Lauren Goldman Marshall
playwright, director, teaching artist

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

New and upcoming:
The Theater of Possibility ("TOP") youth troupe performed two short pieces, Autism Therapy for Neurotypicals, by Jackie Moffitt, and Kaleidoscope, by Lauren Marshall and Pam Shane Johnson, at the Intersections Festival, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way, SW Seattle, 98106, Sunday March 25, 2018.

TOP's advanced troupe of teen and young adult performers is made up of highly talented individuals with autism and peer allies.

Intersections is a comedy festival focusing on equity, inclusion and representation. 

Now registering for 2018 Gilbert & Sullivan summer production camp:

Lauren will be directing a musical theater camp of The Pirates of Penzance, for youth entering grades 512, at the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, 9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. MF, 9am–4pm, plus weekend peformances July 922. Morgan Duterte music directs. Cost: $675 grades 59; $350 graade 10-12 (inquire about scholarships). Contact youthprograms@pattersong.org or Lauren Marshall for information and registration.

Click here for a downloadable full flyer, and here for a registration form.

Recent Workshops & Productions:
A workshop staged reading of selections from Abraham's Land by Lauren Marshall & Hanna Eady, featuring music by Miriam Gerberg, was presented in the Rough Cuts series at Nautilus Music-Theatre in Minneapolis-St. Paul, April 17 & 18, 2017

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 was one of six artists selected into the inaugural 2013–15 Fifth Avenue Theatre's Seattle Writer's Group for the development of new musicals.

Theater of Possibility:
Theater of Possibility is highlighted in the October 2017 issue of Seattle's Child in Valuing Difference, about innovative programs for kids on the autism spectrum.  

Founded in 2010, Theater of Possibility ("TOP") is an inclusion program, serving a wide variety of youth, including those with autism spectrum and other ability differences, as well as neurotypical peers.

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.

SAVE THE DATES:
Summer 2018 Lauren will direct the Gilbert & Sullivan Society summer youth camp production of Pirates of Penzance: Grades 5–12, rehearsals July 9–20, M–F, 9am–4pm plus performances Fri. & Sat. evening and Sun. matinee, July 20–22, 2018, at Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Contact Lauren Marshall for information and registration.

Gilbert & Sullivan 2017 summer youth camp performance of HMS Pinafore:
In summer, 2017, Lauren directed a musical theater camp of HMS Pinafore, for youth entering grades 5-10, at the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, 9250 14th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117.

For full photo gallery and info on 2018 Pirates of Penzance youth camp, see https://www.seattlegilbertandsullivan.com/camps/

Other News:
The Theater of Possibility teen/adult troupe was invited to do a demonstration workshop at the North American Drama Therapy Conference in Seattle, October, 2016. Lauren also presented on TOP at the NADTA conference in Boston in October, 2017.

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'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.


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

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