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The Habit of Art—Now at Z Below

AndrewB April 07, 2014

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)

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Word for Word Lands in France

AndrewB March 26, 2014

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:

read on Director Joel Mullennix gives notes as the company rehearses in their Paris apartment (if you stand on the balcony outside the window you can see the Eifffel Tower!) L to R: Delia MacDougall, Nancy Shelby, Patty Silver, Sheila Balter, Rosie Hallett. Unpacking props for the show – L to R: Nancy Shelby, Rosie Hallett, Delia MacDougall.

THE TOTALITARIANS, world premiere in New Orleans!

DomitilleB February 10, 2014

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.

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HUNDRED DAYS ART CONTEST

DomitilleB January 08, 2014

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.

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Z Space in American Theatre Magazine

AndrewB December 04, 2013

Z Space was featured the December 2013 issue of American Theater Magazine, in an article by Robert Avila.

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To Sleep and Dream’s final week at Z Below

AndrewB October 03, 2013

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.

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To Sleep To Dream Opens!

AndrewB September 27, 2013

To Sleep and Dream from Theater Rhino opened on Wednesday. Follow the link for stills and clips.

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To Sleep and Dream now at Z Below!

AndrewB September 23, 2013

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.

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To Sleep and Dream at Z Below Starting 9/19

AndrewB September 06, 2013

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!

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The Wisconsonian Speech of “In Friendship”

AndrewB August 22, 2013

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 Word for Word's 20th Anniversary production In Friendship by Zona Gale, at Z Below 8/14 through 9/8. L to R: Patricia Silver, Nancy Shelby, Stephanie Hunt, Joel Mullennix. Photo by Jessica Palopoli

An Army Wife Writes in After Seeing You Know When the Men Are Gone

Rob Ready February 15, 2013

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.

Dear Siobhan,

I am an Army wife who lives in San Francisco. I felt compelled to write to you.

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I’ve Come to Get My Stuff

Rob Ready February 12, 2013

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.

 

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Eddie Izzard Opens to Packed Houses

Rob Ready January 25, 2013

Eddie Izzard opened at Z Space last night and the place was packed:

Pretty amazing night. The 7:30 show was rockin' and the 10pm was in French. Yes, he's that talented, he can workshop a show in a second language. Have you ever tried telling jokes in a second language? I did this in...read on

Guest Dramaturg Philippa Kelly on “You Know When the Men Are Gone”

Rob Ready January 10, 2013

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.

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Make a Night of It: Dinner + Drama from Central Kitchen and Z Space

Rob Ready January 09, 2013

Before seeing Siobhan Fallon's gripping bestseller You Know When the Men Are Gone, brought to life on stage by Word for Word, enjoy the Z Space Prix Fixe menu at Central Kitchen



Just four blocks from the theater, Central Kitchen is part of the ongoing conversation about what...read on

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