The Zeiders American Dream Theater- The Z- is inaugurating an annual festival of creativity and performance beginning with the opening of our new theater on October 5th, 2017.

What we need is a hip new name for this festival! Austin has SXSW, Chicago has Lollapalooza, Tennessee has Bonnaroo- Tidewater needs a distinctive name for what will become a signature artistic experience. So, we are inviting submissions- send us your idea for a name!

This Z’s mission is to present new works, emerging artists, and artistic opportunities not available anywhere else. We do this in the belief that creativity and collaboration combine to create a vibrant, productive community. Our new festival will present multiple ways for artists, creators, and the public to interact via performances, panel discussions, and creative opportunities.

Over the course of this three day festival we will be presenting music performances, theatrical works, and films. In addition to the over 30 performances presented during the festival we will be inviting teams of collaborators to create a new work in one of these areas and present their pieces on the final day of the festival for juried awards in each discipline.