Lauren Goldman Marshall
author, playwright, director

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New Summer 2014:
Lauren's new one-act musical, Fixing Einstein, with book and lyrics by Lauren and music by Ian Williams, was presented in a workshop staged reading by the Fifth Avenue Theater on January 31, 2014.  Lauren and her collaborator are now working on expanding the work into a full-length musical, to be presented in another workshop, tentatively in spring of 2015.  Lauren  is one of six artists selected into the Fifth Avenue Theatre's Seattle Writer's Group for the development of new musicals.

Click here for more information about Theater of Possibility and 2014 programs.

TOP upcoming programs at a glance:

Summer 2014 - Half-day camp for grades 3-5 :

  • M-F, 3-6 PM, August 18-22, 2014.
  • Youth Theatre Northwest, Mercer Island (Note: this summer YTNW classes will be held at Islander Middle School)
  • Entering grades 3-5
  • Cost $220

Contact youth theatre for more information or to register. 

Also, this summer Lauren will be teaching a Theater of Possibility teen camp to Sand Point Housing residents through a joint project of Solid Ground and Seattle Music Theater.  

Lauren will also be a guest instructor at Hero's Journey, a video production camp for middle school students in Redmond.  Contact Redmond Parks & Receation (425) 556-2358 for registration.  

Fall 2014 - Teen/Young Adult Class:

  • Thursdays, 4:15–5:45 PM, 12 sessions, September 25 - December 18, 2014 skipping 11/27 (Thanksgiving).
  • Evening performance on Dec. 18 (Note: last class will go till 4–8 PM)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 12–25
  • Cost $450
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available. 

Contact Lauren Marshall for more information or to register. 

Check out the January 2013 issue of Seattle's Child for a feature article on Theater of Possibility. A nice article also appeared in September 2012 in the neighborhood blog Wallyhood.

Theater of Possibility News:
For the 2nd year in a row, Theater of Possibility (TOP) was awarded a Youth Arts Award from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to fund partial scholarships for Seattle middle and high school students needing financial assistance to take TOP in 2013-14.

Lauren taught a three day master class in Theater of Possibility for teachers, therapists, counselors, parents, caregivers, students and adults with autism spectrum disorder, at California State University- Northridge in October 2013.

Lauren and veteran youth participants of Theater of Possibility gave a well-received demonstration performance at an American Alliance for Theater in Education event at Seattle Pacific University on March 29, 2014.

Playwriting News  & Recent productions:
Lauren presented two original short pieces at Seattle Public Theater's Knotty Words: An Evening of Inappropriate Poetry and Prose, on March 21, 2014.  Emily Purrington joined with Lauren to read When Will I Need a Bra?," conceived by and co-written with Lauren's daughter Hannah Marschell.    

Morning Sun, by Lauren Marshall (lyricist) and Michael Wartofksy (composer), from their one-act chamber opera Falling Leaves, was presented as part of July LezCab: New Works, July 21, 2013, at the Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar in New York City.

Lauren's one-act play Finding Pluie, about the adventures of a lost water drop, was performed in the spring of 2013 by the kindergarten and first grades classes at Spruce Street School. This play has become a regular fixture at Spruce Street School, where it was previously produced in 2007 and 2010. Designed to entertain and teach kids about the water cycle, the play features original music by Chris Ballew, of Caspar Babypants, and the band Presidents of the United States of America.

Lauren's contemporary adaptation of Molière's The Misanthrope was produced by the Arizona State University School of Theatre and Film in Tempe, AZ in November–December 2011.

Her play Abraham's Land, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was given a staged reading at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, in October 2011.

Lauren co-directed 4th and 5th graders at Spruce Street School in Twelfth Night , June 2012 and in A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 2011.

My Beautiful Bow: An Adoption Story is available through bookstores and many online vendors, including (see link at right). Click here for a description of this picture book for children.

Theater of Possibility:

Rehearsing Social Skills through Acting and Improv

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