A Z SPACE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

THE brother(s)

Adapted by Colman Domingo | Based on a short story by Lesley Tenorio

THE STORY | The Brother(s) is a new play by Colman Domingo about the courage it takes to love your family as they are, and not who you want them to be. With a lively trans chorus and a dynamic set design, the entire space will shift quickly from location to location, bringing the story's glittering spectacle to life. Beneath the excitement of the production’s sudden shifts and turns lies an intimate relationship between the protagonist, Edmond, and his mother. The death of an estranged younger sibling presents Edmond and his Ma with a choice: to cling to the memory of "Eric," their little brother and son, or to accept Erica's true identity. 

THEMES |  Family, gender identity, grief, loss, heritage, healing, pride, forgiveness

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | The Brother(s) calls in many deeply embedded Bay Area communities; in particular, the Filipino-American, trans*, and drag communities. This is also the story of a changing city. So many have come to the Bay Area in search of a place to be seen as their authentic selves. As San Francisco rapidly evolves,  many beloved sanctuaries disappear in the wake of development, this play celebrates the irreplaceable people and sacred places that comprise our home.

THE SETTING |  Set in San Francisco in the early 90’s, The Brother(s) will transform Z Space into an immersive, adaptable playing space that seamlessly travels through the landscape of Edmond’s grief: his mother’s home in Oakland, a reality TV show, a dazzling, pulsating, trans bar, Eric(a)’s apartment, a funeral home. Through interactive performances from an ever-shifting ensemble, and immersive design, The Brother(s) will employ the full power of meta-theatrical magic to celebrate the authenticity.

 

PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN

ACTORS $38,000
DIRECTOR $7,500
DESIGNERS $23,000
CREW $20,800
SET $10,000
LIGHTING $5,000
PROPS $2,800
COSTUMES $3,000
ACCOMMODATIONS $5,000
PLAYWRIGHT $5,000

 

ARTIST CIRCLE | Support is needed at every level to make this fantastic story possible. Artist Circle Members provide essential support receive access to every step of the way leading up to opening night. Underwrite one of the elements of the show, or give at one of the levels below.

Donor levels and benefits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | $25,000

  • Invitation for four to Z Space’s 2017 Benefit and 25th Anniversary kick off celebration
  • Four complimentary tickets to The Brother(s) opening night performance and celebration
  • Invitation to attend a studio rehearsal of your production
  • Prominent listing as an Executive Producer for a year
     

PRODUCER | $10,000

  • Invitation for two to Z Space’s 2017 Benefit and 25th Anniversary kick off celebration
  • Two complimentary tickets to The Brother(s) opening night performance and celebration
  • One signed show poster, from the cast and creative team
  • Invitation for 2 to a private dinner with the Z Space artistic team

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | $5,000

  • 25% off tickets for Z Space’s 2017 Benefit and 25th Anniversary kick off celebration
  • Invitation to attend the design presentation and first read-through of The Brother(s)
  • Two complimentary tickets to The Brother(s) opening night performance and celebration
  • Invitation to The Brother(s) dress rehearsal

GAME-CHANGER | $2,500

  • Two complimentary tickets to a performance of The Brother(s)
  • 25% discount on two pairs of tickets to a performance
  • A signed script of The Brother(s) from the cast and creative team

PARTNER | $1,000

  • Invitation to a “Meet the Artists” reception twice per year
  • Prominent recognition in performance programs for one year
  • Pay it forward: Z Space will donate a pair of tickets to your favorite charity

COLLABORATOR | $500

  • Invitations to happy hours at Z Bar with Z Space artists and staff
  • Invitations to a donor appreciation event once a year