Mainstage Plays (14)

Love, Life, Laughter

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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

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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…

A new Law featured at Marin Shakespeare Company

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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…

Fight Choreographer Richard Pallaziol Interviewed

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An interview with Kim Taylor Dancer Gene Kelly inspired career of fight choreographer Richard Pallaziol Richard Pallaziol, a Napa resident since 1990, has been a professional stage fight choreographer for the past 37 years and has designed and taught the fights for nearly 300 stage productions throughout California. Both during and after studying theater at…

Gender in Much Ado – by Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan

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Much Ado About Nothing                                                          Much Ado About Nothing written about 1599, is one of Shakespeare’s joyful, Elizabethan comedies. As with Shakespeare’s most light-hearted comedies—even one whose title seems to suggest that it is about nothing important at all—the plays often embrace poignant ideas about individuals and the community in which they live. For…

An Interview with Dameion Brown, by Nate Currier

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On September 2, 2016, a recent ex-convict who served 23 years behind bars opened playing the role of Othello for a professional theater company. For over a quarter century, my parents Bob and Lesley Currier have run the Marin Shakespeare Company in Northern California. For thirteen years, Lesley has led Shakespeare and devised work with…

Jeff Wiesen – From Pine Valley to Forest Meadows

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Actor Jeff Wiesen returns home to work with Marin Shakespeare and prepares the role of a lifetime What did professional actor and Marin native, Jeff Wiesen do for his summer vacation? He came home to Marin County to play the role of Cassio in Marin Shakespeare Company’s production of Othello – and prepare for his…

Cassidy Brown as Iago – Playing Against Type

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Cassidy Brown, starring as Iago in Marin Shakespeare’s Othello, brings his comedic skills to one of Shakespeare’s more complex, cunning characters Known for his comedic roles in a variety of Bay Area stage productions, Cassidy Brown is playing “against type” in his leading role as Iago in the Marin Shakespeare Company production of “Othello.” “There…