The Marsh began with a creative vision. The name, The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, came out of several months Stephanie Weisman spent living on the edge of a marsh writing and watching the rich interplay between the different elements that created the landscape. The Marsh, it seemed like a perfect metaphor for artistic development in the urban environment. It is about transformation, possibilities and community. Most people first come to The Marsh as audience members, but they often end up more actively involved: enrolling in a workshop, coming to a sing-along night, volunteering their services, participating in The Marsh's internship program or maybe even testing their talents as a Monday night performer. The Marsh provides an encouraging place for both audiences and performers to branch out and offers opportunities for every level of involvement.