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.
EVERY Monday at 7:30pm LIVE
About Monday Night Marsh
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.
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 45 minutes long. We accept solo plays, musicals, movement/dance pieces, and other similar performance projects.
DATES AVAILABLE: January 25, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 29,
HOW TO SUBMIT: Send your title, blurb, bio, and photo of either you or something that represents your piece to email@example.com. Indicate whether you are submitting a 10-17 minute piece, or a more polished 30-45 minute piece. If you have any questions at all, please contact the Program Director Alexa Almira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Night MarshStream Upcoming Performances
“A Matter of Life and Death” by Malcolm Grissom
SHOW DESCRIPTION: It’s the moment Malcolm’s been working towards since he was ten. It’s the moment his doctors said might never arrive. And, as it turns out, it’s the moment that changes his life forever.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Malcolm Grissom’s life started in the back seat of a sports car, in front of his entire neighborhood. So, it’s no surprise that he has spent most of his life onstage.He brings several years of performing experience as an actor, comedian, and storyteller and is a favorite friend at The Marsh Theater. Grissom has studied all aspects of interpersonal communication. He’s had to. At 9, he lost the ability to walk and talk. Combining his leadership and communication skills, he has established the company, Aloha Storytelling, where, in addition to performing and speaking, Grissom pays it forward with his coaching.
“The Recidivist: the story of Miss Doris Payne” by Nicole-Azalee
A Bay Area native, Nicole started acting when she was 10, performing on stage at Berlin’s Theater des Westens’ “Porgy & Bess” and starred as Wonnie in Arend Agthe’s television movie “Wunderjahre” when she was 11. After high school. she moved to BYC to study modern dance, but was encouraged to study acting. She joined The Barrow Group theater and attended Tisch School of the Arts’ acting program. After school, she recorded foreign-language voice overs (U.N. Radio) and played Aminah in the French short film “Le Foulard.”
She worked at The UN full time and performed children’s theater and free community theater throughout New York City’s public libraries on weekends. In 2018, she returned to her native Bay and started performing poetry. Her last roles include Vanessa in “Significant others” (San Francisco Playhouse) and Sadi in “San Francisco Stories.” She is a zoom regular at Sacred Hrounds Cafe and NYC’s Nuyorican Cafe and is releasing her first book of poetry titled “1st” on February 1st, 2021.
February 1 – Solo Feature
“Adjacent to Greatness” by Scott Knaster
What happens when you’re a nerd who spends 40 years inside Apple, Google, Microsoft, and tech startups? Stories happen! Adjacent to Greatness is about finding meaning, genius, and craziness in everyday events through 40 years of working in Silicon Valley.
February 8 – Special Edition
“Songs of Home” by Tenaya with Austin & Andrée
A Musical Performance
Tenaya and her dad, Austin, have been performing together for many years, mostly country and folk music. Original songs, popular and contemporary, but also interesting “deep tracks” with classic country stories. A few years back, Austin met Andrée, a talented and smart singer/songwriter in Lafayette originally from the east coast, and she joined the band! Austin and Andrée were supposed to be married in 2020, but we all know why that was thwarted. These 3 musicians are part of the larger band, The Saddle Sores, featuring Lonesome Eddie on pedal steel. They have been performing remotely during 2020 and this is their first time on Monday Night Marsh. Tenaya, Austin, and Andrée are in a pod, so they will be performing without masks, broadcasting from Hurst Farm in Lafayette, California.
February 22 – Solo Feature
Jacqi Bowe – Actor, Comedy Writer, Stand-Up Comedian, Showrunner, Singer, Dancer, Producer, and Ukulele Player earned a degree in MP/TV at UCLA and has been busy on stage, in television, film and commercials ever since. She gets most excited creating and producing original material.
Jacqi toured the country with her stand-up act, including The Comedy Store, Punchline and Flappers and studied comedy improv at Second City.Before the pandemic. the Jacqi Variety Show traveled to corporate events, resorts, and senior communities. During the pandemic, Jacqi keeps live streaming and zooming her show to her fans. A published cartoonist, she took first prize at The Add-ventures of Pam’la Pesto Perfekt-the Perfekt Estrogen American in Marin County Fair – home of the late Charles M. Schultz.
March 22 – Solo Feature
Mick Renner has been a college professor, professional actor, and a technical writer. He started acting in the Bay Area in 1973, including work with Berkeley Rep, Eureka Theater, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and the Actor’s Ensemble. He has appeared recently in All the Way and Bright Star at CCCT, in The Gods are not Happy, and Othello at Inferno Theater, and in The Cherry Orchard at the Town Hall Theater.
Mick has developed two solo performances with David Ford: Velma and ADAPT. Velma was seen in 2012 at the Boulder and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. Currently in development, ADAPT is set during the aftermath of climate change. Excerpts have been performed in different venues around the SF Bay Area. For more information: www.mickrenner.com
April 5 – Solo Feature
Harriet Patterson is a Bay-Area based writer, solo performer and nonprofit executive. Alongside her 20+ year career in health nonprofits, she has appeared on Bay Area stages at Solo Sundays, Monday Night Marsh and Tell It On Tuesdays and her first solo show, Sail On!, appeared at the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival and the 2017 Boulder Fringe Festival. Her second show, Unfriending Texas, appeared at The Marsh as a part of the Times Unseen festival. A native of Dallas, Texas, Harriet lives in the East Bay with her husband and cat where she enjoys breakfast tacos, photography, and spending time outdoors. www.harrietpatterson.com
April 12 – Special Edition
David Ford’s Class Performance
April 19 – Special Edition
David Ford’s Class Performance
April 26 – Special Edition
David Ford’s Class Performance