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

Thursday February 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

Ron Jones

Author, storyteller, and former Palo Alto history teacher Ron Jones returns to The Marsh for performance excerpts of three works (Breanna, Birds, and Escape) that touch on the topics of race, family, love, living through the COVID-19 pandemic, and more

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About the Guest

Ron Jones has performed several stories from his life including Buddha Blues – The team that never lost a game – Say Ray – When God winked – Naked Zombie and BIRDS.  With the help of the Marsh Youth Theater he wrote the  book and lyrics for THE WAVE MUSICAL . Ron is a member of The Marsh Club Solo and participant in Charlie Varon’s zoom writing group. Ron shares his life with Deanna in their home on Stanyan street where they took in homeless children at the request of their daughter Hilary.  On February 8 th they celebrate 58 years of marriage and the blessing of grandchildren Breanna and taylor. They are soon to become great grandparents. 

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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