Marsh Rising

One-Night-Only performances of rising talent at The Marsh San Francisco. Marsh Rising presents works in progress that may be ready for an extended run. For information about putting on a Marsh Rising show, e-mail Sharon Eberhardt at sharoneberhardt@yahoo.com


Stop Stopping the Unstoppable 

Performed by Ross Everett & Ben Wickham
Written & Directed by Ross Everett
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 16+
Tickets: $15

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  • February 21, 2018 7:30 PMStop Stopping the Unstoppable 02-21-18 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

Join transformational life-coach “Dale Thorhammer” in his satirical look at the world of personal development you’ve been waiting for. Come see the personal development seminar that will have you laughing, thinking, loving, and growing–ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

Artist Biography

Ross Everett is an award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian and Bay Area native. Ross initially garnered notoriety from his YouTube videos and as a host on the popular YouTube channel SourceFed. Since then, his work has been featured on NBC, Fox, Discovery, and Sirius XM.


Keeping Up With The Jorgensons

Written & Performed by Jeremy Julian Greco
Directed by Mark Kenward
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+
Tickets: $15

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  • February 28, 2018 7:30 PMKeeping Up With The Jorgensons 02-28-18 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

The year is 1982. Reagan is President, E.T. is released, and Jeremy takes a road trip with his week-end father to Orange County. Forced to repeatedly tickle his father’s feet, sleep in his grandmother’s bed, and go to an unknown relative’s wedding, he’ll do and say anything that will secure a visit to the most magical place on Earth: Disneyland.

Artist Biography

Jeremy Julian Greco (playwright, performer): Jeremy Julian Greco, a San Francisco based actor, director, and writer. Greco’s first solo show, With Held, directed by Mark Kenward, was based on six months of interviews with San Francisco artist and writer John Held Jr. Greco performed With Held throughout the Bay Area, including The San Francisco Fringe Festival and the Marin Fringe Festival, where Greco won a Critics’ Circle Best Actor Award for his portrayal of the artist. In 2013, the Huffington Post wrote, “With Held is a quietly transformative work, insightful, compelling, humorous, and ripe with the stage should always possess – pathos.”

Greco has performed excerpts of his newest solo work, Keeping Up with the Jorgensons, at The Yes to Everything Festival and the 2017 San Francisco Fringe Festival to sold out crowds where it won Best of the San Francisco Fringe. George Heymont of the Huffington Post said, “Keeping Up With The Jorgensons proved to be a delightful hour of mirth mixed with adolescent angst brought on by a cast of characters that could make All in the Family, Roseanne, and Married…with Children seem a bit too Disneyfied.”


Yesterday is Tomorrow

Written & Performed by Genie & Marie Cartier
Directed by Genie & Marie Cartier
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
55 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 12+
Tickets: $15

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  • March 14, 2018 7:30 PMYesterday is Tomorrow 03-14-18 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

Yesterday is Tomorrow is the variety show for the revolution. The Cartier Sisters
take a satirical look at the past, present and future of a world increasingly hostile to
artists and dominated by technology. With singing, dancing, acrobatics and comedy.
Also, feminism.

Artist Biography

Genie Cartier is a San Francisco native with a background in Chinese acrobatics
and aerial rope training. She has performed a unique mix of acrobatics and hand-balancing on a folding chair all over San Francisco and Los Angeles, with companies
such as Hubba Hubba Revue, Fishnet Follies, Circus Finelli, Picklewater Clown
Festival, Literary Foolery and Machina Candeo. She was the co-creator and star of
Genie and Audrey’s Dream Show!, an award-winning two-woman circus, which
toured fringe festivals in 4 different cities. In 2016, she performed in Crescent Moon
Theater’s Isabella and the Jewel Divine, a circus theater fable staged in St Gregory’s
church. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in English/ Creative Writing and earned
an MFA in Creative Writing/ Poetry from SFSU. Her first novella Fog City
Summer ran on brokeassstuart.com as a 6-part serial.

Marie Cartier is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised, living and working in San
Francisco. A trained actor, her work in theater also spans everything from light and
sound operation to props design and education. She teaches with the San Francisco
Mime Troupe’s Youth Theater Project and even spent a year working in the booth at
the Marsh as a technician on a number of shows. Marie also goes on biking
adventures to add to her “Plein Air SF” painting series, celebrating the natural
beauty of San Francisco and Northern California. She holds BA’s in Theater and
Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley. Check out the wide variety of her
work at mariecartier.weebly.com


Don’t You Have Dignity, Mama?

Written & Performed by Xiaojuan Shu
Developed with David Ford
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
70 minutes | No intermission | Ages 12+
Tickets: $15

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  • May 9, 2018 7:30 PMDon't You Have Dignity Mama? 05-09-18 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

Don’t You Have Dignity, Mama? is a memoir of awakening and rediscovering what it really means to come “home.” Being a peasant’s daughter was a source of great shame for Xiaojuan growing up in China. In the 1980s and 1990s, peasants, who were 80% of the population of China, were not only excluded from the social benefits that even low-paid state-run factory workers enjoyed, but they also had to pay heavy agricultural taxes. Xiaouan’s peasant mother did everything possible to support Xiaojuan and her brother in going to school so that they would not become peasants like her. She worked in polluted factories, scavenged, and even sold her own blood to pay for Xiaojuan’s schooling. Can Xiaojuan ever overcome the shame of having a peasant mother? Can she ever pay her mother back? Can she achieve her “American dream” and does she really even want to? This moving story highlights a powerful mother-daughter relationship, a Chinese immigrant’s struggles between two cultures, and a universal soul-searching pilgrimage. This narrative will take you on an authentic human voyage that is poignant at times, and very funny at others. You will laugh, cry, and walk away deeply inspired.  

Artist Biography

Xiao was born and raised in China and studied medicine and business in the universities. She started writing her own stories and cultivating her voice on the stage of The Marsh in San Francisco in 2009. She performed the early version of her show at the 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival and shared its excerpts in various venues in the Bay Area over the years, including Monday Night Marsh, Tell it On Tuesday, Solo Sundays, Lit Crawl, and other storytelling events. In 2016, she was cast in the play Chinglish, produced by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) in Nevada City. In 2017, CATS sponsored her one-person show at The Open Book in Grass Valley, which was received with a standing ovation. She is grateful for all the teachings in writing, dancing, singing, acting, and performing from many mentors and friends over the years. Writing and performing her own story has been a transformational part of her life of self-discovery.