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Culture, The Exhibitionist What Playwright Safiya Martinez Learned at The Marsh

What Playwright Safiya Martinez Learned at The Marsh

Dancer, poet and playwright Safiya Martinez studied acting at New York University. But she said she learned more in David Ford's three-month class at the Marsh than she did at NYU. "To me, why he's a genius is he's really…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Vital Signs</em> Performer and Nurse Offers Probing Look into the S.F. Hospital Scene

Vital Signs Performer and Nurse Offers Probing Look into the S.F. Hospital Scene

Alison Whittaker's fellow nurses are her heroes, and in Vital Signs, her one-woman show at San Francisco's Marsh Theater, she portrays the humor, support, and steadiness they display while encountering just about everything at a major S.F. hospital --…
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Calendar, Night&Day He'd Die to Be Famous

He'd Die to Be Famous

“What would Jesus tweet?” “Oops, did I just click send?” “I’m going to pretend I didn’t see your nipple-piercing video.” Those lines are from FWD: Life Gone Viral, a play that examines life, death, and the Internet. The idea came…
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Culture, Stage Charlie Varon's visionary <i>Rabbi Sam</i> leaves audiences rapt

Charlie Varon's visionary Rabbi Sam leaves audiences rapt

Several years ago, through a strange sequence of events, Charlie Varon found himself delivering the Yom Kippur sermon at his synagogue in San Francisco. Though lacking any formal rabbinical training, the writer and performer prepared for his debut in the…
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American Joe pits liberal sister against army brother

Despite being given life by the same DNA donors and being raised in the same household, siblings often grow into people who bear little resemblance to each other. Liza Raynal explores this tension using the War on Terror as a…
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Marsh Theater's 'Countercoup' Takes Audience to Rehab

Over the past 15 years, the Marsh has developed a very successful system of attracting solo artists or would-be performers to develop their life stories for the stage. With a combination of in-house directors (David Ford and Charlie Varon), classes…
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Don't Let Go of the Potato

It's not until the last story of Todd LeJeune's solo show that his tales of growing up in the Louisiana backwaters start to lift off the ground. The first act, covering LeJeune's adventures as an 11-year-old boy, is particularly slow,…
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Not a Genuine Black Man

It's not easy being green, but try being a black kid in San Leandro in the early '70s. When Brian Copeland got there -- just a few months after the Summer of Love, he points out -- it was one…
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Stage Capsules

Civil Sex Brian Freeman's play about activist Bayard Rustin strives to lift from obscurity a man instrumental to the struggle for black civil rights (he co-organized the 1963 March on Washington) whose flamboyance and sexual orientation also made him a…
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Aisle Seat

Eastern Standard NEW YORK -- OK, so it's not mass migration, but the number of theater workers who've recently left the bay to work in the City That Never Sleeps is considerable. Or so says a new New Yorker, Bill…
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