Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Flinging Free (But…No Free Shrooms!) – April 20, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s a week of NEW shows. It’s a time of BELOVED shows returning. It’s a week of BRILLIANT show currency. To celebrate, we are flinging free tickets like confetti, to help all to see our performances, regardless of financial wherewithal. I’m thinking of a kaleidoscope. A story kaleidoscope of diamond shapes, where rotating the cone results in an ...
  • Solo Weaving – April 13, 2017 Dear Marshians, At our weekly staff meeting, we were discussing trajectories into solo performance. How our very first solo performance by the likes Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez, were transitions from stand-up comedy to solo performance. And how multiple “threads” have found their way into the solo weave. Building on the innate and developed talents of each ...
  • Bay Crossing (Free Tix!) Final Performances (Discounts!) – April 6, 2017 Dear Marshians, Al Letson’s Summer in Sanctuary Truly moving…impeccable impressions of the folks he changed and who changed him…shedding a hopeful light on reality…(at times) hilarious. — SF Examiner Al Letson (host of NPR’s Reveal) takes his fantastic solo performance, SUMMER IN SANCTUARY across the Bay. We are thrilled to have this wonderful show move to The Marsh ...
  • My Amazing Experience! – March 30, 2017 Dear Marshian, Tuesday night, as part of our TELL IT ON TUESDAY series, I performed a workshop of my very own solo performance. Actually, a solo performance musical with musical accompaniment by the fabulous Ellen Hoffman. My first outing, after starting The Marsh over 27 years ago for this very reason–to develop a solo performance. Ok, so ...
  • “Aren’t You Lucky To Work Here?” – March 23, 2017 Dear Marshians. Stephanie is out this week, so she asked me to step in with this newsletter. Hello everyone! I want to tell you about this moment that happened late Monday. I was rummaging around in the staff fridge looking for leftover dolmas, when a woman running lines for MONDAY NIGHT MARSH said, “aren’t you lucky to ...
  • Gifting Alicia and Al (Free Tix!) – March 16, 2017 Dear Marshians, We are thrilled that Alicia Dattener is extending EAT ,PRAY, ALUGH in Berkeley. To celebrate we are offering 5 pairs of FREE tickets to her show tonight with the passcode ‘guru.’ Join us for the FINAL weekends of Al Letson’s SUMMER IN SANCTUARY in San Francisco. It is a tremendous show. Use the passcode ‘Biggie’ ...
  • Women’s Day! – March 8, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! At our Tuesday staff meeting, a twenty-something staff member said that she would both be going to the Women’ s protest and coming to work today. She felt her Marsh work was important work for the arts. I feel so proud of my young staff, their thoughtful consciousness, their understanding of their ...
  • Celebrate – March 2, 2017 Dear Marshians, It’s March. It’s getting towards spring. We must celebrate! Energize. Art rising amidst the mist. Women are celebrating. It’s Women’s History Month! Elaine Magree opens her acclaimed San Francisco run of HOLDING THE EDGE this Friday. There will be cake! Maureen Langan in DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN and Alicia Dattner in EAT, PRAY, LAUGH! Go go go ...
  • Sunny Maureen! Shimmering Tom! Sunset Potluck – February 24, 2017 Dear Marshians, Sunny days!!! Thank goodness for the needed rain, but it sure is nice to traverse in the sunlight. Did you see Tom Ammiano’s Sunday Chronicle Style article and cover? His blue hair shimmering! Shimmering in the sunlight. Just 3 more MINCING WORDS performances. This Saturday and then a new day added, a Thursday + Thursday. And ...
  • Burgle: Bubble and Gurgle! – February 16, 2017 Dear Marshians, I was talking to a friend about the times and how it increasingly feels more and more community-based at The Marsh. Her response was, ‘of course, it is so hard for me to read the news these days. I need to get my ‘media’ filtered through comedy and performances.’ And because Marsh performances kind of ...