October 7–11, 2020
This fall The Marsh will welcome performers and theater lovers from around the world to its first-ever MarshStream International Solo Fest,
an online fete presenting solo work via its online theater platform.
The goal of MISF is to connect solo performers with audiences across the globe while presenting unique solo shows created exclusively for the Zoom “black box” theater. All performances also include a post-show Q & A, a key part of the community building.
Thank you to all who submitted for the festival.
Notifications will be sent between September 7-14, 2020
regarding acceptance into the festival.
MarshStream launched in April 2020, shortly after shelter-in-place orders were instituted in California, and from the beginning received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response with hundreds flocking to view and participate each night. Current MarshStream programming varies daily, including Monday Night MarshStream (short performances by a variety of artists), WildCard Tuesdays (everything from book/writer discussions, sing-a-longs, Tell It On Tuesday, to Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga), Wednesday Solo Arts Heal (offering stories of health, advocacy, and inspiration), Stephanie’s MarshStream on Thursday nights (interview, bantering, Q&A, and performance excerpts with Marsh favorites, moderated by Marsh founder Stephanie Weisman), Bingo! on Fridays hosted by Josh Kornbluth, plus live full-length performance concert readings, archived performance streams, performance development classes, fitness and singing lessons. Content is offered at 7:30pm nightly with mid-day youth programs throughout the week via Zoom and YouTube.
Elizabeth Zitrin is the Executive Producer
Funding support from Elizabeth Zitrin – Zitrin Foundation
ABOUT OUT FOUNDER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Stephanie Weisman founded and has been the Artistic/Executive Director of The Marsh since its inception in 1989. Under her leadership, The Marsh has grown from a one-night-a-week performance series to producing 600-700 shows annually on its four stages. In addition to its developing work performance series, The Marsh’s programs include: artist-in-residencies, after-school and summer workshops for youth both onsite and in 5 SFUSD, and performance development classes, workshops and Performance Initiatives. In 1996 Stephanie spearheaded the drive to successfully buy their 12,000 sq ft facility on Valencia Street in San Francisco. This increased The Marsh’s programs four-fold as well as provided for a stable Bay Area arts organization. In 2010, The Marsh added a second venue in Berkeley. In 2020, Stephanie initiated MarshStream. She is currently at work developing her opera, Aphrodisia, with dancer, Wei Wang.
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