Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with Marsh and MarshStream founder Stephanie Weisman
Thursday June 10, 2021 at 7:30pm PT
Caridad Svich, Author of The Book of Magdalene
Giovanni Rodriguez, Founder and Artistic Director
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Remote Studios presents A Reading of
The Book of Magdalene by Caridad Svich
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work as a playwright, translator, lyricist, and essayist has been seen in print, live theatre and digital stages at diverse venues across the US and abroad. Key works in her repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Recent premieres include The Book of Magdalene and Theatre: a love story. As a screenwriter, her first feature film ( as co-screenwriter, based on her play) Fugitive Dreams has been seen at the Fantasia, Austin, Tallinn Black Nights, Manchester (UK) and Maryland Film Festivals. Among her recognitions are an American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and National Latino Playwriting Award (which she has received twice). She is founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press and an editor at Contemporary Theatre Review. They have edited several books on theatre. Her most recent book is on Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Routledge). She was awarded the 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
Giovanni Rodriguez A writer, director, producer, and communications strategist across different media — journalism, video, live events — I’m founder of the Silicon Valley Story Lab, a media strategy consulting firm. Past and present clients include Nike, Google, Intel, Microsoft, P&G, Unilever, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, Mass Mutual, the AARP, the DNC, and The Obama White House. I am also a long-time opinion writer for Forbes, and founder of the Remote Theater Company, a project born during the pandemic to advance the art of an emerging communications medium we call “live cinema.” Remote is now helping businesses up their game in video-driven engagement.
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.