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Kathryn Keats Presents THE HUMMINGBIRD as Part of the MarshStream International Solo  Photo Kathryn Keats Presents THE HUMMINGBIRD as Part of the MarshStream International Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020

Kathryn Keats is turning a harrowing experience into a positive message of hope with her new, solo stage musical, 'The Hummingbird,' premiering on Thursday, October 8 on ZOOM as part of the MarshStream International Solo Fest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Global Performers Highlighted In MarshStream International Solo Fest Photo Global Performers Highlighted In MarshStream International Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

The Marsh announces the line-up for its first-ever digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers aged 16 to 79 from across the nation and around the world, including Russia, Scotland, Israel, Canada, and Australia, as well as some of The Marsh's fan-favorites in a four day online marathon of 51 global works.

The Marsh Unveils New Daily Programming On Marshstream Photo The Marsh Unveils New Daily Programming On Marshstream
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020

The Marsh continues to offer a wide variety of new programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its popular broadcast platform.

GRANDMA & ME: An Ode To Single Parents Announced at Marin Center's Showcase Theater Photo GRANDMA & ME: An Ode To Single Parents Announced at Marin Center's Showcase Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

GRANDMA & ME: An Ode to Single Parents is the sixth performance for Brian Copeland presents The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater.

Dan Hoyle's Critically Acclaimed BORDER PEOPLE Returns To The Marsh This April Photo Dan Hoyle's Critically Acclaimed BORDER PEOPLE Returns To The Marsh This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Returning from a triumphant six-week run Off-Broadway, Border People will be presented at The Marsh Berkeley for a limited run. The newest solo show by award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, this hit is based on Hoyle's conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds.

Racial Assumptions Explored In AREN'T YOU...? At The Marsh SF Photo Racial Assumptions Explored In AREN'T YOU...? At The Marsh SF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

The Marsh San Francisco presents Aren't Youa???, the newest solo show by actor Fred Pitts recounting his hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity a?" the question is which one? Set in the Summer of 2012, Pitts finds himself at one Mission after the next, encountering docents and fellow tourists.

Brian Copeland's New Show GRANDMA & ME Debuts At The Marsh Photo Brian Copeland's New Show GRANDMA & ME Debuts At The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

The Marsh San Francisco presents GRANDMA & ME: An Ode to Single Parents, the highly anticipated new solo show by award-winning playwright and actor Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period, The Scion, The Jewelry Box). Copeland, whose critically-acclaimed Not a Genuine Black Man has earned the title of longest running solo show in San Francisco history, unveils a new work that examines the issues of single parenting, and asks what it truly means to be a father.

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE to be the Fifth Performance for The Best of San Francisco S Photo WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE to be the Fifth Performance for The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

What They Said About Love by Steve Budd is the fifth performance for Brian Copeland presents The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater. This absorbing solo play will be presented on Sunday, February 23, 2020 (7pm) at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater.

Nicole A. Watson To Direct BORDER PEOPLE By Dan Hoyle At A.R.T. New York Theatres Photo Nicole A. Watson To Direct BORDER PEOPLE By Dan Hoyle At A.R.T. New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) has named a new director for the Off Broadway premiere of acclaimed play 'Border People.' The award-winning production by playwright and actor Dan Hoyle will be directed by Nicole A. Watson (Round House Theatre a?" Maryland). 

The Marsh Berkeley Celebrates Black History Month With NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Photo The Marsh Berkeley Celebrates Black History Month With NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Marsh Berkeley celebrates Black History month with a special, one-night-only performance of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America.

The Marsh San Francisco Has Added Three Performances of Brian Copeland's THE WAITING  Photo The Marsh San Francisco Has Added Three Performances of Brian Copeland's THE WAITING PERIOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

The Marsh San Francisco has added three free performances of Brian Copeland's The Waiting Period, due to ongoing support from a GoFundMe campaign and generous corporate contributions from Summit Bank, Clint Reilly Associates, The Handlery Hotel Union Square in San Francisco, Fremont Bank, OSIsoft, and Galvan and Associates in San Leandro.

Nicole A. Watson to Direct Off-Broadway Premiere of BORDER PEOPLE and BEST OF THEATER Photo Nicole A. Watson to Direct Off-Broadway Premiere of BORDER PEOPLE and BEST OF THEATERWORKS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) has named a new director for the Off Broadway premiere of 'Border People.' The award-winning production by playwright and actor Dan Hoyle will be directed by Nicole A. Watson (Round House Theatre - Maryland).

BORDER PEOPLE Will Return to The Marsh San Francisco For Final Run Before Off-Broadwa Photo BORDER PEOPLE Will Return to The Marsh San Francisco For Final Run Before Off-Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

In preparation for its transfer to Off-Broadway for a six-week run at the end of January 2020, Border People will return for one final limited run at The Marsh San Francisco. The newest solo show by award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, this hit is based on Hoyle's conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds.

WORKING THEATER Announces Season Announcement Plus Off Broadway Transfer of BORDER PE Photo WORKING THEATER Announces Season Announcement Plus Off Broadway Transfer of BORDER PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Working Theater will transfer new play, BORDER PEOPLE, currently playing at The Marsh San Francisco to Off Broadway A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street) as part of the company's 35th anniversary season, where it is scheduled to begin previews January 25, prior to its official opening on January 30.

Brian Copeland Presents MY STROKE OF LUCK By Diane Barnes Photo Brian Copeland Presents MY STROKE OF LUCK By Diane Barnes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The second performance for Brian Copeland Presents The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater is Diane Barne's solo show My Stroke of Luck. A captivating tale of a harrowing recovery. Not everyone knows that the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated, but Diane Barnes did. As a radiologist who diagnoses strokes, Barnes did not deal with having a stroke very well; it was more than 20 hours before she went to the hospital. My Stroke of Luck follows Barnes as she recounts her experience of having a stroke, her path to recovery, and more. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Barnes shares the story of a single adoptive mother of special needs and gifted sons and how she forges a new identity after a debilitating stroke. My Stroke of Luck, directed by Rebecca Fisher and developed with David Ford, will be presented on Sunday, November 10, 2019 (7pm) at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater.

Brian Copeland's Holiday Story THE JEWELRY BOX Returns To The Marsh Photo Brian Copeland's Holiday Story THE JEWELRY BOX Returns To The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

This December, Bay Area holiday favorite The Jewelry Box returns to The Marsh San Francisco. Performed by acclaimed writer/performer Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period), hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a?oeamong the Bay Area's most honest, thoughtful and eloquent storytellers,a?? and directed by David Ford, this hilariously heartwarming story follows a young Brian as he heads to the a?oemean streetsa?? of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. When he finds the perfect gift a?" a jewelry box in the White Front Department store a?" six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box recounts Brian's adventures as he scours the a?oehelp wanteda?? ads, applies for jobs, and collects bottles, inching his way toward the perfect Christmas gift. The Jewelry Box will be presented December 5 a?" 14, 2019 (specific times below) at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm).

BORDER PEOPLE Announces Final Extension at The Marsh SF Photo BORDER PEOPLE Announces Final Extension at The Marsh SF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Before transferring to Off-Broadway for a six-week run, Border People will extend one final time at The Marsh San Francisco, through November 16.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

Brian Copeland & Charlie Varon Star In THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW Photo Brian Copeland & Charlie Varon Star In THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Solo performance legends Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon join forces to present new monologues on life in the Age of Trump in THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW. After a successful and highly-praised show in San Rafael in April, they're bringing it back on Thursday, November 14 at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater.

THE WAITING PERIOD By Brian Copeland Comes To Douglas Morrisson Theatre Photo THE WAITING PERIOD By Brian Copeland Comes To Douglas Morrisson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Brian Copeland performs The Waiting Period - winner of the Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Play, This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work outlines Copeland's own struggles with depression and suicidal thought, and is presented to everyone and to remove all barriers for those who may be struggling with depression themselves. Featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, the solo show written by Copeland and directed by David Ford, It will take place at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward, CA on Saturday, October 5, 2019 (8:00pm).

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