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

Thursday, November 5 at 7:30pm

in conversation with Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman

Margie O’Driscoll

Since the advent of COVID 19, Margie O’Driscoll  has gained an international following with an Instagram account capturing the changing streetscape of San Francisco.  Her photos capture graffiti and plywood murals, many unsigned, by artists seeking an outlet for the range of emotions we have all endured during the pandemic. If you want a perspective on urban life in times of COVID,  tune in to this presentation to rethink how you see the City.

Her photos will make you laugh, cry and sigh.

Margie O’Driscoll is a strategist and nonprofit leader based in San Francisco, working globally with creative arts and social movements.  A mother, activist and urbanist,  she has been deeply involved with creation of  affordable live/work and studio spaces for artists, founding and leading one of the largest architecture festivals in the US and developing design competitions to respond to sea level rise and zero net energy.  She is filled with boundless curiosity and self-deprecating humor.

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Margie O’Driscoll Trailer

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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