Lesley Currier

From the New York Times, 8/8/19

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

Running to Put San Quentin Behind Him Markelle Taylor changed at San Quentin State Prison, where he became a marathoner. Now he is on the run of his life. Another former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor having a great life on the outside.…

Uncuffed – Podcasts from Solano Prison

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Uncuffed Eli Wirtschafter of KALW Radio works with men at Solano State Prison to create the podcast Uncuffed. Many of the men involved are also actors with Shakespeare at Solano Prison, a program of Marin Shakespeare Company. Check out Joey Pagaduan (Hamlet) on: Breaking The Norms Of Prison Culture To “Work With Feelings” Check out…

Daphne Masque – Shakespeare Incarcerated

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Daphne Masque attended a performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at San Quentin State Prison on May 24, 2019.  Here’s what she wrote about her experience: Welcome to The Front Row! I’m going to tell you about a production I saw at San Quentin produced and directed by Marin Shakespeare Company. I had a better…

Cathleen Sheehan on Measure for Measure

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Measure for Measure By Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan When Measure for Measure was performed for King James I in 1604, Shakespeare was an established, successful playwright. Having gained the patronage and support of the new monarch King James I, he could feel secure in his position. Measure for Measure reflects the confidence of an acknowledged and…

“If It Live in Your Memory” – Your Memories of Marin Shakespeare Company’s first 30 Years

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We’re inviting everyone to share favorite memories of your time with Marin Shakespeare Company!  Please send yours to Dori Eisenhauer at marketing@marinshakespeare.org. Mary Baird, Actor Twelfth Night in 2016 reunited four theatre artists who had a 50-year working friendship: Michael Hume as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Mary Baird as Maria, Darren Kelley as Sir Toby Belch,…

Questions and Answers – Celebrating 30 Years of Marin Shakespeare Company

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As part of the celebration of our 30th season, we are offering free tickets to people who answer questions about Marin Shakespeare Company on Facebook. Question #1: Now performing BREAKING THROUGH this Friday and Saturday at 7:30, what year did our Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe present their first original work?  Answer: Our Returned Citizens Theatre…