Lesley Currier

Redemption is not just for me

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

By Emile DeWeaver San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 2018 Gov. Jerry Brown commuted my sentence in December from 67 years to life to 20 years to life — a rare act of mercy. I had imagined the effects of a commutation on my life; the commutation’s effect on incarcerated people at San Quentin State Prison,…

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Shakespearean ambition: Marin Shakes renovates 2 theaters at once By Lily Janiak December 22, 2017 Updated: December 23, 2017 7:58pm   Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Lesley Currier (left) and her husband, Robert Currier, are surrounded by Marin Shakespeare Company costumes in a storage area at their new, year-round downtown theater space in San…

Justic Scheer for the Marin Academy Voice

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

Humans Behind Bars Justin Scheer, Staff Writer A stain on the otherwise squeaky clean map of Marin County, a massive complex that occupies some of the most valuable real estate in California, a century-and-a-half-old structure that one observes only briefly through the windows of the Golden Gate Ferry, a giant length of weather-worn cement surrounding a…

Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars.

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https://www.upworthy.com/why-theres-much-ado-about-inmates-doing-shakespeare-behind-bars October 14, 2016 Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars. Lights! Camera! Second chances! by Erin Canty Share this story Tweet this story The stage is set. The actors put the final touches on their costumes and wait nervously in the wings. The audience is ushered in by an armed guard…

Love, Life, Laughter

Published in Mainstage Plays

An Interview with Love’s Labour’s Lost Director Rob Clare By Laura Millar Q: Why this play, and why now? A: I’ve actually wanted to do this play for a long time. It’s not one you often seen done, but I’m really not sure why. It’s a play of joy, laughter, and life affirmation.   Q:…

Elena Wright – Beloved Theatre Artist

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An interview with Trevor Hoffmann Elena Wright is a veteran of Marin Shakespeare, and a professional theater artist working in the Bay Area and beyond. Her background in stage combat and her versatility as an actor have been a huge part of the current MSC Summer Season, where she has played lead roles in both…

Meet D’Artagnan – Jonah Robinson

Published in Mainstage Plays

A Student of Everything An Interview with Jonah Robinson by Trevor Hoffmann Jonah Robinson is playing D’Artagnan, the lead character in Marin Shakespeare’s production of The Three Musketeers. He sat down with me to talk about where he comes from and where he’s going as a performer and as a person, and to tell us…

Dominican University Professor Perry Guevara on Visiting Shakespeare at San Quentin

Published in Blog, Social Justice / Prison Programs

Spring ’17 SL Course Spotlight: Shakespeare and Social Justice Goes to San Quentin Students recreating “sculptures” from the exercise at San Quentin. For the first time, Dominican is partnering with the Marin Shakespeare Company in their mission to bring the life-affirming practices of theater to prison. By Perry Guevera, Assistant Professor of English In 1989, a small yet…

A new Law featured at Marin Shakespeare Company

Published in Mainstage Plays

North Bay actress Brittany Law is featured as Margaret in Marin Shakespeare Company’s critically acclaimed production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Director Robert Currier set the comedy in Pikeville, Kentucky during the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. The production features original bluegrass and jug band music by award-winning composer, Billie Cox. Brittany also performs…