General Show Information
EVERY Monday at 7:30pm LIVE
About Monday Night Marsh
Like many theaters in our community, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice. But that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to feature unique works-in-progress. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few twists. Every Monday at 7:30pm, we bring you live plays, musicals, and projects from performers, both familiar and new, via ZOOM.
Stephanie Weisman, our theater’s founder and artistic director, started The Marsh because she wanted a place for writers and performers like herself to easily develop their work. In 1989, she planted a seed by starting a Monday night performance series at the Hotel Utah on Bryant Street. Monday Night Marsh is the seed that sprouted into what is now The Marsh Theater: A Breeding Ground for New performance. The program prides itself in sharing personal stories and unique experiences of all types, with a goal of amplifying the voices of our community. It is crucial, now more than ever, to share your story. Local celebrities like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez got their start on Monday Night Marsh.
Join us every Monday at 7:30pm. Wonderful things can happen.
Now Accepting Submissions!
Calling all storytellers! We are now accepting submissions for Monday Night MarshStream’s summer series on an ongoing basis.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Potential MNMStream performers can submit a work-in-progress at any stage of the creative process up to 17 minutes long, or submit a more polished piece up to 30 minutes long. We accept solo plays, musicals, movement/dance pieces, and other similar performance projects.
July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, August 31
HOW TO SUBMIT: Use the submission link below to submit your piece. Indicate whether you are submitting a 10-17 minute piece, or a more polished 30-40 minute piece. If you are having trouble submitting a piece through the link, or have any questions at all, please contact the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Writing!
Monday Night MarshStream Schedule
July 13 – Solo Feature
A beautiful, 30 minute series of musical pieces presented by Amy Oestreicher. A Q&A with the audience will take place after the performance.
“Gutless & Grateful: Songs from My Beautiful Detour”
by Amy Oestreicher
This will be a 30 minute performance combining NEW excerpts from two of Amy’s award-winning original one-woman musicals, “Passageways: Songs of Connection, Abnormal & Sublime” and her first Broadway World-nominated “Best Theatre Debut” work, “Gutless & Grateful.” Join her for a whirlwind of songs she has written, composed and performed nationwide, with a story of resilience, beating the odds, and finding joy.
Where can we find hope, creativity, and the fuel to move forward when the world feels at a standstill? Amy Oestreicher uses her original songs, stories, mixed media artwork and humor as an unexpected passageway through profound crisis and back home, Amy shares the creativity that unexpectedly stemmed from the “detours” of autobiographical trauma, and led her back into the light. Taking audiences on a journey of discovery in an extraordinary coming of age story, Amy answers the question “can find the beauty in the wonder of life, as well as the riddles that stump us?”with an emphatic “YES.”
Amy Oestreicher is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating untold stories, and the detours in life that can spark connection and transform communities. Amy overcame a decade of trauma to become a sought-after PTSD specialist, artist, author, writer for Huffington Post, international keynote speaker, RAINN representative, and health advocate. She has given three TEDx Talks on transforming trauma through creativity and has contributed to NBC’s Today, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and MSNBC, among others. Amy has toured her multi-award-winning musical, Gutless & Grateful, to over 200 venues from 54 Below to Barrington Stage Company since its 2012 NYC debut, and developed her full-length play Flicker and a Firestarter, with Playlight Theater Co. Her multimedia musical, Passageways (original lyrics, music, book and mixed media artwork) has been performed at HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, and the Triad Theater. Her plays have been published by Eddy Theater Company, PerformerStuff, Narcissists Anthology, New World Theater’s “Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues,” and were finalists in manhattan Repertory’s Short Play Festival, NYNW Theater Fest, #MeTooTheaterWomen, “Women in the Age of Trump,” and Tennessee William’s New Orleans Literary Festival. She has recently published her memoir, “My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful. See more at www.amyoes.com
Q&A with the audience will follow the performances.
“My Double Life“ by Roopa Mohan
A trip down memory lane when I led two lives, in two different worlds.
Roopa Mohan migrated to the US in the early 80s after spending the first two decades of her life in India. She moved with her family all over the country before settling in the Bay Area. After retiring from her NGO job, she trained as a volunteer storyteller for school groups at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco where she tells stories surrounding the objects in the museum’s collection. She is now expanding her repertoire, sharing personal stories and tales she heard growing up in South India. She enjoys enhancing her stories with dance mudras (gestures) and regional songs.
“My Mother’s Dirndl Skirt“ & “Promise from a Dead Fuel Pump” by Melissa Hobbs
More info Coming soon!
“Forgiveness Rituals” by Nekia Wright
My mother passed away three years ago. She loved acting and singing and I began performing to help me connect more deeply with er so that I could process my grief and honor her life. I will explore the roles of ritual, forgiveness, and reparations in my healing process through an acoustic tapestry of traditional sounds and storytelling.
Nekia Wright is an education specialist, sound healing facilitator, and app developer based out of San Francisco with over a decade of SpEd teaching experience in the US and abroad in Guatemala, Mexico, Australia, and Panama. She healed herself with sound, movement, and healthy foods after suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, and other PTSD symptoms. Her trauma-informed sound healing workshops support diverse communities in their self-healing process through a holistic approach and methodology combining the physics, published research, and historical use of sound for health and healing in indigenous cultures. Visit www.ujamaa-inc.com for more information.
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