Lauren Goldman Marshall
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author, playwright and director Lauren Goldman Marshall.
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Theater of Possibility ("TOP"), founded in 2010, works with underserved populations to foster creativity, teach resilience, and build community through acting, improvisation and the creation of original theater.
TOP programs in Seattle and Bellevue serve kids, teens, and adults with autism spectrum and other ability differences, as well as peer allies. Partial scholarships and pay-what-you-can available. TOP is a DSHS respite care provider.
Since 2014, TOP has also offered programs for economically disadvantaged youth living in Sand Point Housing. TOP has received four annual Youth Arts Awards from the Seattle Office of Arts Culture.
Recent Workshops and Productions:
Theater of Possibility at Intersections
Intersections is a comedy festival focusing on equity, inclusion and representation.
Abraham's Land explores the human cost of the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine. Theater of Possibility is accepting tax-deductible donations via Fractured Atlas to support a full production of Abraham's Land in 2019–2020. Donate Now!
Lauren's op-ed piece on Israel and Palestine was published in the Seattle Times on May 19, 2018.
Gilbert & Sullivan 2018 summer youth camp performance of Pirates of
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Gilbert & Sullivan 2017 summer youth camp performance of HMS
For full photo gallery and info on 2018 Pirates of Penzance youth camp, see https://www.seattlegilbertandsullivan.com/camps/
Lauren has been selected for the Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster for teaching artists working in the public schools. She was also a selected participant in the 2016–17 Washington State Teacher Artist Training Lab, sponsored by Seattle Children's Theatre and the Washington State Arts Commission.
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. Click here to learn more about this project.
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 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.
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