Proteus Festival Block Party

a free event at Proteus Festival 2022

October 08, 2022

2pm

Lobby, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace

Your introduction to The Z starts at the annual Proteus Block Party! Showcases of music, comedy, theater, kid’s entertainment, open mics, and interactive art projects take over Town Center this October in the don’t-miss free event of the season! Come see what The Z is all about-there’s no arts fest like Proteus!

FEATURING:

On the Terrace & Plaza: VA is for Arts Lovers LOVE sign art project and outdoor performances, plus an open mic sampler featuring our Z Artist Members and local performers alike

Studio: Rotation of performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads, Plan B Comedy, American Dreamwrights, and more!

Headlining performance by Jared Farell: Jared Farrell is Virginia Beach-based singer/songwriter, known for his catchy melodies and story-driven music backed with electronic production. After two EPs, “Lights of Babylon and Illuminate” and a full-length record, “KIRA,” Jared is set to release his newest album, “Electric” in October of this year. As the singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York-based band Frequent Season, Jared played shows at Mercury Lounge, Arlene’s Grocery, the Bitter End, the Middle East, and more. As the keyboardist for Davey Suicide, he went on 4 national tours, opening for bands like Static X, Orgy, Jeffree Star, Twiztid, and Wednesday 13.

Main Lobby: Silent Auction with prizes from VB favorites

PARTY LIKE A VIP: For $100 get a reserved seat at a VIP premium view table, enjoy a private reception courtesy of Cantina Laredo and private bar access during the Block Party, plus a ticket to the Proteus Music Contest at 8pm.

VIEW THE FULL PROTEUS LINEUP

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

October 11, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

The Word Poster

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Word

an Open Mic Event

October 25, 2022

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

November 08, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

November 22, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

December 06, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

A Musical Theater Open Mic!

December 20, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Dust off your sheet music, warm up those vocal chords, and step into the spotlight! Join your fellow musical theater enthusiasts for a night of songs from The Great White Way. Come and see the finest of Hampton Roads’ Broadway-worthy talent. Those looking to sing may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here

************

OPEN MIC SERIES: Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here! 

 

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

January 10, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

The Word Poster

The Z OPEN MICS: The Word

A Open Mic for Poets and Storytellers

January 24, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of storytelling. Share a poem, read a story, or even tell a joke. Take the stage and share your new work-or an old favorite- in a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Please limit your performance to 5 minutes. Limited spots! The Word is a collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers.

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here

*****************

OPEN MIC SERIES: Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

February 07, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

February 21, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

March 14, 2023

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

A Musical Theater Open Mic!

March 21, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Dust off your sheet music, warm up those vocal chords, and step into the spotlight! Join your fellow musical theater enthusiasts for a night of songs from The Great White Way. Come and see the finest of Hampton Roads’ Broadway-worthy talent. Those looking to sing may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here

************

OPEN MIC SERIES: Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here! 

 

In partnership with Virginia Musical Theatre & the Hurrah Players. 

 

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

April 11, 2023

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

The Word Poster

Open Mic: The Word

A Open Mic for Poets and Storytellers

April 25, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of storytelling. Share a poem, read a story, or even tell a joke. Take the stage and share your new work-or an old favorite- in a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Please limit your performance to 5 minutes. Limited spots! The Word is a collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers.

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here

*****************

OPEN MIC SERIES: Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

May 09, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends.   Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

May 23, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy

June 13, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends. Free and open to the public

*****

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

Open Mic Series

June 20, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Dust off your sheet music, warm up those vocal chords, and step into the spotlight! Join your fellow musical theater enthusiasts for a night of songs from The Great White Way. Come and see the finest of Hampton Roads’ Broadway-worthy talent. Those looking to sing may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here

***********

OPEN MIC SERIES: Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here! 

In partnership with Virginia Musical Theatre & the Hurrah Players.