Calling all art lovers! Take part in all of Proteus Festival with the All-Access Pass! Your pass includes entry to the New Plays Festival, Music Contest, Plan B Finale, and Creative Team performances-so you can experience all of Proteus, your way. Discounts available.
The Proteus Festival Music Contest is for emerging and early-career musical artists!
See performances from our five finalists at Proteus Festival, and watch as a winner is crowned by a panel of music industry professionals. The grand prize is a headlining concert in the Live at The Z Music Series and a recording package in The Z’s recording studio.
The Proteus New Plays Festival showcases community-driven staged readings of 4 scripts that have been developed in the Z Playwrights Lab or by Z Artist Members. The staged readings give the playwrights an opportunity to work with a director and a volunteer cast to see their script “on its feet” for the first time, and add the most crucial element to developing a play, The Audience!
Each reading is presented twice during the 2 weeks of Proteus Festival. Audiences are given the opportunity to rate the plays via a survey focused on the elements writing an engaging script and story. Ratings are averaged to select the PNPF Audience Favorite. The Audience Favorite receives a workshop production 2-week run in November, as the second Curtain Up! New Plays Series play of the 23-24 season.
by Jennie Brown
Directed by Patrick Mullins, Asst. Director: Leila Stephanie
Sept. 28 & Sept. 30
The Truth Be Told
directed by Sharon Cook
Sept. 29 & Sept. 30
Insects and Giants
Sept. 30 & Oct. 5
by Clyde Santana, directed by Patrick Mullins, Asst Director: Leila Stephanie
Boxes of Someday
by LouJ Stalsworth, directed by Sharon Cook
Sept. 30 & Oct. 6
October 7, 2023
The community-favorite, Plan B Comedy series, where the laughter never stops (well, eventually it stops… but you get it)! Our longest-running resident company combines Sketch, Improv and Stand Up for an unforgettable evening of fun. You’ll want to plan to be at Plan B. Comedy starts here!