Mermaids, Murder, Love Come to Life in Student-Penned Play at Greenhouse Festival

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The sounds of accusatory shouts and heavy fist-pounding punctured the silent hillside neighborhood of Rockridge in Oakland as several sets of footsteps darted across the wooden floors of the cream colored cottage at the end of Pedestrian Way. Amongst the domestic upheaval, SF State Creative Writing major Adam Ambriz stood in the corner peering over his laptop, taking notes of stage direction as the actors of his play “Puddles” rehearsed at director Terry Buero’s East Bay home. The three-person cast will perform Ambriz’s production at SF State’s GreenHouse Festival April 22 – 25. The GreenHouse program is a playwriting class at SF State that ends with an exhibition of student-written plays hosted by performing arts venue Z Space in the Mission District. The festival will feature work from M.F.A. candidates Carson Beker, Conrad Panganiban, Patricia Reynoso and undergraduate Ambriz.