Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Dan Hoyle’s EACH & EVERY THING Closing – August 24, 2017 Dear Marshians, This week we are looking for inspiration, inclusivity, community, love, not divisiveness. Find it at The Marsh in Dan Hoyle’s EACH AND EVERY THING. Only 3 more performances before it closes. Tonight, Friday, and Saturday only. Just a few tickets left. Find it at The Marsh in Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN. Find it at ...
  • Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN is Back! – August 17, 2017 Dear Marshians, Brian Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN feels particularly timely, so we are bringing back the longest running solo show in SF history. We premiered it first in 2004. Since then, it has traveled to 30 cities and been turned into a book. Join us this weekend. A segment from Brian’s letter about why he ...
  • Why I’m Bringing Back ‘Not A Genuine Black Man’ – August 17, 2017 Why I’m Bringing Back NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN by Brian Copeland     It started out as a lark really. I had always wanted to do a one man show. I’d been a hardworking comic for years. I began doing standup the week after high school graduation and over the next two decades, I worked my way up the ...
  • Dan Hoyle is BACK! – July 6, 2017 Dear Marshians, This morning on my way to The Marsh I stopped to get some soup for lunch, and the next thing I knew, Charlie Varon was running past me with Dan Hoyle’s guitar in tow. Yes people, Dany Hoyle is back. And he is rehearsing juicy new material for EACH AND EVRY THING which starts ...
  • The Mushroom Cure Closing Weekend! – June 29, 2017 Dear Marshians, Cogitating. What is apropos about celebrating Independence Day with a solo performance? The holiday where we celebrate the declaring of our independence. The day we celebrate freedom to choose. The freedom to be solo. To have a voice. What I wanted most when I started The Marsh in 1989, was to provide a platform, a venue ...
  • Celebrate Solstice – June 22, 2017 Dear Marshians, I’m at the annual solstice Garden of Memory performances by over 40 new music performers, duos, and ensembles. It’s the bomb I think. Hopefully I am using this adjective right. It seems a little militaristic. Anyway, I bump into Annice Jacoby, author, artist, and long-time Marshian, whose first words to me are, “this event is ...
  • FINAL Ann Randolph! OPENING Sharon’s Crazy Famous – June 15, 2017 Dear Marshians, You know how it is some days. You wake up. You look at your email. You swipe through your Facebook threads, news feeds. Maybe even read an actual newspaper. Whatever it is, do you feel stuck, stuck, stuck in the minutia? How does one burst from the morass! I say mimicry. Personalized mimicry. Meaning you may ...
  • Power of Powerlessness – June 8, 2017 Dear Marshians, We had an amazing talkback with Don Reed and Adam Strauss after THE MUSHROOM CURE on Saturday night. It was so powerful to have them talk about their OCD. Hear about their rituals before shows. Don has a sip of coke before East 14th. Adam suns himself under stage lights before THE MUSHROOM CURE. But ...
  • Reality? TV vs Performance – June 1, 2017 Dear Marshians, Kim Kardashian has a book deal. Maureen Langan does not. Maureen has a degree in English. Kim’s degree is in uh…reality TV? What’s the difference between a reality TV show and a Marsh performance? I think it has something to do with depth. marsh shows mine the depth, the story, the reality. Also, maureen is ...
  • Al Letson Closing Weekend! – May 26, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s the FINAL week of Al Letson’s SUMMER IN SANCTUARY. This is it. TWO more chances to see one of the most deeply honed, deeply important, deeply inspirational and spirited shows, performed with empathy and humor, by one of powerhouse of a person. If you haven’t seen it, or want to experience SUMMER IN SANCTUARY ...