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The Marsh

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The Marsh


San Francisco East Bay


The Marsh is known as "a breeding ground for new performance." It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and pre-COVID hosted more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest." The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it "one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible." Since its launch in April 2020, the theatre's digital platform MarshStream has garnered more than 100,000 viewers. Notable MarshStream moments include the debut of MarshStream International Solo Fest 1 and 2, The Marsh's first-ever digital festivals, and the U.S. premiere of The Invisible Line, a new documentary about one of the world's most famous social experiments gone wrong. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic MarshStream has hosted over 700 LIVE streams, providing some 300 performers a platform to continue developing and producing art. The Marsh will continue to offer digital content on MarshStream, as well as in- person performances.

Additional Info

Accepting script submissions? : Limited

How to submit scripts : Monday Night Marsh Submissions at:

Rising and Run Submissions at:

Holding general auditions? : No

Spaces for rent : Performance space, Rehearsal space, Other space

How to rent space : Contact

We are able to hire from the following unions: : None at this time

Cities company performs in : Berkeley, San Francisco

Genre(s) : Solo performance, Readings/workshops, Cabaret, Music

Year founded : 1989

Venue Capacity : 50-99, 100-249

Box office phone : 415-282-3055

Box office email :

Press inquiries contact information :

Venue address : 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Office address : 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Wheelchair accessible? : Yes

Audio descriptions available? : No

Sensory-friendly showings available? : No

ASL interpretation available? : No

Assisted listening devices available? : No

Gender-inclusive restrooms available? : Yes

Other accessibility options : Virtual/hybrid showings

Where to find more accessibility information :

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