Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • 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 ...
  • 1 FINAL Dan Hoyle, Lorri Holt CLOSES – November 1, 2017 Dear Marshians, Isn’t there something about this time of year? This time after summer and before the holiday season amps up. Things seem to be moving. Like, I cleaned out my closet. Like I’m super inspired by a project (more on that soon). And, of course, seeing some great shows. MARSH BENEFIT! 1 FINAL Dan Hoyle! One added ...
  • Kate Brilliant! Comps. – October 25, 2017 Dear Marshians, Terrific! Brilliant! The reviews are coming in for Kate Robards’ AINT ATHAT RICH. “In this brilliant one-woman piece, money or no money determines both how the world looks at you and how you look at the world.” –SF Theater Blog Awestruck, I was after first seeing Kate Robards’ Marsh Rising of AINT THAT RICH and now ...
  • Thank You! – October 19, 2017 Dear Marshians, It was such a beautiful cornucopia of your food donations in our cafe. What a wonderful outpouring of community support for our northern neighbors. Thank you. Climatic events are affecting so many places. Kate Robards opening AINT THAT RICH on Saturday night recently flew back to Orange, Texas to help her mother when the house ...
  • Charlie’s Kitchen of Story and Borscht – October 11, 2017 Dear Marshians, I woke up this morning. Thinking about the times. Devastating. Armageddon in favor of profiteering over protection of the environment. A man with guns murdering 58 concertgoers. Mounting danger between loose-mouthed nuclear despots. Hurricanes. Each smoking breath, a reminder of the devastation of our northern neighbors. Can I ignore it? Not write about it? What can ...
  • Lorri Holt & Dan Hoyle YES! – October 4, 2017 Dear Marshians, “It’s immediately clear how effortlessly this consummate actress channels early 20th century French novelist Colette…Holt simply embodies the rebellious character in all her (ever-so-French) self-confidence, vulnerability, and sensual charm.” –Colette Uncensored, SF Examiner “Impressive, hilarious, moving, and provocative. Beneath the masterful humor, a rich texture of human connections asserts itself.” –The Real Americans, SF Chronicle What ...
  • Durst Case Scenario EXTENDS – September 28, 2017 Dear Marshians,, This Week: It’s amazing how things so deeply resonate in the midst of our current country situation. Different, deeper perspectives. Like Brain Copeland’s NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, the longest running solo show in Bay Area history, feels important to right now be on The Marsh’s stage. And Will Durst’s DURST CASE SCENARIO EXTENDS. So on ...
  • Closes Saturday. Breed & Rescue – September 21, 2017 Dear Marshians, Delightful. Comic. Very Moving. Thought provoking with amazing musical numbers. Creatively directed and put together. You should check it out. It might be the sleeper hit of the season.” –Dan Hoyle on Breed & Rescue This is the final week of BREED & RESCUE.  Just 3 more shows: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at The Marsh ...
  • Stephanie Meets Hannah – September 13, 2017 Dear Marshians, This week we are interviewing Hannah Taylor. A preview of the post-performance talkback this Friday. She’s the composer, writer, and performer of BREED & RESCUE, the solo performance musical. Stephanie: So what did you think it would be like doing your first solo performance? Hannah: First off I want to thank everyone for supporting this piece. It’s ...
  • Marshians Take Over the World! – September 7, 2017 Dear Marshians, Each year The Marsh develops dozens of new solo shows through our classes, performance opportunities, and private work with Marsh directors and coaches. It is wonderful when one of these shows works its way up through our “development pipeline” to have a main stage run at The Marsh. But equally exciting is when a ...