Greenhouse Theatre Festival at Z Below
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)
Define your existence. Stage your resistance. Several of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area — SF State students Yawn, Kayl Frayre, Nicole Jost and Julius Rea — present transformative stories for unsettling times. Staged readings of new work. Free food will be served. Free to $10, sliding scale (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds).
Z Below, 470 Florida Street, San Francisco
Creative Writing Department, School of Theatre & Dance, Z Space
- April 19, 7pm, and April 23, 1pm: Without Clouds by Yawn. The National Organization of Infinite Divinity (NOID) has given humanity an invaluable, nonetheless disturbing, gift: Without Clouds. An unearthly travelogue, a burlesque science-fiction play — whatever it is — Without Clouds induces time-travel! But Julz, our intrepid protagonist, a prolific L.I.E. (language infiltration exercise) is skeptic of the ecliptic birthright NOID imputes into Minds. Julz is accompanied by a mythological Khumb (gang + Julz = IYNSU) who fly amid carnivorous language cloud caverns fighting to rework the purpose, flight pattern, sexual preference and source of NOID’s beclouded sovereignty. As Julz would say , “It’s hard to know your enemy — storm or serenity — family or foe — no matter the song or tone — even if we can predict when the wind will blow — they might love you equally — K.I.L.L. them all.”
- April 20, 7pm, and April 22, 7pm: Mercy by Julius Rea.
- April 21, 7pm, and April 23, 7pm: Sucia by Nicole Jost. A motherless girl known only as Sucia becomes the backbone of a new family. In spite of dire financial straits and the demands of her domestic life, Sucia dares to chase her Ivy League dreams. Sucia is a new Cinderella story for girls who aren’t afraid to get their hands “dirty.”
- April 22, 4pm, and April 23, 4pm: A Dead Name by Kayl Frayre. Recently disowned by his parents, young trans man Jo dives onto the LGBT+ scene and meets a merry band of queers that welcome him wholehearted into their community. But just as Jo discovers new ways to love himself and others in the warehouse paradise of his dreams, the loss of a pivotal member leaves the found family floundering to face their daunting and uncertain future. Facing disability, depression, unemployment and the staggering rent situation, the newest member of the do-it-yourself queer community finds it difficult to do it all by himself, and equally difficult to ask for help.