Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • “Aren’t You Lucky To Work Here?” – March 23, 2017 Dear Marshians. Stephanie is out this week, so she asked me to step in with this newsletter. Hello everyone! I want to tell you about this moment that happened late Monday. I was rummaging around in the staff fridge looking for leftover dolmas, when a woman running lines for MONDAY NIGHT MARSH said, “aren’t you lucky to ...
  • Gifting Alicia and Al (Free Tix!) – March 16, 2017 Dear Marshians, We are thrilled that Alicia Dattener is extending EAT ,PRAY, ALUGH in Berkeley. To celebrate we are offering 5 pairs of FREE tickets to her show tonight with the passcode ‘guru.’ Join us for the FINAL weekends of Al Letson’s SUMMER IN SANCTUARY in San Francisco. It is a tremendous show. Use the passcode ‘Biggie’ ...
  • Women’s Day! – March 8, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! At our Tuesday staff meeting, a twenty-something staff member said that she would both be going to the Women’ s protest and coming to work today. She felt her Marsh work was important work for the arts. I feel so proud of my young staff, their thoughtful consciousness, their understanding of their ...
  • Celebrate – March 2, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s March. It’s getting towards spring. We must celebrate! Energize. Art rising amidst the mist. Women are celebrating. It’s Women’s History Month! Elaine Magree opens her acclaimed San Francisco run of HOLDING THE EDGE this Friday. There will be cake! Maureen Langan in DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN and Alicia Dattner in EAT, PRAY, LAUGH! Go go go ...
  • Sunny Maureen! Shimmering Tom! Sunset Potluck – February 24, 2017 Dear Marshians, Sunny days!!! Thank goodness for the needed rain, but it sure is nice to traverse in the sunlight. Did you see Tom Ammiano’s Sunday Chronicle Style article and cover? His blue hair shimmering! Shimmering in the sunlight. Just 3 more MINCING WORDS performances. This Saturday and then a new day added, a Thursday + Thursday. And ...
  • 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 ...