Lauren Goldman Marshall
author, playwright, director

 •
Home
Bio
Works
Theater of
  Possibility
 
Contact
Welcome to the home page of author, playwright and director Lauren Goldman Marshall.

New Fall 2014:
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, 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.

Fall 2014 Theater of Possibility Programs

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.  Click here for more detailed information about TOP.

TOP upcoming programs at a glance:

Fall 2014 - Teen/Young Adult Class:

  • Thursdays, 4:15–5:45 PM, 12 sessions, September 25 - December 18, 2014 skipping 11/27 (Thanksgiving).
  • Evening showcase on Dec. 18 (Note: last class will go till 4–8 PM)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 13–25
  • Cost $450
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available. 

Fall 2014 - Kid/Tween Class:

  • Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 PM, 12 sessions, September 25 - December 18, 2014 skipping 11/27 (Thanksgiving).
  • Evening showcase on Dec. 18 (Note: last class will go till 4–8 PM)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 8–13
  • Cost 360
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available. 

Contact Lauren Marshall for more information or to register. 

Also, this fall Lauren and Christina Campos will be offering a Theater of Possibility program to youth living in Sand Point Housing.  This is a joint project of Solid Ground and Seattle Music Theater.  

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/

Theater of Possibility News:
 

This summer, Lauren taught Theater of Possibility programs to kids and tweens through the following organizations:

Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island

 - Solid Ground and Seattle Musical Theatre

- Learn-to-Succeed

She was also a guest instructor for the Hero's Journey video production camp through Redmond Parks & Rec.

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.

Thank you to the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Youth Arts Awards, 2012-13 and 2013-14, and Arc of Snohomish County for their support of TOP.

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 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 2014 information


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