Brian Copeland's New Solo Show The Waiting Period at The MarshThe Marsh San Francisco Mainstage Theater (1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110)
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The last date listed for The Waiting Period was Saturday May 18, 2013 / 5:00pm.
Currently at The Marsh San Francisco Mainstage Theater:
- Full Price:
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Based on playwright, performer, poet and educator Safiya Martinez's experiences as a young teacher in the South Bronx, So You Can Hear Me is a passionate and provocative one-woman show premiering at The Marsh. Thrown into the South Bronx public school system to teach special education classes to middle and high school students after only three weeks of training, Martinez rises to the challenge and proves herself an accomplished educator who can take on whatever the city throws at her. The play is written and performed by Martinez, a published poet who has conducted acting workshops at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center. Learn More
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Brian is a pioneer. The subject matter of depression and suicide is still taboo in this society. Why would anyone want to be so vulnerable, on stage no less? Brian's portrayal of his own struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide are both funny and heart wrenching. It is a good balance between humor and the unsettling subject matter of falling into an abyss known as depression. I fought tears and laughed throughout the play. I am thankful for this brave and entertaining play and can relate to this since I am a survivor of suicide. My 18 y.o. Son took his own life in January 2010. Hopefully, if we all become a little more forthcoming about mental illness, we erase or minimize the stigma which is often a roadblock to seeking help.
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The Waiting Period is 75 minutes in length, with no intermission. It is intended for ages 14 and up.
Brian Copeland’s incisive, cutting-edge stand-up comedy material won him San Francisco's prestigious Cabaret Gold Award as well as top prize in the Monterey Laugh Off. His ability to cut to the heart of some of our most serious social and political problems has earned him spots as the opening act for such diverse artists as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Al Jarreau, Ringo Starr, Manhattan Transfer, Steve Allen, Dana Carvey, Rick Springfield, Lionel Richie, Lou Rawls, George Benson, Patti LaBelle, Etta James, Gregory Hines, The Righteous Brothers, The Temptations, and Aretha Franklin. He has appeared at such venues as Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, The Taj Mahal and Trump Palace in Atlantic City, the Nugget in Reno as well as clubs, colleges, and concert halls across America.
Copeland's quick wit and probing interview style earned him a five-year position as co-host of San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU's top rated breakfast program Mornings on 2, where he did everything from man-on-the-street comedy bits to chatting up stars such as Dustin Hoffman and Garth Brooks. This led to a weekly national segment on NBC's long-running late night show Friday Night called The World According to Copeland. In 1995, San Francisco ABC radio affiliate KGO premiered The Brian Copeland Show, which remains the most listened-to program in its time slot. In addition, he is currently the host of the talk show 7Live every weekday afternoon on ABC Channel 7. Also a serious writer, Copeland’s articles have appeared in national newspapers and magazines.
Not a Genuine Black Man recently ended a seven-year run at The Marsh Berkeley. The memoir based on the show was chosen as the 2009 selection for Silicon Valley Reads, a library-sponsored program which encourages all Silicon Valley residents to read one book at the same time and engage in communitywide discussions on its relevance. It is widely used in school and college courses.