Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • 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 ...
  • Miracles – May 18, 2017 Dear Marshians, “With Adam Strauss and The Mushroom Cure, The Marsh has once again produced a miracle of a show and one that is a must-see.” — Theatre Eddy’s Dear Marshians, The Mushroom Cure has opened. It was such a lovely opening night. So filled with you all. Thank you. The reviews are coming out and they are ...
  • Mushroom Spectrum – May 9, 2017 Dear Marshians, Aren’t we all on the spectrum? Manic. Happy. Depressed. OCD. etc. Isn’t it just to what degree? 5% 25% 99% Adam Strauss’ OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) was so bad, that he couldn’t leave the house to get to his stand-up comedy gig because he couldn’t decide what shirt to wear. This man is FUNNY! THE MUSHROOM CURE is the ...
  • E2 Experiment. Excitement – May 4, 2017 Dear Marshians, Last night we had an experiment in The Marsh Cafe. For the first time, Charlie Varon performed his new story for 21 Marshians. Also for the first time, a story was interspersed between appetizers, borscht dinner, and a black and white cookie dessert. Ohh la la. I have t say it was wonderful. Everyone sitting ...
  • Inspiration – April 27, 2017 Dear Marshians, Thank you performers for inspiration. Your dazzling story exhalations. Dear Marshians, It’s amazing to be inspired. I was inspired, ignited, to finally write the show I recently performed after taking a workshop with Ann Randolph. Ann is Dazzling. Zany. Healing. And she has found a new kundalini energy that is spiriting her performances even higher. And both LOVELAND ...
  • 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 ...