Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • Unstoppable! Cure! Fool! Dig It! – June 20, 2018 Dear Marshians, Unstoppable starts Friday! Opening party Saturday! Ross Everett opens STOP STOPPING THE UNSTOPPABLE. Join Everett’s life coach alter-ego, Dale Thorhammer as he takes you down the road of personal development with unstoppable jokes, random chants, and trivial advice. Ross initially garnered notoriety from his YouTube videos and as a host on the popular YouTube channel SourceFed. ...
  • Two Minds! Don! Adam! Derique! Marsh Talk! – June 7, 2018 Dear Marshians, Join your mind with Lynne Kaufman’s TWO MINDS for its final 2 performances; this Friday and Saturday. What  great show. Great acting. Great directing. Mind blowing. Don Reed’s Can You Dig It? – THE 60s (prequel to East 14th) has ONLY 3 more shows in San Francisco. Do Not Miss Mr. Fabulous Reed. San Francisco run ...
  • Amazing Performance Like Good Wine – May 31, 2018 Dear Marshians, Sometimes I am amazed that I am still amazed at the things I see at The Marsh. It’s almost 29 years. Like last night’s closing of Will Durst’s DURST CASE SCENARIO. It started out with a pre WILL & WILLIW SHOW, featuring Will and Willie Brown and special guest Christine Pelosi. What a fire brand. What ...
  • TWO MINDS, Adam Strauss, Don Reed, and Will Closing! – May 24, 2018 Dear Marshians, It was wonderful sitting down with Robert Kelley last week and doing a “From the White Couch” interview. He founded and has been the Artistic Director of Theater Works for the past 48 years. Compared to Kelley, I’m just an Artistic Director “babe” at a mere 28 years. We talked for almost an hour. ...
  • One! Two! You! – May 17, 2018 Dear Marshians, Who would have thought that “magic mushrooms” could play such a role for Adam Strauss? His hilarious, poignant THE MUSHROOM CURE was for me an eye opening discovery journey both for myself and into his OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) world. We all are on the “spectrum” but some of us are low end buoyed ...
  • Brilliance! Two! Mushrooms! Comps! – May 3, 2018 Dear Marshians, TWO MINDS opens! Award winning: playwright, Lynne Kaufman & director, Robert Kelley, are the brilliant two minds behind this week’s opening of TWO MINDS. Not a solo mind you, but a duo! A duo of actors, Brian Herndon & Jackson Davis, playing the brilliant minds of Daniel Kahnemna & Amos Tversky; awardees of the Nobel Prize ...
  • F2 Femme Fatale – April 26, 2018 Dear Marshians, SAN FRANCISCO This is the final week of two femme fatale-ish performances. One, Jill Vice in A FATAL STEP, plays an ultimate fem fatale, trying to keep her hold on her podiatrist boyfriend. Meanwhile, Maureen Langan in THE DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN, rails against Kim Kardashian: why can Kim get a book deal and Maureen, English ...
  • Must See These Closing Shows – April 18, 2018 Dear Marshians, Must See Shows, Closing Saturday David Kleinberg’s story of Vietnam Vet journeying back 50 years later in RETURN TO THE SCENE Of THE CRIME. Steve Budd’s deeply personal stories of love in WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE. 4 Final Shows Jill Vice’s A FATAL STEP and Maureen Langan’s DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN continue to own the Mainstage! Unique Derique’s ...
  • 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 ...