Mainstage Plays (38)

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…

Twelfth Night’s Witty Fools and Foolish Wits

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  by Cathleen Sheehan, Dramaturg Likely commissioned to mark the holiday, Twelfth Night takes its first title from the final event of the Christmas season—a night celebrated by inversions of status as servants could boss around masters, and all had to obey the Lord of Misrule in charge of the party. The topsy-turvy elements of…

Meet Dameion Brown

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Paul Libertore writes about Dameion Brown playing Othello – “Spotlight on Dark Past”  Read the Marin I.J. article here.…

Love, Loss, and Desire in Twelfth Night

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By Cathleen Sheehan Twelfth Night or What You Will presents a duality of loss and love embodied in the pairing of characters—twins as well as lovers. Comedy, as a genre, moves from a place of disorder to order—a community that is off-kilter moves toward social stability embodied in the uniting of a married couple. “The…

“The Most Flags Possible”: Costuming THE TAMING

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Erin Merritt, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Director of Education and Artistic Engagement, interviewed THE TAMING Costume Designer Tammy Berlin. This is the 5th season at Marin Shakespeare Company for Tammy, and her favorite MSC project yet. Merritt interviewed her just after opening weekend. MERRITT: How did you come to costuming? BERLIN: I got my degree in…

An interview with Playwright Lauren Gunderson – On the Founding Fathers and Engaging our Constitutional Rights

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Erin Merritt, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Director of Education and Artistic Engagement interviews playwright Lauren Gunderson about The Taming. How did a play called The Taming come to include the Founding Fathers? With the super-success of Hamilton, the founding fathers are cool again, and we know you’ll love The Taming—which looks at today’s political structure via…

Meet the Founding Fathers of The Taming

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Meet George Washington Played by Tristan Cunningham People respect him, and he’s got a hell of a sense of humor, but he’s also a bit over all the details. Quote: “Daddy’s tired. Let’s wrap this up—I want to go to bed.” Meet James Madison Played by Katie Rubin Overshadowed by shiny performer Jefferson, Madison is…