Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with founder Stephanie Weisman
Stephanie’s special guest
Thursday, Jun 4 at 7:30pm PST
At this momentous time, we are fortunate to have longtime Marsh performer, Brian Copeland joining us.
Brian Copeland has been in show business since age 18. Soon, he was headlining comedy clubs and concerts across the country and opening for Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Ringo Starr, and Aretha Franklin in venues across the U.S.
Then Copeland branched off into TV, appearing in comedy programs on NBC, A&E, and MTV. He spent five years as co-host of SF FOX affiliate KTVU program Mornings on 2 and two years hosting SF ABC affiliate KGO’s Emmy Award-winning afternoon talker 7Live. (who later premiered THE BRIAN COPELAND SHOW).
Copeland premiered NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN at The Marsh in 2004. This critically acclaimed exploration of race and identity created an audience-pleasing blend of laughter, tears, and sociology that led to the show becoming the longest-running solo play in SF theatrical history. Successful runs in LA and Off-Broadway and a bestselling book adaptation followed.
Brian has also premiered THE WAITING PERIOD, THE JEWELRY BOX, and THE SCION at The Marsh. We are currently scheduled to debut his newest piece, GRANDMA & ME: AN ODE TO SINGLE PARENTS as soon as possible.