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Returning to San Quentin Post-Pandemic

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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…

Play Power – Free Creative Dramatics Virtual Classes for grades K – 5

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‘Play Power’ creative dramatics classes for K-5 engage students in active learning Marin Shakespeare Company has launched Play Power, a series of free creative dramatics video classes for grades K-5. All 36 videos and lesson plans are available to elementary schools at no charge. Skilled teaching artists engage students’ creativity, imagination, and curiosity through theatre…

“Game-Changer” – an Interview with Diane and Larry Rosenberger

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By Dori Eisenhauer November 27, 2019 As the opportunity to share approaches on GIVING TUESDAY this December 3, I had the chance to take a few moments to speak with Diane and Larry Rosenberger, Co-Chair of the Marin Shakespeare Company Capital Campaign “Setting the Stage For Good”.  Longtime Marin residents, they have also been audience…

Santa Clara University students reflect on San Quentin Shakespeare Workshop

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With Professor Maura Tarnoff, students from Santa Clara University visited San Quentin State Prison on January, 27, 2019 to participate in a 3-hour Workshop led by Marin Shakespeare Company’s Lesley Currier.  Students and inmate actors explored the themes of “justice” and “mercy” through theatre games and Shakespeare readings.  Some of the students wrote reflections about…

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

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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…

Inmates perform HENRY IV, PART 1 at Duele Vocational Institution in Tracy

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Prisoners learn lessons from Shakespeare By Denise Ellen Rizzo | 0 comments The 400-year-old words of William Shakespeare came to life at Deuel Vocational Institution on Sunday when a small group of inmates performed “Henry IV, Part One.” The performance — a first for the prison near Tracy — was part of the state’s Arts in…