A GOOD NEIGHBOR
September 26 - Oct 6, 2018 at Z Below
Written by Kate E. Ryan | Directed by Morgan Green
What’s the opposite of the opposite side of the world?
It’s where you are.
What’s the opposite of where you are?
It’s where someone else is.
Dani’s daughter really wants to take piano lessons. Heidi is new in town and happens to teach piano. Dani is thrilled to have found a teacher, until she learns more about Heidi’s…politics. A Good Neighbor is a startling new play that confronts deeply conflicting ideologies in a distinctly apolitical space: the home. Amidst music lessons, potlucks, and a gossiping Greek chorus, the entire neighborhood must re-examine how kindness can exist inside of fear.
A Good Neighbor was written by local playwright Kate E. Ryan, commissioned and developed by Z Space in San Francisco, and fueled by group discussions with women from the Bay Area. The commissioning and production of this new work is made possible by Gerbode-Hewlett Foundations 2015 Theater Commissioning Awards initiative.
Custom Made Theatre Co. presents
the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of
Stacy Ross in
The Thrush & the Woodpecker: a Revenge Play
by Steve Yockey
directed by Tracy Ward
with Fontana Butterfield & Adam Magill
Brenda Hendricks has her hands full dealing with her son Noah after he is expelled from a prestigious college and unexpectedly returns to their isolated Northern California home. When an elegant and mysterious woman arrives on their doorstep dragging along buried secrets and stories about mysterious birds, Brenda and Noah find their world turned upside down in ways both intimate and epic. Both engaging and disturbing, THE THRUSH & THE WOODPECKER is a morality play with a fantastical twist.
August 4-20, 2016
An Ideal Husband at Marin Shakespeare Festival
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Robert Currier
"A wonderfully witty story of scandal, seduction, and insider trading by the incomparable Oscar Wilde. “An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship." - Oscar Wilde
Sweet Bird of Youth
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jennifer Welch
An improbable couple drifts into a tiny Gulf Coast town, searching for comfort in booze, pills and each others’ arms. Chance Wayne, a Broadway-actor-turned-gigolo, brings his latest benefactress south to his hometown to escape the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. When a youthful mistake surfaces that threatens Chance’s plan, they learn that dreams are destroyed here. Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH is a sensual, haunting journey.
The Right Now Improv
Alaska State Improv Festival '16
Austin Out of Bounds '15
Seattle Festival of Improv Theater '14
SF Sketchfest '14
SF Improv Festival '13, '14, 15'