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Ripped by Rachel Bublitz

  • Z Below 470 Florida Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
Postcard for RIPPED shows overhead shot of a person with long, dark hair next to a gray sofa , sifde table, overturned wooden dining chair and overturned lamp.

Written by Rachel Bublitz // Directed by Lisa Steindler

We think of consent as “yes” or “no” but what about all the moments in between? Z Space presents the world premiere of a groundbreaking new play, RIPPED, about a freshman at UC Berkeley who wakes up in someone else’s bed. She needs to piece together how and why she got there. Did she want this RIPPED was selected for Z Space’s Problematic Play Festival in 2018, due to its history of sparking heated debate when it was read at other theaters throughout the country. It has never been fully staged and shown to an audience. Until Now.

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Z Space partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and haptic access tours for the June 12th performance of RIPPED. Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance. Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—thru touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.

Show starts at 7pm, Access Tour at 6pm

Tickets $30 at

For more information, to book a spot in a Haptic Access Tour, or to reserve a headset please call Z Space’s Box Office at (415) 626-0453 x102 or email