Proteus Film Festival

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.


6:00pm: Creative Teams Kickoff

Creativity starts here! Form a Creative Team at Proteus Festival. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Grab up to 5 friends and come to The Z on 9/30 at 6pm to receive your prompt. Then, over the course of 5 days, create a new work in one of three disciplines: theater, music, and film, and on opening day of Proteus Festival, 10/6 at 7:30pm, present that new work at The Z.

Creative Teams receive rehearsal space, technical support, and special access to all Proteus Festival events. They may also receive mentorship from local professionals in their chosen field if they desire that support.

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7:00pm: A Cut Above” by Zachary and Christen Davis, “The Blood Cycle” by Benita Alane

Studio Theater

The 2022 Proteus New Plays Festival features four new works written in our American Dreamwrights Workshop. Get a sneak peek of the shows on September 16 and 23. 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” Story by Clyde Santana, Stage Play By Clyde Santana and Buddy White, and “No One Knows Her Song” by P.A. Wray

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