Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Brilliant Shows, Generous Discounts – April 11, 2018 Dear Marshians, Which One? Which of the 11 shows playing at The Marsh this week will you see? Michael Polla has called Adam Strauss’ THE MUSHROOM CURE “brilliant, hilarious, and moving.” It is ~ As is: Maureen Langan’s dynamic DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN Don Reed’s East 14th prequel CAN YOU DIG IT? THE 60s Unique Derique’s family fave FOOL LA LA Over ...
  • 14 Shows 4 Days: Marshy Branches – April 5, 2018 Dear Marshians, “Oh my goodness, the light, the light. It is so beautiful.” I’m on my ritual blissful walk in the Trinity Alps to Bowerman’s Barn. Light is just emanating from the shimmering green green moss on tree branches. Is this mania? “That’s your saboteur,” says my life coach (herein called LC). “When it rears its dampening head, take ...
  • Adam, Don, Unique Begin! Diane closes – March 28, 2018 Dear Marshians, However do we get beyond the band our life plays? If you find you can’t get out of the house, because the shirt isn’t perfect, or the “this” or “that”… If you find yourself with a blinding headache. If you find yourself stuck in the day-to-day: HAVE FUN! Expand! Adam Strauss is back, starting Friday in Berkeley, with ...
  • Scenes of the Crimes – March 22, 2018 Dear Marshians, SAN FRANCISCO Tomorrow, David Kleinberg opens RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. Fifty years after he leaves his basecamp in Vietnam, David returns. Eye opening. Celebrate with us this Friday. Speaking of crimes of a most different type, Jill Vice is back this Saturday with A FATAL STEP. See what solo performance can do for ...
  • What Could Be Better – March 14, 2018 Dear Marshians. It was a wonder! It was madness. marsh madness. Wow. 28 Performances. 53 performers. With lively excited Marsh madness(er)s going between the theaters. Thank you for making it a success. Then we judged the final four top performances. Wow. congratulations: 1st Place: The New Dolores. 2nd Place: July 14–A Peek at a 21st Century Love ...
  • Score. Marsh Madness Marathon – February 28, 2018 Dear Marshians, MARSH MADNESS March 9-11 Find new performance loves! Score the teams! FUN!!! Just think. You can spend an hour or many, many hours discovering new performers and performances, one lost at a time. AND be their advocates. Help them to victory! Twenty-eight 40 minute slots in both San Francisco theaters. A cornucopia1 Soloists, duets, quads, all performing ...
  • My Stroke of Luck Comps – February 22, 2018 Dear Marshians, “Compelling…a heartening illustration of Barnes’ sentiment, savvy and survival skills.” –SF Examiner So much incredible feedback about Diane Barnes’ MY STROKE OF LUCK. Footprints. When you think about a show like MY STROKE OF LUCK, you might think is had a very specific footprint. But the critic and audience feedback shows how far the footprint extends ...
  • Be Mine? Special Marsh Valentine Offer – February 14, 2018 Dear Marshians, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love my husband, I love y friends. my family. My doggies. I love my house. i love the Trinity Alps. I love the Marsh, the work, the art, our community. I spent the past week focusing on the love, what I do and who I am at Djerassi’s Artist Residency with such ...
  • Love? 90%? Steve Budd OPENS! – February 7, 2018 Dear Marshians, “90% of relationship challenges stem from misunderstandings about masculine and feminine dynamics.” –Kimi Avary Fallon Wow. And we have a slate of performances focused on relationship dynamics! In Berkeley, the audiences loved Steve Budd’s previews, WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE. (Great talkback, featuring Kimi and other love coaches). Join us this Friday for Steve’s opening. Post-performance cake ...
  • Steve Budd Starts in Berkeley, Jill Vice Reviewed! – January 31, 2018 Dear Marshians, What critics are saying about Jill Vice’s “A Fatal Step.” “Astonishing…transcendent…A sequence spoofing ‘Vertigo’ is worth the price of admission alone!” — San Francisco Chronicle “Wildly talented…It’s impossible to take your eyes of this animated actress.” –SF Examiner Wow, I returned to a week of INCREDIBLE Marsh performances. The opening of Jill Vice’s A FATAL STEP was spectacular. ...