Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Jill Vice, Noir with a Female Twist! – January 21, 2018 Dear Marshians, Maggie here, I’m writing the newsletter this week as Stephanie is off in New York City at APAP (Association of American Arts Professionals). With the second annual Women’s March this Saturday, I find myself thinking of all the women. Celebrate women at The Marsh this weekend Jill Vice starts A FATAL STEP this Thursday. While the noir ...
  • Sign Up for Marsh Madness! – January 10, 2018 Dear Marshians, We’re having our first ever Marsh Madness, March 9th-11th, and want to see your performance. Win $1,000 and a weekend run at The Marsh! Marsh Madness is a weekend long performance festival where anyone can sign up in teams of 1-5 and you’ll get a 40 minute window to perform. Fill the house, get audience ...
  • FINALE Unique Derique. Diane, Don Return! January 4, 2018 Dear Marshians, Celebrating 2018! I hope your holidays were great! THANKS to all who dinated t our end-of-year campaign. Your support makes it all possible. This week we have 3 shows inspiring our new year! SAN FRANCISCO Diane Barnes’ MY STROKE OF LUCK starts its inspiring extension tonight and Saturday. Don Reed’s KIPLING HOTEL exuberantly graces our stage on Saturday and Sunday. BERKELEY It’s the final ...
  • What Does Feminism Mean? – December 21, 2017 Dear Marshians, Late into The Marsh’s Holiday Party last week once the planned festivities were over, right before clean up, I sat down with staff members. They were talking about what it was like to work at a woman-led organization. How it was different. How they felt empowered and supported. I was inspired and grateful to hear ...
  • Piper Closes and The Jewelry Box Opens! – December 7, 2017 Dear Marshians, Piper is not only an acclaimed solo performer. He is an Alameda County Sheriff, an internationally known hip-hop performer and is currently performing his final weekend of the brilliant COPS & ROBBERS: HUNTER POETRY. Closing Night Party with FLIPSYDE Now I’m not sure if there are any other sheriffs coming to this performance, but I am ...
  • Kate Closing Saturday! – November 30, 2017 Dear Marshians, I hope you had a lovely holiday! Thanksgiving was a great weekend at The Marsh. it also gave our performers a chance to see other performers’ shows. Don Reed, who is currently starring in THE KIPLING HOTEL watched Kate Robards’ AINT THAT RICH last Friday. FYI: Kate’s final 2 performances are THIS Friday and Saturday. Must close ...
  • Enuf Stuff? The GIFT of Theater – November 24, 2017 Dear Marshians, Got enuf stuff? Please support your small business theater aka The Marsh. Thanksgiving Weekend! Come see Done, Kate, OR Diane’s shows. Secondly give the gift of Marsh Theater. We are thrilled to talk to a Marshian who loved Will Durst’s DURST CASE SCENARIO so much that he decided to make a holiday party event and invite 20 of ...
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Riches & Gifts! – November 22, 2017 Dear Marshians, Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you, Marsh family. And we invite you to our Marsh “table” this Thanksgiving weekend. So for the three days–post lavish Thanksgiving meals heaped with turkey or tofurkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie–rest up and take a walk, a drive, a BART, to and down Valencia Street and partake in a ...
  • DIane Barnes Opening! – November 15, 2017 Dear Marshians, Diane Barnes’ story is one of incredible luck, incredible misfortune, and how tenacious love can be in the face of adversity. It’s the show you should be seeing right now.” –Showbill.ca There are moments when our lives change significantly. And sometimes, it’s based on some not so great things happening; and sometimes, good things come ...
  • Piper Meets WolfHawkJaguar – November 8, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s been a year since the presidential election. It’s not such a surprise now as it was then, but it’s a skewed world. And we are seeing Marsh performances in a different light. Shows we are doing, had done, are now differently relevant. I am inspired that Jinho “Piper” Ferreira’s COPS & ROBBERS is returning ...