Joshua Townshend & Adam Lesser

NOTES ON YOUR NOTES (A Live Podcast Recording)

with Joshua Townshend-Zellner & Adam Lesser

Monday, April 30, 2018 | 7:30pm
San Francisco


Event Description

Join us for an evening of deep conversation around the creative process and how community and connection are the keys to our success.

Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman joins the creators of the weekly podcast Notes on Your Notes, Joshua Townshend and Adam Lesser, to discuss her process for leading and growing the nation’s foremost theater for the solo performance. Also joining us will be a Special Guest Artists that will be opening a new show the Marsh Theater. Be ready to hear an exciting story about their journey that took them from a creative spark, through show development to finally, landing a run at The Marsh.

This is an opportunity for everyone to connect with other artists and creators. There will be a “no host bar” before the event and during intermission/mixer time as we build a stronger community around the appreciation of the creative process and our personal commitments to our art.

It won’t stop there. The second half of the evening will be a master class in direction and story development as acclaimed theater director, Joshua Townshend-Zellner leads a select group of 3 performers through their process of sharing their material, taking notes, and integrating and evolving their work in the moment. Co-Host and writer/journalist Adam Lesser will be providing notes to strengthen the narrative, the dialogue and overall structure. It’s a rare opportunity to see the storytelling development process that will make your creative projects–whatever they are–more powerful and land with the impact you want to create. Special Bonus–we will be having an audience Q&A session.

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Artist Biographies

JOSHUA TOWNSHEND-ZELLNER has been involved in the theater, film, and entertainment industry for over 25 years as a writer, actor, producer, and director. he has trained with many luminaries of the International Theater scene including Ron Sossi, Yoshi Oida, George Shandoff, Osentinsky, Ryszard Cieslak.

Joshua has blended his worlds of Theater & Improvisation training along with his studies in the yogic and shamanic traditions to create experience based techniques and skills that will take you on a deep dive into the creative process. his background as a cultural creative, director, acting acting coach and phenomenologist will support your process as you are guided through the labyrinth of writing and performing your creative art.

ADAM LESSER has always been fascinated by the creative process. For over a decade he’s been digging through blog posts, biographies, podcasts learning about the diversity of work habits that creative people have employed. As a journalist, his career began as an assignment editor for NBC News where he began working 6 months prior for the San Francisco based media company Gigaom. he has written for, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Review Review, and WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. he writes screenplays, TV Pilots, and short stories.

Show Info

Tickets: $10 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm | San Francisco
2 Hours | 1 Intermission | Ages 18+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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