Greenhouse Theatre Festival

GREENHOUSE is an innovative partnership between San Francisco State University’s Department of Creative Writing and School of Theatre and Dance and Z Space in San Francisco.

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The objective is to teach our M.F.A. playwrights everything thing need to know in order to self produce their own creative work. We have master classes with seasoned professionals in the following areas: Grant Writing and Fund Raising, Publicity and Marketing, and Dramaturgy. Artistic directors from the local theatre scene discuss the submission process and offer the class notes from the field. The class culminates in a week of staged readings at Z Space during the last week of April.

Upcoming Events


By Kristen La Follette, Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian

Wednesday 4/24, 7 p.m.
Sunday 4/28, 1 p.m.

Six Bay Area Muslim women come together to celebrate the stories of their lives. Through monologues from oral history interviews, a blogger, midwife, journalist, lawyer, writer and student explore the borders of identity and belief. Shattering assumptions about faith and community, each woman navigates life in her own words and on her terms.


By Matthew Ginsburg, Directed by Jeri Lynn Cohen

Thursday 4/25, 7 p.m.
Saturday 4/27, 4 p.m.

Woke Wash is a satirical new play that shatters the façade of corporate caring. Susan and Jack Popper are a young couple struggling to make it in New York City. She is a groundbreaking sportswriter and he is an idealistic advertising executive. After Susan is assaulted and Jack is ridiculed for trying to “progressively” promote Pepsi, they hit rock bottom. Determined to succeed, they craft an insidious advertisement that is widely revered for its inspiration.


By Lynn Mari, Directed by Nancy Shelby

Friday 4/26, 7 p.m.
Sunday 4/28, 4 p.m.

Sam, the founder of a suicide hotline is ecstatic to be diagnosed with a terminal illness, as he is eager to make a clean exit without having to resort to suicide. Sam’s newfound happiness is jeopardized when his right to die is weighed against his responsibility towards his loved ones, and his plan is further complicated by his best friend’s need to save him.


By Just Duléa, Directed by Julius Rea

Saturday 4/27, 7 p.m.
Sunday 4/28, 7 p.m.

A multidimensional theatrical performance incorporating music, dance, and poetry by Just Duléa.

To the outside world Ayodele has it all: she’s well educated, self-sufficient, and a millennial entrepreneur on the rise. Yet, she has a secret that constantly threatens to destabilize her. Hounded by Depression, who do you turn to when you can’t trust your community, the Church, or your own mind? As the battle with Depression becomes a matter of life and death, will trying to re-write the past erase Ayodele’s future?

All events at Z Below
450 Florida St. (between 17th St. and Mariposa)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets available at or by calling (415) 626-0453 ext. 104