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636 E. Pierce St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Central Phoenix | 602-663-4032
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  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    The setup: Space 55's Late Night Series is a thing we've visited and written about before. It's alternative performance for (eventually) every taste, something we both enjoy and pine for...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    "Really, to me, the whole thing is about building a storytelling scene." These are the words of Dan Hull, architect of the downtown Phoenix storytelling scene. After two seasons of the...
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    Storytelling's all the rage, and Space 55 is getting in on the action with the monthly event Storyline, during which “the themes of our lives intersect.” In collaboration with...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    "Out of your head and into your heart." Throughout our interview with the members of Howl Theatre Project, it was this phrase that kept appearing. By their own admission, this was a bit of...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Literary
    Lit Lounge presents its second "Most of" edition, a sort-of best of round-up featuring prominent performers of both national recognition and local prowess. The conversation returns to the...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    The setup: One of the myriad ways Space 55 Ensemble enriches our community is by developing, training, and showcasing new writers, whether they're creating solo performance pieces or plays...
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    Maps marked with “Heyre Be Dragons” alerted astute travelers of the Old World to the uncharted parts of the sea where, surely, creatures noshed on the bones of explorers. Space...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Comedy, rugby, and a little profanity round out Jackalope Ranch's top picks for things to do this weekend. Chris D'Elia Between his spot-on impersonations of drunk chicks who just don't...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    If you’ve noticed a resurgence of flannel shirts and Doc Martens, you’re not in a time warp to the early 1990s -- it’s the cycle of what’s old being new again. Space...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Big Brain Awards
    Leading up to this year's Big Brain Awards, we're checking in with past winners. Up today: Kim Porter. Kim Porter wants to do something new this year. The playwright is planning to push...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Tourists and locals agree, spring is Arizona's time to shine between the sports, shows, conventions, and exhibitions. With so much going on in just one season, it's time to get off the couch...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Top Lists
    Quick PHX, our annual pocket guide to art, shopping, and partying in Phoenix, is on stands now -- just in time for Viva PHX on Friday, March 7, and Art Detour 26 on Saturday and Sunday,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Top Lists
    Landing a house in an up-and-coming neighborhood doesn't just give you bragging rights, it gives you a good investment. Sure, these areas may be a little patchier than most. But with a few...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    The setup: Not everything that takes the Manhattan theater scene by storm (besides the polar vortex) is a musical extravaganza or a heavy, thoughtful, or surreal drama. One of the hottest...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Take a chill pill this pre-holiday weekend. Here are Jackalope Ranch's top five picks for things to do in metro Phoenix. A Christmas Carol @ Theater Works Give it up to the 170 years of...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Remember when a harmless game of spin the bottle progressed into the titillating yet terrifying seven minutes in heaven? Remember the paralyzing fear, the awkward seven minutes that...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    BIG OL' HOLIDAY THEATER UPDATE: Because of you people and how much you love to go to good plays, White Christmas has added two performances, one this Sunday evening, December 15, and one on...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Christmas is full of traditions that are borderline cliché: A Christmas Story marathons, feeble attempts to make eggnog bearable with rum, hating Christmas music by the fifth day of...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    After a young boy is hit by a car and killed while chasing his dog into the street, his parents are left to pick up the pieces (or sweep them under the rug) in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Get your game faces on and prepare to have a bitchin' time, because A Bitch in Time is back. The show will include such acts as monologues, music, poetry, and performance art from 10...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Welcome to the weekend, Phoenicians. Here's how to spend it. Whitney Cummings @ Tempe Improv Don't let her size fool you; Whitney Cummings is a comedy machine. The actress, writer,...
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    Chances are, if you survived middle school, you probably were forced to play seven minutes in heaven, a game that trapped two hormonal adolescents in a closet for seven minutes of pure...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    The setup: Local writer Charlie Steak's short play Woman and Girl follows its two characters through a stressful period of accepting change and learning to live together. (It's quite...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Don't waste your weekend, Phoenix. Yeah, we know, the new season of Arrested Development is alllmost here and you just really want to re-watch all the other episodes like three times before...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Patti Hannon, a fine actress who’s ruled for years in the Late Night Catechism series, does not always play a bossy old Polish-American nun. Currently, Hannon stars in Woman and Girl,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    The setup: Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya takes guts to produce and mad brains and talent to produce tolerably. Don't go to that link and read it; besides its morose nature, it's full of those...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    To prepare for a summer spent feeling as though you’re wasting your life, there’s nothing like seeing a play about people who spend the summer feeling as though they’re...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Plastic bottles don't pollute the environment; people pollute the environment. So it makes perfect sense to us that a cute little plastic bottle named Sam is the heroine of Space 55's Of...
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    Those so-called “cultured” types sure love to brag about their love of poetry. We aren't sure how they get their fix of literary arts. But we like to imagine that they sport...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    We have no idea what you'll see at Space 55's 7 Minutes Under the Mistletoe. But neither has Space 55. Somehow, though, the acts who've each arranged to perform for less time than it takes...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    If you have a solid holiday show that people love and buy tickets to, obviously you have to do it at least once more. Or 18 more times. Or whatever. So here we go -- this season's reruns,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    The setup: Part of the mission of Space 55 is to foster the development of new writers and performers (through their classes and workshops) and help artists like those share their work with...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    In the scope of human history, women’s rights are a fairly new thing. Seeing women as equals? Well, that’s even newer. History favors men. But that’s okay, because history...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    It's that monstery season. If you aren't already mutated, deformed, or more machine than human, and you can't wait for the post-apocalyptic hellscape to get you there, the leadup to...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    It's been another year of sloooow economic recovery, and those of us who are not yet down to (or still down to) living in an unregistered Oldsmobile making ketchup-packet soup have many...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    See also: ASU Art Museum Hires Curator Julio Cesar Morales See also: Wonder Woman Cropped Top from Reincarnation by Tiffe Fermaint See also: New Times' Calendar of Events Looking for ways to...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Comedian Alex Koll bridges the gap between alternative and mainstream comedy. He and his funny guests will drop by Space 55 for what is sure to be an entertaining hour. Mon., Aug....
  • Jackalope Ranch: Comedy
    Alex Koll is a comedian who bridges the gap between alternative and mainstream comedy. A market for the comic's jokes was there, but the venue wasn't, so he and a couple of buddies started...
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    Mercury up, attention span down. If therefore you crave a live version of the unfiltered, baffling behavior television brings you in spazzy little bursts, attend 7 Minutes in Heaven, the...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Comedy
    Social media and podcasts have given rise to a burgeoning post-80s comedy scene. And after the longstanding Tempe Improv announced it was closing its doors in June, it's good to see...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Comedy
    It's a piece of cake for the organizers of the 11th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival to pack a lot into a little -- that's kind of a holy principle of comedy. So yes, the entire event fests...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    Subject matter isn't one of the generally accepted elements of drama (such as plot, character, theme, and dialogue) that we've ticked off on our fingers since classical times -- maybe...
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    It was George Bernard Shaw who mused, “Youth is wasted on the young.” We’d argue that youth is more about getting wasted. But once the blinding hangover headache clears, it...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Curtains
    PHX:fringe update: Phoenix's own Space 55 production of Night of the Chicken 2: The Rise of Aunt Lulu was added to the Fringe schedule. It's a live-radio-broadcast-style show by local...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Big Brain Awards
    In preparation for this year's Big Brain awards, we're checking up with a few of last year's winners. Our nominations closed today, but we'll continue our updates because these creatives are...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Morning Buzz
    Welcome to the Morning Buzz, a catch-up on interesting happenings around the city and country and a quick guide to what (and who) to keep your eyes on. We'll be here, first thing every...
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    We think our own alley cats are smarter than Samantha Martin's Amazing Acro-Cats, because ours manage to snag premium deli snacks without doing circus tricks or playing in a three-piece...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    The Paradox of Choice isn't just a geek-hot book by Barry Schwartz; it's why decision-making hurts. So many terrific options, you can't choose what to pass up -- because of soul-crushing...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Theater
    The cast and crew behind Downtown's Space 55 first held A Bitch in Time a year ago. It was cheap (and semi last minute); no sets or costumes were required and actors had little time for...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Playwright Charles Hinkley's new work, The Man in the Black Pajamas, is a humor-tinged psychological thriller exploring the bad luck of John Collins, a good-humored biochemical engineer...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Performance Art
    Kim Porter has no qualms about acting in her own play; while the local playwright and actress hasn't been on stage with other actors for more than a decade, she jokes that she's had her...

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Space 55 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in downtown Phoenix. Exposing audiences to the cutting edge of live theatre, Space 55 has quickly established itself as a vital force in the Phoenix arts scene. In addition to its own original productions, the Space 55 performance venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment by diverse performers, including improvisational comedy, music and other special events.

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