LISA STEINDLER Artistic Director
Prior to working with Z Space, Lisa served as the Artistic Director of Encore Theatre Company for 18 years where she has shepherded such established playwrights as Adam Bock, Claire Chafee, Adam Rapp, Leigh Fondakowski, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Steve Yockey. Lisa has produced over 25 world premiere productions in the past 15 years. She is an Equity actress and has performed in many plays over the years, including Adam Bock’s award winning Five Flights, and American Conservatory Theatre’s production of Angels in America. She has also directed many productions, including the world premiere of Claire Chafee’s Darwin’s Finches. From 1996-2004 Lisa also ran the Zoetrope Live Series at Francis Ford Coppola’s studios in North Beach. She also created A.C.T.’s ArtReach program, which she ran for 17 years bringing theatre into the Bay Area public schools.