Presented by Encore Theatre in association with Z Space


Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Becca Wolff

May 6 - 30, 2015 at Z Below

“Hooked from the start…a rich and disturbing examination of loss, responsibility, maturity…”
Chad Jones for Theater Dogs

“bloodily funny ….Yee’s funniest and, in some respects, most intriguing play…”
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle


It’s freshman year of college and Lexi’s life is falling apart. Ever since the mysterious death of her high school best friend, Lexi has found herself stalked by a tall, dark, hook-handed stranger who has been seriously cramping her style. In this dark comedy, Lexi learns what it means to grow up – and it’s not pretty.

An existential slasher comedy, Hookman features a healthy dose of camp and stage blood amid Yee’s razor sharp satire.


Taylor Jones - Lexi
Sarah Matthes - Jess
Katharine Chin - Yoonji
Aily Roper - Chloe
Jessica Kynn Carroll* - Kayleigh
Devin O'Brien - Hookman

Kevin Johnson* - Stage Manager
Amber Bryant - Assistant Stage Manager
Sophia Knox-Miller - Production Assistant
James Faerron - Scenic Design
Joshua McDermott - Lighting Design
Drew Yerys - Sound Design
Christina Dinkel - Costume Design
Devon LaBelle - Props / Fx
Elizabeth Cline - Kabuki Seamstress

*Members of Actors Equity

Co-Artistic Directors, Encore Theatre Company: James Faerron and Lisa Steindler

The commissioning and production of this world premiere is made possible by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 2012 Playwright Commissioning Awards initiative.