Lauren Goldman Marshall
author, playwright, director

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

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

Theater of Possibility Fall 2015:  

Classes start October 8Contact Lauren Marshall  to register

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!  This is the third year TOP has been funded to support programming for middle and high school students in Seattle.  In addition to the programs below, this grant will support a Sept-May weekly after-school program for youth living in Sandpoint Housing.

TOP fall 2015 programs at a glance:

Fall 2015 - Teen/Young Adult Class:

  • Thursdays, 4:15–5:45 PM, 11 sessions, October 8 to December 17, 2015 skipping Thanksgiving, plus Friday, December 18.
  • Evening showcase on Friday, December 18 (tentatively this session will run 4–8 PM for rehearsal, potluck & performance)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 13–25
  • Cost $412.50
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available

Fall 2015 - Kid/Tween Class:

  • Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 PM, 10 sessions, September 24 to December 17, 2015 skipping Thanksgiving
  • Evening showcase on Thursday, December 17 (tentatively this session will run 5:30–8 PM for rehearsal, potluck & performance)
  • University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98103
  • Ages 8–13
  • Cost $300
  • Partial scholarships and pay-what-you can available

Fall classes will be co-taught by Lauren Marshall & Eleanor Withrow.

Winter-Spring classes will run tentatively January 28-May 12 (plus May 13 for teens).   Teens are encouraged to participate for the full academic year. with the aim of creating a short play with music.

Click here for a downloadable flyer (Note fall program start dates have changed.  New flyer coming soon!)

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:

Click here for more detailed information about TOP.

Playwriting & Other News:

Check out Lauren's essays, A Family Flower Garden, published in  Asian Jewish Life, October, 2014, and commentary on The Mikado, 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  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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