“Get them tickets to see a wonderful show bent on challenging your ‘woke-ness’”
—Edwin Jacobs (actor)

Z Space Presents:


Written by Rachel Bublitz
Directed by Lisa Steindler

May 22- June 15, 2019

A World Premiere Production


“I was much more interested in the gray...I wanted all three [characters] to have positive and negative attributes, and make them as human as possible, and likable. I think it’s important to realize that likable people are still capable of horrible things.”
—Rachel Bublitz, By Kenneth Jones

Read more from Rachel Bublitz in Lily Janiak’s SF Chronicle piece, “The Radical Openness of Playwright Rachel Bublitz

We think of consent as “yes” or “no” but what about all the moments in between?

Z Space presents the world premiere of a groundbreaking new play, RIPPED, about a freshman at UC Berkeley who wakes up in someone else’s bed. She needs to piece together how and why she got there. Did she want this?

RIPPED was selected for Z Space’s Problematic Play Festival in 2018, due to its history of sparking heated debate when it was read at other theaters throughout the country. It has never been fully staged and shown to an audience. Until Now.


80 Minutes, no intermission. Please note that there is no late seating to this show. Patrons arriving late will be asked to reschedule for a different date.

Please note that strobe lights are used during this show.

Content Advisory: Ripped contains references to and/or depictions of sexual acts, physical violence, rape, and trauma. 

“The narrative is intentionally, well, ripped so as to show both action and repercussion…. If I were to just talk straight about the plot it would undermine the complexity of the story and characters therein. There are parts of this story you’ll only get if you see it yourself.”
—Charles Lewis, Thinking Man’s Idiot


Krystle Piamonte* as Lucy

Krystle Piamonte* as Lucy

Edwin Jacobs as Bradley

Edwin Jacobs as Bradley

Daniel Chung* as Jared

Daniel Chung* as Jared

*member, Actors Equity Association


Playwright: Rachel Bublitz
Director: Lisa Steindler
Intimacy Director: Maya Herbsman

Set and Lighting Designer: Colm McNally
Assistant Lighting Designer: Camille Simoneau
Sound Designer: Sara Huddleston
Costume Designer: Christina Dinkel
Props Designer: Hannah Clague

Creative Producer: Rose Oser
Stage Manager: Christina Hogan
Production Assistant: Kat Cuchiara-Armstrong

Photography: Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec
Poster Design: Kara Frame

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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For blind and visually impaired audience members, Z Space partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and haptic access tours for the June 12th performance of Ripped.

Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance. Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—thru touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.

For more information to book a spot in a Haptic Access Tour or to reserve a headset please call Z Space’s Box Office at (415) 626-0453 x102 or email boxoffice@zspace.org.

Z Space’s production of Ripped is supported in part by a grant from the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.

Interested in supporting the world premiere production of Ripped? Click the donate button and select Ripped from the drop down menu. By making a donation of any amount, you will receive recognition in the program AND our gratitude. Ticket sales alone do not cover the production costs, so we rely on support from community members like you.

If you are interested in making a donation of $500 or more and would like to receive special Producer benefits, please contact Individual Giving Associate, Vanessa Flores at vflores@zspace.org or (415) 659-8134.