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Sandy Zuber – Capital Campaign Co-Chair

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Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Box Office and Communications Director interviewed board member Sandy Zuber on Tuesday, October 16, at the Marin Shakespeare administrative offices, currently operating from the San Rafael home of Company Directors Lesley and Bob Currier. Trevor Hoffmann: Hi Sandy!  Thanks for meeting me. Sandy Zuber: My pleasure; thanks for having me.…

Drama Therapy Saved My Life

Published in Blog, Social Justice / Prison Programs

Interview with LeMar “Maverick” Harrison: Returned Citizen, and former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor Interview Conducted by Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company LeMar Harrison, or “Maverick” as he identifies himself, is a musician, lyricist, actor, and father.  Throughout the last 6 years, he has been a regular member of Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare class at…

Alaz Ozbirinci: Summing Up Summer Camp

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Summing-Up Summer Camp: An Interview with student Alaz Ozbirinci Trevor Hoffmann: On September 21, I met with Alaz Ozbirinci, a recent student of Marin Shakespeare’s 2018 Summer Camps.  Alaz, age 8, arrived with her parents, Purnur and Murat. After introductions, we sat down in Marin Shakespeare’s spacious classroom (and future indoor theatre) at 514 Fourth…

The Story of Pericles

Published in Mainstage Plays

Gower, a mythical story-teller, has taken on a human form to tell us this holy tale. Prince Pericles has recently lost his father and is in search of a wife. He travels to the kingdom of powerful King Antiochus, who has a beautiful daughter.  But no one may wed her until he has solved a…

Behind Prison Walls: Shakespeare Comes to Folsom Prison

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From the Folsom Telegraph, June 6, 2018   Behind Prison Walls: Shakespeare comes to Folsom Prison By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter Twenty-one inmates participated in the first Shakespeare program at Folsom State Prison on May 29, exploring themes of honor, betrayal, loyalty and power in “Julius Caesar.” Brought to the prison by the Marin Shakespeare…

Dear Mr. President

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This is a music video by former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor Jesse James (a.k.a. “J. James tha Thrilla”).  Jesse wrote this piece while he was in our program.  He was released in 2018, and created this fantastic video. Dear Mr. President…

Pericles: Shakespeare’s First Romance

Published in From Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan, Mainstage Plays

By Cathleen Sheehan “They all have the same story–those last plays. A father throws away his daughter. And nothing will ever be right until he gets her back. They’re full of impossible coincidences. Miraculous statues. Pirates. Shipwrecks. Bears. Resurrections.” -Judith Shakespeare, “Equivocation” by Bill Cain In his play “Equivocation,” Bill Cain gives Shakespeare’s daughter a…

The Mystery of Anne Hathaway

Published in From Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan, Mainstage Plays

By Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan If we know little about William Shakespeare’s personal life, we know less about Anne Hathaway, the woman he married. There are only a handful of facts: she was born in Shottery in 1556; she married William Shakespeare who was eight years her junior in 1583; she was pregnant when she married…