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

Upcoming Events:

Weekend Master Class, June 2016:

Lauren is offering Theater of Possibility: Celebrating Neurodiveristy, an Adult Master Class on applying theater techniques to working with youth and adults with autism spectrum and other ability differences.  This workshop is geared toward teachers, therapists, counselors, parents, students, and adults with autism spctrum or other ability differences. (Participants must be able to participate independently in structured group activities and should feel comfortble talking about differences.) Fri-Sun, June 3-5, 2016.  George Center for Community, 2212 NE 125th St., Seattle, 98125.  $195 (students $125) or pay what you can.  Application pending for Washington State Educator Clock Hours. Check out master class flyer for more details. Contact Lauren Marshall  to register.  This program is offered with assistance from Silver Kite Community Arts. http://www.silverkite.us/

Summer 2016 Day Camp:

Theater of Possibility ("TOP") will be offering a two-week half-day summer camp for ages 7-13, M-F August 8-19, 3:45-6:45 PM, at University Heights Center in Seattle. (Last class goes till 7:45 for showcase.) Cost $600. Partial scholarships and pay-what-you-can available.  Check out this summer camp flyer for more details. This class will be co-taught with Eleanor Withrow.  Contact Lauren Marshall  to register.

Fall 2016 After-School Classes:

Separate programs for teens/young adults (ages 14-25) and kids/tweens (ages 7-13) will be offered Thursdays after school at University Heights Center starting Sept 29.   Exact times TBA.

Theater of Possibility Winter-Spring  2016:  

Classes started January 28, 2016. There will be evening showcases on Thursday May 12 (kids class) and Friday May 13 (teen/young adult class) from 6-7:30 PM. Please contact Lauren Marshall  if you are interested to attend.

 

 

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 received a Youth Arts Award for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for 2015-16 and 2016-17!  This is the third time TOP has been funded to support programming for middle and high school students in Seattle.  In addition to the program serving youth with disabilities, this grant will support a Sept-May weekly after-school program for youth living in Sand Point Housing.

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:

Lauren has been selected for the Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster for teaching artists working in the public schools.

Theater of Possibility - Sand Point Youth troupe performed The Rude Princess, a mini-play loosely inspired by The Taming of the Shrew (but with an ending that doesn't make women cringe), at the downtown Seattle Public Library as part of the Shakespeare First Folio celebration, on March 26, 2016 and April 3, 2016.  https://www.solid-ground.org/the-rude-princess-sand-point-housing-youth-reach-for-the-top/

Click here for more detailed information about TOP.

Playwriting & Other News:

Lauren's new musical-in-progress, Fixing Einstein, with book and lyrics by Lauren and music by Ian Williams, was presented in a workshop reading by the 5th Avenue Theater on July 25, 2015. as part of its Next Fest-2015.  A one-act version of the piece was previously presented January 31, 2014. Lauren is one of six artists selected into the inaugural 2013–15 Fifth Avenue Theatre's Seattle Writer's Group for the development of new musicals.

Lauren's new adaptation of the Chinese classic The Monkey King was performed by youth, grades 5–8, at Seattle Public Theater, August 7–9, 2015, directed by Kelly Kitchens.

Lauren assistant directed Oklahoma! for the Woodland Park Players 2016 innaugeral production.

Lauren's essay A Family Flower Garden, was published in  Asian Jewish Life, October, 2014, and her commentary on The Mikado, was published in Crosscut.. August 26. 2014.

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, had another production in May, 2015 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.  Click here for a description of this picture book for children.


Theater of Possibility:

Rehearsing Social Skills through Acting and Improv

Click here for 2015-16 information


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