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: July 26, 2021
HOW TO SUBMIT: Send your title, blurb, bio, and photo of either you or something that represents your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate whether you are submitting a 10-20 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 email@example.com.
Monday Night MarshStream Upcoming Performances
“The Captain” by Joan Bernier
SHOW DESCRIPTION: We begin our voyage. Port side, a 20th century Sea Captain from Québec who shaped the North of Canada. Starboard side, we meet an Inuit leader, a member of this new nation, Canada. His journey home is perilous, with widespread consequences. On the ratlines, a woman explores lineage, kinship and how to navigate in a starless sky.
This is an excerpt of the play, The Captain, which will be performed in full/in person at The Montreal Fringe Festival – June, 2022.
Special Thanks to Rebecca Fisher. Written in collaboration with David Ford. Directed by David Ford.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Joan Bernier is an actor/playwright in the San Francisco Bay Area. An excerpt of her previous play, Haditha, was seen as part of B.A.S.H./Bay Area Playwrights Festival and performed at Ion Theater in San Diego. Joan has trained at San Francisco State, Berkeley Rep and The Marsh in San Francisco with David Ford. Her work can be found at: https://www.snakeandrodtheatre.org