Lauren Goldman Marshall
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Welcome to the home page of author, playwright and director Lauren Goldman Marshall.

Lauren's new musical-in-progress, Fixing Einstein, with book and lyrics by Lauren and music by Ian Williams, was presented in one-act form in a 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 scheduled for July 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.

New Summer 2015:
Lauren's new adaptation of the Chinese classic The Monkey King, will be performed by youth, grades 5-8, at Seattle Public Theater this summer. Contact SPT for camp enrollment.

Theater of Possibility ("TOP") will be offering a summer camp, M-F August 17-28, 3:30-6:30 PM, at University Heights Center in Seattle. Check out this flyer for more details. This class will be taught by Eleanor Withrow.

Founded in 2010, Theater of Possibility ("TOP") is an inclusion program, serving a wide variety of youth, including those with autism spectrum and other learning differences or disabilities.

TOP fall 2015 programs at a glance:

Fall 2015 - Teen/Young Adult Class:

  • Thursdays, 4:15–5:45 PM, 12 sessions, September 24 - Dec 17, 2015 skipping Thanksgiving.
  • Evening showcase on Thursday, Dec 17(tentatively this session will go till 4–8 PM for rehearsal, potluck & performance)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 13–25
  • Cost $450
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available

Fall 2015 - Kid/Tween Class:

  • Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 PM, 12 sessions, September 24 - Dec 17, 2015 skipping Thanksgiving
  • Evening showcase on Thursday, December 17 (tentatively this session will go till 4–8 PM for rehearsal, potluck & performance)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 8–13
  • Cost 360
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available

Click here for a downloadable flyer. 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.

Also check out these blogs by Susan Moffitt, TOP parent:

http://www.autismkey.com/champions-of-change-how-two-mothers-are-making-a-difference/

http://www.autismkey.com/theater-of-possibility-for-autism/

Click here for more detailed information about TOP.

Playwriting News & Recent productions:
Check out Lauren's recent commentary, published in Crosscut.

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, is scheduled for another production this spring 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, 2010 and 2013. 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 Amazon.com (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

Click here for 2015 information


Original Material and Coding Copyright © 2010–14 by Lauren Goldman Marshall. All Rights Reserved.