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The Marsh Kicks Off First Solo Arts Heal Performance of the New Year with WASTE MANAGEMENT: THE SHOW

Tune in at 7:30pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

The Marsh Kicks Off First Solo Arts Heal Performance of the New Year with WASTE MANAGEMENT: THE SHOW

The Marsh kicks off its first Solo Arts Heal performance of the New Year with Debra Castellano's Waste Management: The Show - an ode to one of Castellano's true loves: recycling. In this work, a woman with way too much on her plate gives herself 49 days to save the Earth. Can she find a way to save the planet while juggling between pedicures, laundry, gynecologist appointments, and other daily distractions? Waste Management: The Show will be presented 7:30pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 on MarshStream. For more information, the public may visit

Debra Castellano, also known as blogger "Citizen Deb," grew up in the suburbs of Southern California, where smog-alerts ruled school recess and orange groves were gradually replaced with strip malls. After college, she escaped to Hollywood and became a comedy writer. When traffic jams, small talk, and athleisurewear finally killed Los Angeles, Castellano moved to New York City. There the theater beckoned, and Castellano took her words to the stage, writing published plays and sold-out one-person performances. Since she wrote Waste Management: The Show, Castellano joined an Environmental Conservation & Sustainability program at Columbia University. She recently moved to a village in the Hudson Valley of New York, where she tracks her attempts at saving the world - or at least getting people to use less plastic - on her highly personal, quirky, educational blog.


The program launched in April and has received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, with hundreds flocking to view and participate each night. MarshStream programming varies daily, with Monday Night MarshStream (short performances by a variety of artists), Wild Card Tuesdays (everything from book/writer discussions, sing-a-longs, Tell It On Tuesday, to Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga), Wednesday Solo Arts Heal (offering stories of health, advocacy, and inspiration), Stephanie's MarshStream on Thursday nights (interview, bantering, Q&A, and performance excerpts, moderated by Marsh founder Stephanie Weisman), BINGO! hosted by Josh Kornbluth and Smartest Person in the Room hosted by Don Reed, and weekend Solo Performance Spotlight featuring live full-length performances. MarshStream also offers performance development classes, as well as a noon series that includes CJ's FitnesSing weekly singing lesson and fitness class, plus a Zoomba Room. Content is typically offered at 7:30pm nightly, and mid-day throughout the week via Zoom and YouTube LIVE. MarshStream viewers are asked to contribute whatever they can afford. Donations can be made by joining The Marsh's membership program and via a virtual "tip jar" both on the website, with funds going to support and sustain The Marsh and its artists. For more information, the public may visit NOTE: Most performance streams from earlier MarshStream dates are also available on the website for viewing.

In addition to nightly program offerings on MarshStream, The Marsh has also launched Marsh Youth Theater (MYT) MarshStream, with classes offered on weekdays taught by MYT instructors. From Creative Dramatics to Storytelling, Dancing, and more, class types, instructors, and age levels vary for each class. For weekly class schedules and additional information, please visit

Between its daily programming, International Solo Fest, and MYT classes, MarshStream is set to host nearly 1000 shows by the end of 2020.

Photo Credit: Karina Fassett

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