Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with Marsh and MarshStream founder Stephanie Weisman

Thursday March 4, 2021 at 7:30pm

Hai-Ting Chinn

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About the Guest

Pre-pandemic, American Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn performed in a wide range of styles and venues, including New York City Opera, The Wooster Group, Philip Glass/Robert Wilson, OperaOmnia, American Symphony Orchestra; on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Mann Center in Philadelphia, and London’s West End; and at Festivals including the Edinburgh, Verbier, Grimeborn, Tête-à-Tête, and Festival d’Autumne. Hai-Ting was featured in the revival and tour of Phillip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, and sang the role of Belle in Glass’s La Belle et la Bête; she was featured in The Wooster Group’s wildly experimental production of La Didone; she performed Peter Maxwell Davies’s unaccompanied monodrama, The Medium, on stages in London. She has had several monodramas written for her, including works by Tarik O’Regan, Stephan Dempski, and Matthew Schickele. With Soprano Lindsay Kesselman and contralto Kirsten Sollek, Hai-Ting formed Trio Triumphatrix, and during the pandemic they worked to create a visual album entitled Astronautica: Voices of Women in Space (more information at Of mixed Chinese and Jewish ancestry, Hai-Ting is a native of Northern California and currently resides in New York City, where she has barely left her apartment since March 2020.

About the Host

Photo by: Craig Lee

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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