Press Contact

Contact me for help with articles, previews, reviews, interviews, and additional information about Zeiders American Dream Theater.

Jessi DiPette

Marketing Director
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MAY 2021

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – New Virginia Beach one-man show displays ‘the trappings of life… drugs, sex, all of that’

MEDIA – BroadwayWorld – James T. Lane’s TRIPLE THREAT Will Play Zeiders American Dream Theater

MEDIA – Playbill – Triple Threat 

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Triple Threat with James T. Lane

APRIL 2021

MEDIA – Coast Live – Talking with Broadway performer James T. Lane on Coast Live

MARCH 2021

MEDIA – Woman Around Town – 2021 Vocal Jazz Summit

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Virginia Beach theater to look at how Hollywood films have wronged women


MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – ‘No Holds Bard’: Zeiders American Dream Theater hosts virtual Shakespeare festival for all


MEDIA – WAVY-TV 10 – Plan B Comedy and the pandemic


MEDIA – Coast Live – Getting ready for The Proteus Festival at the Z on Coast Live

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – The arts world has been ravaged by the pandemic. How long can performance venues stay dark without going under?

MAY 2020

MEDIA – BroadwayWorld – Zeiders American Dream Theater Holds Virtual Musical Theater Open Mic

MEDIA – WAVY TV – Zeiders American Dream Theater offers virtual musical theater open mic

MEDIA – WAVY TV – Kiwanis Club donates $50,000 to nonprofits amid COVID-19 pandemic

APRIL 2020

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Zeiders Theater launching community craft project

MEDIA – WAVY TV – One year after VB mass shooting, local theater company looks to bring healing through community art projects done from home

MARCH 2020

MEDIA – COVA Magazine – New Musical on Edgar Cayce Premieres at Zeiders

February 2020

MEDIA – VEER Magazine – K’Bana Blaq: Death to Mindless Music

MEDIA – WHRO – Arts Undercurrent: No Holds Bard at the Zeiders

January 2020

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Saint Irene’s at Zeiders American Dream Theater

MEDIA – Coast Live – Talking with the writer and director of “Saint Irene’s” on Coast Live

MEDIA – Broadway World – Local Playwright Manoli Kouremetis is Returning To The Z With His World Premiere Of SAINT IRENE’S

PRESS RELEASE – Local Playwright Manoli Kouremetis returns to The Z with his world premiere of Saint Irene’s.

December 2019

MEDIA – Hampton Roads Show – Zero to 60 Jazz Quartet

MEDIA – Coast Live – Getting ready for the holidays with Zeiders American Dream Theater on Coast Live

November 2019

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – To cope with the Virginia Beach mass shooting, a local dancer created “VBStrong: Healing Through the Arts”

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – First festival of its kind will bring Afrobeats music, dance and culture to Virginia Beach

October 2019

MEDIA – Coast Live – The Proteus Festival coming to Zeiders American Dream Theater on Coast Live

May 2019

MEDIA – 95.7 R&B – Ranky Tanky: Continuing the Legacy of a Living Culture

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – At this Beach show, the drinks will dance before your very eyes

MEDIA – VEER Magazine – Danceable Cocktails

April 2019

MEDIA – Coast Live -A new stage show set in an asylum with the music of Sting

March 2019

MEDIA – OutWire757 – James Judd Talks Stand Up, The Silver Slipper, And Hearing Loss

MEDIA – Coast Live – How one cancer survivor found her inner super powers and became the Pink Hulk

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – “The Pink Hulk” – Valerie David

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Two-time cancer survivor returns to Virginia Beach as “The Pink Hulk”

February 2019

MEDIA – Coast Live – A preview Plan B Comedy’s variety and sketch show on Coast Live

MEDIA – BroadwayWorld – Valerie David Brings Award-Winning One-Woman Show PINK HULK To The Z Theater

MEDIA – The Daily Press – Teaching grade school prepared Mathews man for career in comedy

January 2019

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Play in Virginia Beach challenges audience to care about “the other”

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Distant Survivors 

MEDIA – Coast Live – Zeiders Theater brings a powerful production to the stage on Coast Live

MEDIA – Daily Press – Puppeteer fascinated by the challenge of bringing something to life

PRESS RELEASE – Distant Survivors announces full cast and dates

December 2018

MEDIA – Coast Live – Skye Zentz performs before her appearance with Upstate

MEDIA – HearSay with Cathy Lewis 89.5FM – Lunch Hour with The Z

November 2018

MEDIA – WVEC Channel 13 – Free show to honor 100th anniversary of the end of ‘The Great War’

MEDIA – Coast Live – Artistic Director, Bart Kuebler, musical tribute for veterans with Chris Van Cleave

MEDIA – Daily Press – Zeiders American Dream Theater partners with Virginia Arts Festival for their season. 

October 2018

MEDIA – Inside Business – Entertainment entrepreneurs share lessons, experiences

MEDIA – Coastal Virginia Magazine – Zeiders American Dream Theater Opens with Inaugural Proteus Festival

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Zeiders new theater space cements founder’s dream

MEDIA – Southside Daily – A dream come true: New theater to open with a bang this weekend

MEDIA – WVEC Channel 13 – Arts scene expanding in Virginia Beach with opening of new theater

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Proteus Festival

MEDIA – Coast Live – Proteus Festival 

MEDIA – OutWire757 – Proteus Festival to Open New Zeiders American Dream Theater This Weekend

September 2018

MEDIA – WTKR Cannel 3 – New Edgar Cayce musical to debut at Zeiders American Dream Theater

MEDIA – VEER Magazine – The Lincoln Center Of Virginia Beach

August 2018

MEDIA – AltDaily – Kishi Bashi and The Hunts to Headline First Proteus Festival

July 2018

PRESS RELEASE – 2018 Proteus Festival Headliners Announced 

May 2018

MEDIA – The Beacon – New York native moves to Virginia Beach and promotes local theater

MEDIA – AltDaily – Preview: The Orange Ave Project

MEDIA – OutWire757 – Orange Avenue Project To Debut With A Staged Reading

MEDIA – Veer Magazine – Orange Avenue Project Exposes Pulse Of Hate

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – The Orange Ave Project 

MEDIA – Coast Live – Music Spotlight with Chris Van Cleave 

PRESS RELEASE – The Orange Ave Project – A new theater work that documents a community’s reaction to the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando in June of 2016.

April 2018

MEDIA – 102.1 Tide Radio – Interview with Shea Seger and Bart Kuebler

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Miss. Understood explores the world of African-American women

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Miss. Understood Interview with Meredith Noel and Bart Kuebler 

March 2018

PRESS RELEASE – Miss. Understood – A new original theater work from Emerging Artist, Meredith Noel 

January 2018

MEDIA – The Tony Macrini Show – WNIS 790AM – ASAP Open Mic

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – ASAP Veteran Open Mic Night in Virginia Beach

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Grotesquerie Lake Interview with Bart Kuebler and James Rubio

PRESS RELEASE – Grotesquerie Lake – James Rubio’s new musical fantasy gets a staged reading

December 2017

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – After 20 years in London, Beach singer comes home

November 2017

MEDIA – 102.1FM The Tide – Jason Kypros and Plan B Comedy Interview

MEDIA – WAVY TV 10 – Shea Seger on The Hampton Roads Show – Live Music Friday

October 2017

MEDIA – 102.1FM The Tide – Moonshiner A Musical Fabulism Interview

MEDIA – WHRO – Shea Seger on “Out of the Box” with Paul Shugrue

MEDIA – AltDaily – Shea Seger and Friends

PRESS RELEASE – Moonshiner A Musical Fabulism workshop production debuts in October

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Take a peek at new Town Center theater construction

September 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Arborophilia, or The Chopping Block, world premiere comedy studio production debuts this Fall

July 2017

REVIEW – Virginian Pilot – One-woman show in Virginia Beach has the right star to make it shine

MEDIA – Coast Live on WTKR Channel 3 – Second to Nun

REVIEW – VEER Magazine – Second to Nun

REVIEW – OutWire757 – Second to Nun

REVIEW – AltDaily – Second to Nun

MEDIA – – Photo Flash: Molly Pope is SECOND TO NUN at Zeiders American Dream Theater

JUNE 2017

MEDIA – Tide Radio 102.1FM Interview – Artistic Director Bart Kuebler talks about the 2017 Summer Series.

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Cabaret show at Virginia Beach theater explores still-relevant 17th century oppression

MEDIA – OUTWIRE757 – New York Cabaret Sensation Molly Pope Comes to Virginia Beach in ‘Second to Nun’

MEDIA – Montreal Theatre Hub – Exclusive First Interview: Broadway composer Michael Cooper and director-librettist Anton Dudley talk World Premiere of SECOND TO NUN

MEDIA – Playbill – Molly Pope will star in new musical Second to Nun.

MEDIA – – Molly Pope is Second to Nun.

PRESS RELEASE – Second to Nun – World Premiere musical from Broadway and Off-Broadway duo, Michael Cooper and Anton Dudley, debuts this summer.

May 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Hampton Roads artists unite to tell the story of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

MEDIA – AltDaily – Virginia Beach Veterans & Spouses Tell their Stories this Weekend.

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – The Telling Project

MEDIA – WVEC 13 – The Telling Project gives vets and families a voice.

PRESS RELEASE – Hampton Roads veterans take the stage to tell their stories in The Telling Project.

April 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Emerging Artist, Evan Hannah, creates immersive theatrical experience with Burning Sugar.

March 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Zeiders American Dream Theater presents Saint Irene’s

February 2017

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Sex on Broadway

MEDIA – WAVY-TV 10 – I Am Hampton Roads – Sibel Galindez

MEDIA – The Hampton Roads Show – Sex on Broadway and Plan B Comedy

PRESS RELEASE – 2017 Spring Series Announced at The Z!


PRESS RELEASE – Sex on Broadway – Back by popular demand!

PRESS RELEASE – The Telling Project is looking for Veterans and Their Families

November 2016

MEDIA – VEER Magazine – Block 9 Ground Breaking/Plan B Comedy Resident Company


MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Queen Mary: Over the Top and Straight from the Heart

MEDIA – Inside Business – Groundbreaking on Block 9 and Zeiders New Space

PRESS RELEASE – Groundbreaking for Zeiders American Dream Theater’s New Space

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Burning Sugar workshop

PRESS RELEASE – Burning Sugar makes a debut at ZADT with Emerging Artist, Evan Hannah.


PRESS RELEASE – The Z presents it’s Fall Series with new Songwriters Series 

JULY 2016

MEDIA – – Zeiders American Dream Theater Premieres LOVE, ALWAYS

MEDIA – The Daily Press – New Theater and a Mix of Performances 

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Inaugural Summer Series

JUNE 2016

MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Plan B Comedy Interview with Jason Kypros

MAY 2016

PRESS RELEASE – Zeiders American Dream Theater announces 2016 Summer Series

MEDIA – – NSU and The Limbic System present Choir Boy at Zeiders American Dream Theater

MEDIA – Mace and Crown – All the While with Evan Hannah

MARCH 2016

PRESS RELEASE – March and April blossom at The Z


MEDIA – – Meet Cast & Creative Team of THE RENDEZVOUS at ZADT

MEDIA – – Zeiders American Dream Theater to Stage THE RENDEZVOUS


MEDIA – The Virginian Pilot – Block 6 Opening