PUSHING AGAINST THE WATER
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 ZSpace.org
or by calling (415) 626-0453 ext. 104