Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with Marsh and MarshStream founder Stephanie Weisman
Thursday February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm
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About the Guest
Antonia Kasper is writer, producer, actress, and director. Right before the shutdown, The Playwrights Circle, produced a staged reading of her short play, Sleeping with Harvey, in February 2020. Last summer, she produced, wrote, and directed True Confessions of The Straight Man – (A 90’s Farce) which premiered during and celebrated World Pride in NYC. She has performed stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and has studied at Circle in The Square and The Actors Studio. With a BA in Theater and English from Tulane University, Antonia has written, produced, directed, and performed many theatrical projects throughout the United States as well as in Europe. During the pandemic, she recently founded The Solo Artists’ Mastermind Group, which meets monthly via zoom and helps seasoned solo performers stay creative, supportive, and accountable in their artistic pursuits. Her production company, Kasper Productions, focuses on women geared material. Since writing 45 Coffee Dates, based on her true story, she has been a guest speaker as a dating expert and has formed The Dating Smart Workshops for both men and women. She hopes her show and book inspires everyone that… “It’s never too late for self-discovery…or love!”
About the Host
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.