Zach Trebino
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is a vaudevillian meta-pageant; it’s a public access variety show; it’s a saturnalia of excessive grotesquery that dips into psuedo-sincerity! it’s food! it’s sex! it’s television! It’s a one-hour romp into media and sexuality, with a 3-channel VHS symphony as a backdrop.



p r e s s
the morning call
broad street review (1)
broad street review (2)
performance is alive
philadelphia magazine
phindie

h i s t o r y
Fall 2015: created in residency at Center for PerformanceResearch in Brooklyn, NY and at Towson University 

Winter 2015: episode iv: cool as a cucumber premiered at  GLASSHOUSE (Brooklyn, NY) as part of the Plays of Domesticity event

April 2016: premiere at Towson University (Towson, MD) 

August 2016: Fields Festival (Darlington, MD)


September 2016: Philadelphia Fringe Festival @ Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA)

November 2016: Dixon Place (NYC)

January 2017: Psychic Readings Co. (Baltimore, MD)


c o n c e p t
&  d i r e c t i o n
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c r e a t i o n
jenni messner
& zach trebino

p e r f o r m a n c e
jenni messner
& zach trebino

e n v i r o n m e n t
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s o u n d
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v i d e o
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l i g h t s
eric bowers

c o s t u m e s
& m a k e u p
devin o’neill

the chapbook
I made a pamphlet-cum-chapbook-cum-manifesto to ‘explain’ the show but it doesn’t explain much at all. It’s  more of a way to continue audience engagement post-experience - composed of original poems and essays, indecipherable quotations, screenshots, and some original images:


photos by barry kirsch & mike wojick





Zach Trebino

Philadelphia, PA --> Los Angeles, CA