Lisa Steindler serves as the Executive Artistic Director of Z Space in San Francisco, California.
Lisa Steindler serves as the Executive Artistic Director of Z Space in San Francisco. Since joining Z Space Lisa has guided unheralded growth for the organization. In 2009, she engineered a long-term lease on Z Space’s first venue. Presently Z Space operates two venues, a black box and a 244-seat main stage, filling an essential role in the Bay Area’s arts ecology while continuing to raise Z Space's profile and partnerships both regionally and nationally. Lisa has created a robust program of produced, co-produced and presented works by local and national artists. Prior to Z Space, Lisa served as the Artistic Director of Encore Theatre where she has shepherded such established playwrights as Adam Bock, Claire Chaffee, Adam Rapp, Leigh Fondakowski, and Peter Nachtrieb. Lisa has produced over 40 world premiere productions. She also created A.C.T.’s ArtReach program, bringing theatre into the Bay Area public schools.