Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • One! Two! You! – May 17, 2018 Dear Marshians, Who would have thought that “magic mushrooms” could play such a role for Adam Strauss? His hilarious, poignant THE MUSHROOM CURE was for me an eye opening discovery journey both for myself and into his OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) world. We all are on the “spectrum” but some of us are low end buoyed ...
  • Brilliance! Two! Mushrooms! Comps! – May 3, 2018 Dear Marshians, TWO MINDS opens! Award winning: playwright, Lynne Kaufman & director, Robert Kelley, are the brilliant two minds behind this week’s opening of TWO MINDS. Not a solo mind you, but a duo! A duo of actors, Brian Herndon & Jackson Davis, playing the brilliant minds of Daniel Kahnemna & Amos Tversky; awardees of the Nobel Prize ...
  • F2 Femme Fatale – April 26, 2018 Dear Marshians, SAN FRANCISCO This is the final week of two femme fatale-ish performances. One, Jill Vice in A FATAL STEP, plays an ultimate fem fatale, trying to keep her hold on her podiatrist boyfriend. Meanwhile, Maureen Langan in THE DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN, rails against Kim Kardashian: why can Kim get a book deal and Maureen, English ...
  • Must See These Closing Shows – April 18, 2018 Dear Marshians, Must See Shows, Closing Saturday David Kleinberg’s story of Vietnam Vet journeying back 50 years later in RETURN TO THE SCENE Of THE CRIME. Steve Budd’s deeply personal stories of love in WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE. 4 Final Shows Jill Vice’s A FATAL STEP and Maureen Langan’s DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN continue to own the Mainstage! Unique Derique’s ...
  • Brilliant Shows, Generous Discounts – April 11, 2018 Dear Marshians, Which One? Which of the 11 shows playing at The Marsh this week will you see? Michael Polla has called Adam Strauss’ THE MUSHROOM CURE “brilliant, hilarious, and moving.” It is ~ As is: Maureen Langan’s dynamic DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN Don Reed’s East 14th prequel CAN YOU DIG IT? THE 60s Unique Derique’s family fave FOOL LA LA Over ...
  • 14 Shows 4 Days: Marshy Branches – April 5, 2018 Dear Marshians, “Oh my goodness, the light, the light. It is so beautiful.” I’m on my ritual blissful walk in the Trinity Alps to Bowerman’s Barn. Light is just emanating from the shimmering green green moss on tree branches. Is this mania? “That’s your saboteur,” says my life coach (herein called LC). “When it rears its dampening head, take ...
  • Adam, Don, Unique Begin! Diane closes – March 28, 2018 Dear Marshians, However do we get beyond the band our life plays? If you find you can’t get out of the house, because the shirt isn’t perfect, or the “this” or “that”… If you find yourself with a blinding headache. If you find yourself stuck in the day-to-day: HAVE FUN! Expand! Adam Strauss is back, starting Friday in Berkeley, with ...
  • Scenes of the Crimes – March 22, 2018 Dear Marshians, SAN FRANCISCO Tomorrow, David Kleinberg opens RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. Fifty years after he leaves his basecamp in Vietnam, David returns. Eye opening. Celebrate with us this Friday. Speaking of crimes of a most different type, Jill Vice is back this Saturday with A FATAL STEP. See what solo performance can do for ...
  • What Could Be Better – March 14, 2018 Dear Marshians. It was a wonder! It was madness. marsh madness. Wow. 28 Performances. 53 performers. With lively excited Marsh madness(er)s going between the theaters. Thank you for making it a success. Then we judged the final four top performances. Wow. congratulations: 1st Place: The New Dolores. 2nd Place: July 14–A Peek at a 21st Century Love ...
  • Score. Marsh Madness Marathon – February 28, 2018 Dear Marshians, MARSH MADNESS March 9-11 Find new performance loves! Score the teams! FUN!!! Just think. You can spend an hour or many, many hours discovering new performers and performances, one lost at a time. AND be their advocates. Help them to victory! Twenty-eight 40 minute slots in both San Francisco theaters. A cornucopia1 Soloists, duets, quads, all performing ...