We were fortunate to have Marilyn as a student, performer, and supporter of Stagebridge. Beginning in 2010, Marilyn took classes with us in Acting, Singing, Musical Theatre, and Storytelling. In Stagebridge productions, she played Dorothy in “Counter Attack,” the Library Lady in “Tomás and the Library Lady,” the Narrator in the Staged Reading of Moisés Kaufman’s play, “33 Variations” and performed in numerous showcases. We also remember Marilyn as a vibrant and engaged member of our community with a radiant smile, always happy to meet outside of class to prepare a scene, or help another Stagebridger in a difficult time. She was also very supportive of fellow students in their showcase performances.
In memory of Marilyn and her many contributions to our community, her family and fellow students have established a fund to support our Performing Arts Institute. This fund will be used for student scholarships, to support new and innovative programming, and to increase equity in our Performing Arts Institute.
To donate online, please follow the link here. Make sure to note that your donation is in honor of Marilyn Leavitt. To donate in person, please mail a check to us at 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94612 or bring your donation to our office at 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA, M-F between 10am and 4pm.