! In Spirit – January 26, 2017 Dear Marshians, A group of you came to The Marsh for the Ghostlight Project last week. It was beyond wonderful, beyond expectations. Some joined us because of the comfort of being close, neighbors; some because their engagement with The Marsh; and for everyone, most deeply they ca,e to be part of a community that supported the ...
  • Ghostlight Project – January 18, 2017 Dear Marshians, Bring your flashlights and join us at The Marsh San Francisco tomorrow, Thursday, at 5pm, to be a part of the Ghostlight Project. Signs and snacks on site. The Marsh along with theater communities across the country will shine our lights together at 5:30pm to share our commitment to greater inclusion, diversity, participation, and compassion ...
  • Spirit Guides. Spirit Spikes! – January 12, 2017 Dear Marshians, Sometimes I wake and think, oh, what the hey? The news. The finances. The world. I am swirling in the muck. But then I think about the Tom Ammianos of our world, so personally and politically committed to moving us forward, the Al Letsons in the trenches with the kids and in his podcasts, Unique Derique ...
  • Laughter is Good Medicine – January 5, 2017 Dear Marshians, Welcome to 2017. I think it’s going to be a year that needs activism and belly laughs. Two things The Marsh supports in abundance. 3 Examples: Have you seen Al Letson play his girl student in SUMMER IN SANCTUARY? Activism and belly laughs at its best. (This just in: Summer in Sanctuary is this week’s Theatre Bay Area ...
  • New Year, Final Four Shows! – December 28, 2016 Dear Marshians, What a year! 605 Marsh shows in 2016! Today’s show #601. We have four more shows left before New Year’s Day. In Berkeley (3 Shows) There are 3 final shows of Unique Derique’s FOOL LA LA. Today, Thursday and Friday. So much fun for the whole family. The kids love it. Parents love it. Adults with or ...
  • Happy Holidy Dear Marshians, Happy Happy Holidays Dear Marshians! Our very own Santa (isn’t our very own Santa Doug, the most perfect Santa ever?), joined us at our wonderful holiday party last week. Santa says, Ho Ho Ho…here’s to wonderful holidays from Solstice, to Kwanza, to Hanukah to Christmas! Yes. Please! And there are Marsh shows! If you want a fantastic spirited ...
  • Darker Times…Spirit Lights! – December 14, 2016 Dear Marshians, In Darker Times…Spirit Lights! It feels a bit colder, darker these days. Even more so post 11.9. There’s a draw to hunker down. But when I get out among my “peeps,” my spirit warms. So tonight, Wednesday, December 14, starting at 7pm, join us for our Holiday Gathering. It’s free. And yes, please, we welcome your end-of-the-year donations. Starting ...