Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional, non-profit theater company whose mission is to provide artistic experiences to the community in a forum that fosters and introduces new, exceptionally gifted artists, composers, and creative writers. Our goal is to become an integral part of the community using the arts to encourage individuals to embrace their dreams and to achieve their full potential. We build partnerships with other community arts organizations to provide audiences, young and old, with a full range of artistic experiences.
What The Z is about:
The Z is about ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES.
Unique entertainment. Distinctive venues. Creative conversations. The Z’s 300-seat theater and studio theater will offer an intimate, interactive complement to existing larger venues in the area, thereby broadening and enriching arts entertainment opportunities as a whole. For Hampton Roads audiences that means entertainment that they won’t get to experience anywhere else.
The Z is about ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITY.
Hampton Roads has got talent. Our region is brimming with exceptionally gifted creative people and performers—musicians, writers, playwrights and much more. The Z provides a unique professional venue in which these artists can showcase and develop their crafts in real time.
The Z is about CREATIVE EXPLORATION.
The arts are perhaps most alive in the creation of new work. The Z serves as a “creative kitchen” in which artists can introduce new songs, writing, plays and more. The Z’s support allows them to explore, take risks and immerse themselves in the creative process.
The Z is about DYNAMIC COLLABORATION.
We’re all in this together. By partnering with established area arts organizations like the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Musical Theatre, The Z complements and enhances their programming, community reach and impact. The Z understands that when the arts as a whole thrive, we all benefit—artists, patrons and the broader community.
The Z is about COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Our passion for the arts reflects a “big picture” passion for our community. Whether we are guiding a talented musician in taking their music to the next level, or working with local leaders on a new event in town, or partnering with a non-profit organization to create their next support activity, The Z is dedicated to helping our community achieve its full creative potential.