Z Space with San Francisco State University's Creative Writing Department
and School of Theatre and Dance present:


A Festival of New Play Readings

April 25-29 on Z Space's Main Stage



by Dan Schifrin
directed by Joel Mullennix

Every family lives and dies in the kitchen.

Wednesday 4/25  7pm
Saturday      4/28  7pm    

Mel, a retired engineer, is dying from cancer. He invites his adult children, Leah and Pree, home to cook for him during his last hurrah, but the kids smell a rat. Soon enough Mel introduces them to his mysterious lover, Randi, whose strange insights into the kids’ lives unnerves them.  When they learn what their father and Randi really have in mind they try to stop the plan, only to discover Randi is not at all what he seems.



by Molly Krost
directed by Conrad Panganiban

Thursday     4/26  7pm  
Sunday        4/29  4pm

Mothers and daughters in both 1972 and the present find themselves listening to an announcement from Presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte that can only mean one thing. Is it absolute terror or a necessary protection? They are at odds with their leaders and at odds with each other. Who are they against? Or, better yet, who should they be against? DIKTADOR looks at the tumultuous history of martial law in Philippines, comparing one of the bloodiest periods in the country’s past to the eerily similar signs appearing in their current administration.



by Ai
directed by Amy Mueller

Stuck with a crazy monk. Haunted by a ghost. 
This is not what she signed up for.

Friday          4/27  7pm  
Sunday        4/29  1pm   



by R. Shawntez Jackson
directed by Julius Rea

6 American refugees trying to survive under the extremes of the Mojave desert, and a narcissistic president's "New World Order"; where nothing is as it was, until a mysterious lady with a bag of tricks, stumbles onto their doorstep. 

Saturday     4/28  4pm   
Sunday        4/29  7pm