Z Space Presents World Premiere of Alum Rachel Bublitz's 'Ripped'

Thursday, February 21, 2019

BROADWAY WORLD (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Ripped is about Lucy, a freshman in college, who juggles her affections for her high school boyfriend, Bradley, and her new crush, Jared. As she struggles to find a balance between the new and the old, an unwanted sexual encounter leaves her confused and scared. The play moves back and forth through time and space as Lucy tries to piece together the unraveling interactions between herself and the two young men she's torn between, illuminating the events behind her uncertainty and sparking questions regarding consent.

Rachel Bublitz lives in Salt Lake City. In the Bay Area, she has worked with San Francisco Playhouse, Playwrights Foundation, Custom Made Theatre and PlayGround. Around the country, she has collaborated with Salt Lake Acting Company, Plan-B Theatre, This Is Water, Wyoming Theater Festival and many others. Awards include: Detroit New Works Festival Winner, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Finalist, ATHE’s Award of Excellence in Playwriting Finalist and PlayGround’s June Anne Baker Prize.

Her play My Body was published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2014.

Bublitz has a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.