Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with Marsh and MarshStream founder Stephanie Weisman
Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm PDT
Ron Jones is a San Francisco author and storyteller. Three of his books The Acorn People, B- Ball , and The Wave have been made into TV Specials garnering for their producers an Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe Awards. His book Say Ray was honored as American Book of the year and nominated for a Pulitzer .
Ron Jones is best known for his Palo Alto classroom experiment called The Wave. His short story of The Wave novelized by Todd Strasser is read world wide and required reading in Germany and Israel. This story about the appeal of fascism has been made into a feature film DIE WELLE and a current Netflix series We Are The Wave. Theatric versions of The Wave have appeared on stages in Madrid, Hong Kong, New Deli, Moscow, NYC , Berlin, Jerusalem, to right here in San Francisco at The Marsh.
THE INVISIBLE LINE a documentary film by Emanuel Rotstein will have its US premiere streaming on The Marsh August 8th. The Invisible Line is a cautionary story about why we give up our freedom for the prospect of feeling superior to our neighbors. It is the story of our times
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.
Upcoming Stephanie’s MarshStream Episodes
August 13 – Lynne Kaufman