Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Charlie’s Kitchen of Story and Borscht – October 11, 2017 Dear Marshians, I woke up this morning. Thinking about the times. Devastating. Armageddon in favor of profiteering over protection of the environment. A man with guns murdering 58 concertgoers. Mounting danger between loose-mouthed nuclear despots. Hurricanes. Each smoking breath, a reminder of the devastation of our northern neighbors. Can I ignore it? Not write about it? What can ...
  • Lorri Holt & Dan Hoyle YES! – October 4, 2017 Dear Marshians, “It’s immediately clear how effortlessly this consummate actress channels early 20th century French novelist Colette…Holt simply embodies the rebellious character in all her (ever-so-French) self-confidence, vulnerability, and sensual charm.” –Colette Uncensored, SF Examiner “Impressive, hilarious, moving, and provocative. Beneath the masterful humor, a rich texture of human connections asserts itself.” –The Real Americans, SF Chronicle What ...
  • Durst Case Scenario EXTENDS – September 28, 2017 Dear Marshians,, This Week: It’s amazing how things so deeply resonate in the midst of our current country situation. Different, deeper perspectives. Like Brain Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, the longest running solo show in Bay Area history, feels important to right now be on The Marsh’s stage. And Will Durst’s DURST CASE SCENARIO EXTENDS. So on ...
  • Closes Saturday. Breed & Rescue – September 21, 2017 Dear Marshians, Delightful. Comic. Very Moving. Thought provoking with amazing musical numbers. Creatively directed and put together. You should check it out. It might be the sleeper hit of the season.” –Dan Hoyle on Breed & Rescue This is the final week of BREED & RESCUE.  Just 3 more shows: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at The Marsh ...
  • Stephanie Meets Hannah – September 13, 2017 Dear Marshians, This week we are interviewing Hannah Taylor. A preview of the post-performance talkback this Friday. She’s the composer, writer, and performer of BREED & RESCUE, the solo performance musical. Stephanie: So what did you think it would be like doing your first solo performance? Hannah: First off I want to thank everyone for supporting this piece. It’s ...
  • Marshians Take Over the World! – September 7, 2017 Dear Marshians, Each year The Marsh develops dozens of new solo shows through our classes, performance opportunities, and private work with Marsh directors and coaches. It is wonderful when one of these shows works its way up through our “development pipeline” to have a main stage run at The Marsh. But equally exciting is when a ...
  • Breed & Rescue BEGINS Gift Comps! – August 30, 2017 Dear Marshians, This week we celebrate a new show in Berkeley. Hannah Taylor’s BREED & RESCUE. A solo performance musical. Here’s what Ann Randolph has to say after seeing the Breed & Rescue workshop performance in March. “Hannah’s performance was electrifying. I was fortunate to see Part 1 and I was blown away by the execution and direction ...
  • Dan Hoyle’s EACH & EVERY THING Closing – August 24, 2017 Dear Marshians, This week we are looking for inspiration, inclusivity, community, love, not divisiveness. Find it at The Marsh in Dan Hoyle’s EACH AND EVERY THING. Only 3 more performances before it closes. Tonight, Friday, and Saturday only. Just a few tickets left. Find it at The Marsh in Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN. Find it at ...
  • Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN is Back! – August 17, 2017 Dear Marshians, Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN feels particularly timely, so we are bringing back the longest running solo show in SF history. We premiered it first in 2004. Since then, it has traveled to 30 cities and been turned into a book. Join us this weekend. A segment from Brian’s letter about why he ...
  • Why I’m Bringing Back ‘Not A Genuine Black Man’ – August 17, 2017 Why I’m Bringing Back NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN by Brian Copeland     It started out as a lark really. I had always wanted to do a one man show. I’d been a hardworking comic for years. I began doing standup the week after high school graduation and over the next two decades, I worked my way up the ...