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JUNE 2022

MEDIA - Music Festival Returns to The Z

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