Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

September 17, 2022

8:00pm

Main Stage Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Proteus Festival

A Z Signature Festival Event

September 30, 2022 to October 10, 2022

See event details for times

Lobby, Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace

2 full weekends of creativity are back at The Z! 

Showcases of music, comedy, theater, kid’s entertainment, open mics, a slient auction, and interactive art projects take over our block of Town Center this October in the don’t-miss event of the season! Come see what The Z is all about-there’s no arts fest like Proteus!

GET YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS TO GET TICKETS TO ALL EVENTS

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL:

Fridays & Saturdays, 9/30-10/1 and 10/7-10/8 at 7pm

Studio Theater

The 2022 Proteus New Plays Festival features four new works written in our American Dreamwrights Workshop. Join us for performances in repertory during Proteus and vote for your favorite show. Winner of the Audience Favorite will get an extended run in November. 2022 Selected Plays are: “A Cut Above” by Zachary and Christen Davis, “The Blood Cycle” by Benita Alane, “Likker Outta Control, Busting Arlena Cartwright” by Clyde Santana, and “No One Knows Her Song” by P.A. Wray


PLAN B COMEDY HULLABALOO

Friday, Oct. 7 at 8pm

Mainstage


PROTEUS BLOCK PARTY

Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-7pm

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Your introduction to The Z starts this October! Our annual Proteus Block Party is the biggest don’t-miss FREE event of the season showcasing music, comedy, theater, kid’s entertainment, open mics, and interactive art projects. We’ll have our doors open wide for the community to come see what The Z is all about-there’s no arts fest like Proteus!

PARTY LIKE A VIP: For $100 get a reserved seat on the terrace in the VIP lounge area, then enjoy dinner and a show with catered food and drink during the Block Party, and a ticket to the Proteus Music Contest at 8pm.


PROTEUS MUSIC CONTEST

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8pm

Mainstage Theater

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.

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

Studio: Rotation of performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads, Plan B Comedy, American Dreamwrights, and Proteus Creative Team Winners Past and Present

Main Lobby: Silent Auction with prizes from VB favorites

 

*Party like a VIP: Each VIP ticket includes a seated table on the Plaza or Terrace, a catered meal, drinks, and a ticket to the Proteus Music Contest Concert.*

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

October 15, 2022

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B Leftovers: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

November 26, 2022

8:00pm

Main Stage Theater

Plan B Comedy is coming over for holiday leftovers. Watch Plan B perform some improv comedy that’ll cure that holiday food coma and leave you asking for seconds! Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy. Eighth year running!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

December 17, 2022

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

January 21, 2023 to September 17, 2022

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

February 18, 2023

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

March 18, 2023

8:00pm

Main Stage Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

April 15, 2023

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

May 20, 2023

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.

Plan B Jam: Open Mic for Improv Games

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

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 is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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. 

Plan B: Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy Troupe

June 17, 2023

8:00pm

Studio Theater

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!

*****

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. 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.