Blog of Stephanie Weisman, Founder and Artistic Director

  • 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 ...
  • 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’ ...