The interactive Art exhibition I am. And you? was the opportunity to share a variety of perceptions. Several interviews where displayed in Z Space's gallery during the opening night as a participatory installation. Every San Franciscan you meet in the...read on
FURY Factory Closing Party!
July 20th from 9pm to 10;30pm.
At Z Space, 450 Florida Street, 94110 San Francisco
Come have a last hurrah in the Z Space Lobby. Artists, staff and the public are welcome! Aterwards, take the after-party to our hospitality ...read on
“Freedom From Fear!”
Francine, the ambitious speechwriter for a rich housewife’s vanity campaign for public office, has stumbled upon pure gold: a perfectly patriotic slogan. So what if it’s totally meaningless? And so what if her doctor husband disapproves? With it Francine can turn the campaign around and make her unpredictable, gaffe-prone candidate electrifyingly powerful—and finally, just maybe, get herself out of Nebraska.
Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of Boom, this high-energy farce exposes just how vacuous and absurd our political language has become. If you worship at the altar of Colbert, if you religiously watch “The Daily Show,” you won’t want to miss The Totalitarians.
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“GRANDLY WACKED-OUT apocalypse fantasy…BOOM, indeed.”
“UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY. It’s literate, coarse, thoughtful, sweet, scabrously inappropriate, wracked by existential anxiety, and wonderfully humane…this is one end-of-the-world story that’s likely to leave you grinning from ear to ear.”
“FUN, WITTY, and very INNOVATIVE…this excellent play is fascinating to watch”
“The Totalitarians marks the return to Woolly Mammoth of one of our favorite playwrights, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of the acclaimed international hit, Boom. His newest work is an outrageous comic dissection of our American passion for vapid, misleading, and overheated rhetoric. The freight-train plot focuses on a speechwriter, her doctor husband, and a hot new candidate for public office in Nebraska. But the play’s deeper subject is the connection between the secret lies told in the bedroom and the public lies told on the stump. Woolly is delighted to welcome back one of our brainiest and most fearless writers—with his most dizzying concoction ever.”
Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
The Reviews Are In! THE HABIT OF ART Now Through 4/13 Only!
The Critics Rave
"Theatre Rhino scores an "A" with this production, both for giving local audiences the opportunity to experience it, and by delivering it with such style.... Happily, Theatre Rhinoceros is providing local audiences the opportunity to see this challenging, insightful, and entertaining play in one of Rhino's classiest productions.... Director John Fisher has expertly staged this play of interwoven scenarios and complex staging."
Richard Dodds – Bay Area Reporter (BAR)
The Word for Word company has arrived in Paris and are preparing for their first performance, tomorrow night, March 27th at the Salle Adyar – 8pm Paris time (that’s 5pm here)!
Here are a couple of pics they shot as they rehearse scenes from our recent 20th Anniversary show In Friendship and getting re-acquainted with the City of Light:
Z Space Resident Playwright Peter Nachtrieb has been spending his January in New Orleans for the first leg of the rolling world premiere of THE TOTALITARIANS, coming to Z Space in November.read on
Z SPACE is proud to announce the HUNDRED DAYS ART CONTEST ! We’re offering the chance for artists, both here and abroad, to get involved in our most anticipated Z SPACE production to date.
Artists will create original works inspired by the music and themes of Hundred Days, the creation of upcoming songwriting duo The Bengsons.
The show and the exhibition premier March 1st, we hope that you’ll come see both.
Z Space was featured the December 2013 issue of American Theater Magazine, in an article by Robert Avila.read on
It's To Sleep and Dream's final week at Z Below. Check out more clips and fun facts from John Fisher, director and playwright.read on
To Sleep and Dream from Theater Rhino opened on Wednesday. Follow the link for stills and clips.read on
To Sleep and Dream, the latest outing from San Francisco's acclaimed Theatre Rhino just finished their preview week at Z Below. You should really check out this amazing production from San Francisco's premier queer theatre company. Check out commentary and photos from the play's writer and director, John Fisher.read on
Theatre Rhino is coming to Z Below September 19th! Creative Director John Fisher sat down with us recently to talk about their new play (he's the writer and director!):
We're in out fifth week of rehearsal of To Sleep and Dream. This is a play about a father and his gay son. It's set in Marin County, in the town of Ross. Check out the full post for clips of the show!read on
Staging In Friendship has been a technical challenge for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the dialect used in the piece.read on
Author of You Know When the Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon, received an email from a self described "army wife" who'd seen the show and wanted to follow up. Below is her note to Siobhan.
I am an Army wife who lives in San Francisco. I felt compelled to write to you.read on
The following is a piece by Philippa Kelly, the resident dramaturg at Cal Shakes, ahead of Word for Word's upcoming world premiere of You Know When the Men are Gone, Siobhan Fallon's gripping "2011 Best Book" pick of the SF Chronicle and NY Times. Click here for more info and tickets.
While my husband is often remarked on for his unflappable rationality, he also has a history of uncanny apprehensions. In the 1970s he had a close friendship with a woman who was dating a Vietnam War veteran. A few years after meeting him, my husband dreamed that this same man came to his door with two silent companions, saying only, ‘I’ve come to get my stuff.’ The very next morning, my husband’s friend phoned him in great distress. ‘I want to be with my friends,’ the man had said on the phone to his mother, and had shot himself in the head. It turned out that his two best friends had been killed in Vietnam.