Lesley Currier

Raphael Massie – New Artistic Director

Published in Mainstage Plays

Marin Shakesepare Company welcomes Raphael Massie as our new Artistic Director.  After a nationwide search, Marin Shakespeare Company is excited to name Raphael Massie as its new Artistic Director. Under Massie’s artistic leadership, the theatre will launch its 2022 summer season at San Rafael’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre and continue development of the new Center for…

“Resilience is My Family”

Published in Blog, Social Justice / Prison Programs

  Shakespeare at San Quentin student Ray Ray on what kept him going throughout the pandemic. Please know that the following piece discusses the topic of suicide.  — Resilience is My Family —By Ray Ray During the year of the pandemic, resilience didn’t exist. The pandemic was the most traumatic experience I went through. My…

California Arts Council Issues New Arts in Corrections Report

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

Findings demonstrate value and impact of healing-centered prison arts programs The California Arts Council has released the findings of a needs assessment and process and impact evaluation of the state agency’s Arts in Corrections program. The report, Flowers Grown in Concrete: Exploring the Healing Power of the Arts for People Experiencing Incarceration—demonstrates three major findings…

The Bardolator – Gene Gordon on Shakespeare

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A wonderfully creative man named Gene Gordon is a huge Shakespeare fan.  He and his late wife June used to join us for Ashland trips each year, and come to see our plays.  Gene is now publishing a series “The Bardolator” about different Shakespeare plays, featuring reminiscences of local theatre artists.  He did one about…

Returning to San Quentin Post-Pandemic

Published in Blog, Social Justice / Prison Programs

by Lesley Schisgall Currier June 16, 2021 See below for additional installments! Today, after 15 months without setting foot inside a prison, we returned to San Quentin to teach our first class. We spent the pandemic creating “alternative programming” for the 14 California state prisons, Alameda Juvenile Hall, and Marin’s Community School where we work…