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

Thursday March 11, 2021 at 7:30pm

Helen Stoltzfus

In conversation with Founder Stephanie Weisman on the Upcoming Solo Performer Spotlight performance of Dispatches from the Great Burning: What My Mennonite Ancestors and the Gobi Bear Taught Me About Surviving the Climate Emergency.

Includes a sneak peak performance excerpt!

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About the Guest

Helen Stoltzfus is co-artistic director and co-founder of Black Swan Arts & Media, an Oakland-based theatre that creates and produces original performance and multimedia works that transcend barriers of race, religion, culture, and politics.   Helen has been creating, performing, directing and teaching solo and ensemble theatre for over twenty-five years.  Her most recent solo work about her awakening to the climate crisis is called “Dispatches from the Great Burning:  What My Mennonite Ancestors and the Gobi Bear Taught Me About Surviving the Climate Emergency.”

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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