Zach Trebino
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t h e  l a n g u a g e  i n s t i n c t 
wryly considers the development and acquisition of language. As language fails three vastly people, a spectre offering them ‘a voice’ emerges, but should they accept a voice that’s not their own? Featuring text culled from Ferdinand de Saussure’s Course in General Linguistics, my short play sloughing, and music borrowed from Joanna Newsom & Tim Hecker.


h i s t o r y
Fall 2014: Towson University (Towson, MD)

Fall 2016: Open Air Festival of New Works (Philadelphia, PA)




The premiere production had the following team:

c o n c e p t
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d i r e c t i o n
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s c e n o g r a p h y
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f e a t u r i n g
zoe jenkins
brennan walker
mani yangilmau 
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Zach Trebino

Philadelphia, PA --> Los Angeles, CA