Calling all Storytellers!
Monday Night MarshStream Schedule
“THE FRIENDSHIP SHOW presents: TEN MINUTES OF FRIEND”
by Jill Eickmann
Jill is looking for a friend. Want to play with Jill? In the San Francisco tech mecca of disconnected connection, how do we cultivate and sustain authentic adult friendships? Though improvisation, clown, and self-revelatory theatre, Jill will lead you through a courageous and disarming exploration of of friendship. In this Marsh show- Jill will present “Ten Minutes of Friend” with a special friend.
Jill Eickmann is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Leela, a holistic San Francisco based improvisational theater and training center. She is also a Producer and Board Member for The San Francisco Improv Festival and Executive Producer for Femprovisor Fest: SF’s womxn’s improv festival. Jill has directed over 150 original productions. For the past 20 years, Jill has taught her signature style of improvisation to thousands of improvisors of all ages and walks of life. She’s performed and taught at improv festivals in San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Honolulu, Sacramento, and Chicago. She has directed many ensembles through Leela’s Performing Improv Ensembles (PIE) Program and taught a private improv class to cast members of Disney’s The Lion King – Broadway Tour. Jill was the founder of the three person improv ensemble, Road Dawgz, where she performed with Tony Award Winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Law Tarello (Photo City Improv- Rochester) throughout NYC. She studied in New York and Chicago with some of the best from Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB), The Second City, IO (Formerly Improv Olympic), Annoyance Productions, and Magnet Theater. Jill is also a psychotherapist, drama therapist, and self-revelatory theatre director, who continues to research and teach the psychological implications and therapeutic benefits of improvisation. She worked for many years as a play therapist and adoption social worker for children and families involved in the foster care system.
“THE PEOPLE’S COLLECTIVE DEBT ABSOLUTION SPELL”
by Sailor Holladay
Are you drowning in debt? Do you feel bad for all those who are? Come participate in the People’s Collective Debt Absolution Spell! Sailor will cast a spell to help you psychically absolve yourself and others from debt. Bring a pen and paper if you can. Feel free to bring receipts, past due and unopened bills, your graduate degree transcripts, your home mortgages, your payday lender receipts, your ideas about how to get free.
Sailor Holladay has three master’s degrees and six figures of student loan debt. This is her third public debt absolution spell in a series. The first was cast in Portland, Oregon and the second in San Antonio, Texas. These spells have seen actual results including greater happiness.
“UNDER THE SINGING TREE: UNTOLD STORIES OF RESILIENCE”
by Amy Oestreicher
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. Under The Singing Tree takes audiences on a journey of discovery in an extraordinary coming of age story, answering the question “can find the beauty in the wonder of life, as well as the riddles that stump us?”with an emphatic “YES.”
Amy Oestreicheris 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 The 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 Theatre 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 Theatre Company, PerformerStuff, Narcissists Anthology, New World Theatre’s “Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues,” and were finalists in Manhattan Repertory’s Short Play Festival, NYNW Theatre Fest, #MeTooTheatreWomen, “Women in the Age of Trump,” and Tennessee Williams’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.
“BARDO” by Michal Victoria
June 15 – Special Edition
Performances from the Formerly Incarcerated Peoples Project that will feature performances from mothers who have formerly incarcerated children. Directed & Produced by Mark Kenward, Rebecca Fisher, & Wayne Harris. Consulting Producer: Toni Weingarten