The tail end of 2015 was amazing as I was given the opportunity to work with Los Angeles Indie Theatre legend Ken Roht. I played Green Clover in Ken's New York workshop of Orange Star Dinner Show. Orange Star was a big hit in LA. Fingers crossed that maybe something will happen with this gem of a show.
2016 has found me directing a fully staged reading of Jerrod Bogard's Top Load at Walker Space/Soho Rep in February as well as staging William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors for the Fools and Kings Project. Comedy of Errors was my first time directing outdoors and I absolutley loved the process as well as the very game cast Fools and Kings assembled. Comedy of Errors ran from April 30 to May 15th with performances in Central Park at Summit Rock and Astoria Park in Queens.
UP NEXT, I'll be returning to familiar territory as I once again put on heels and portray Ms. Mary Sunshine in Chicago. This time I'll be doing this fatastic show with the good folks at Park Playhouse in Albany, NY. Chicago Runs July 1-30th and shows are Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm.
Wishing you all a happy summer!
2015 has gotten off to a great start for many reasons. I have just been named Creative Director of Youth Theatre for Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company. I have been an associate company member with the Creatures for 4 years having directed and acted with the company. The youth program Little Creatures Act Out is a unique experience for children who come from low income households here in New York. The camp runs in the spring and summer and is low to no cost. The camp is a collaboration between PCTC and Nazareth Housing (our charitable partner). I look forward to continuted collaboration with PCTC helping to expand LCAO as well as starting new programs to expose NYC children to the arts. Below you can see a video from our 2015 spring camp.
In other news I will be returning to Greenbrier Valley Theatre for their summer production of Chicago The Musical. I will be playing Mary Sunshine, a role that I first played for Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in 2004. I am so happy to get the chance and the challenge of yet again bringing the sob sister of The Evening Star to Life. Chicago runs June 11-27th.
I am also continuing to collaborate as dramaturg with playwright Jerrod Bogard on the Top Load project. We had a successful reading at the Judson in January that I directed. You can read more about the Top Load project here
This Holiday season I will be returning to Greenbrier Valley Theatre for their holiday production of Babes in Toyland. I will be playing the role of Miss Muffet in this new adaptation by Kermit Medsker and Cathey Sawyer based on the beloved Victor Herbert classic. I am so thrilled to get to share the stage with a great group of New York actors and a heaping ton of local amazing talent from West Virginia. Babes runs December 5 - 21st. More info can be found at www.gvtheatre.org. Happy Holidays!
Happy 2014! I am so pleased to announce that American Bomber is now available nationwide on DVD. In the film I play Barry Aaron Speiler. He trains a new generation of terrorists who are American born and raised. It was an amazing experience to be able to tap into my darker side and portray a dangerous sociopath. I am greatful to director/producer Eric Trenkamp for the experience.
The DVD's special features include audio commentary from the filmmakers, a panel discussion with yours truly at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the short film that Bomber is based on, as well as the trailers for the film.
American Bomber has been getting some fantastic reviews including a great one by Michael Rajnovic at
"Marshall has some impressive moments, especially delivering a mind-blowing "God is a farmer" monologue towards the end of the film." - Film Guinea Pig, Michael Rajnovic
I've been blessed to get mentioned for my work in this film. I look forward to exploring new creative projects in 2014! Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!