Classes and Workshops

Creating and Performing Your Own Work with David Ford Tuition: $550.00 Full tuition is due at the time of registration for all classes David Ford has been collaborating on new and unusual theater for three decades and has been an artist-in-residence at The Marsh for most of that time. The San Francisco press has variously called him “the solo performer maven“, “the monologue maestro”, “the dean of solo performance”, and “the solo performer’s best friend” and a week rarely goes by when residents of the Bay Area can not enjoy one of his productions. Class Description: Students will start with their own script, idea, character, etc. and create a twenty-minute performance piece. Topics will include: getting out of your own way; writing and improvising; the narrator as a character; the difference between psychology and art; relating to the audience. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before the first session, you will be refunded any amount over $50 that you’ve paid. If you cancel after the first session, you will be refunded half the tuition. If you cancel any time after the second session, you will receive no refund. Cancellations must be made with a Marsh staff person by calling 415-282-3055

Overview: David offers this class for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

For both “in-person” and Zoom classes, the constants are:

  • Ten students maximum
  • No last-date (we have figured out a way to add late-enrollment on AudienceView)
  • Fee is $550
  • Ten (10) sessions, typically over three (3) months, to allow David some flexibility.
  • David picks the class dates typically at the beginning, as well as the performance dates.
  • Announced six weeks prior to the first class.
  • No materials/books
  • Blurb to convey the class: “Learning to tell the difference between therapy & art.”

For this fall, it is his intention to offer as follows:

  • Berkeley In-Person, 10 am – 2 pm, Saturdays
  • San Francisco In-Person, 6 pm – 10 pm, Tuesdays
  • Two performances per class that are on stage in the two cities

Fall 2022 Dates proposed by David:

Saturday class, in-person in Berkeley   Sunday class, in-person in SF   Tuesday class, Zoom
First class:               Sept. 10                             Sept. 18                                                 Sept. 6
Last class:                Dec. 10                               Dec. 18                                                 Nov.29
Class Perf. Days:   Dec. 12 & 13                     Dec. 19 & 20                                        Dec. 5 & 6