The Thin Place
by Zach Theatre

Oct. 25 - Nov. 26, 2023

Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here. Linda can communicate with them. And if you believe, she can make you hear them, too — in the thin place, the fragile boundary between our world and the other one. With acuity and relentless curiosity, Lucas Hnath’s play transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, which has a mind of its own.

Directed by Richard Robichaux

Audience members are engaged in the storytelling, as ZACH takes a fresh approach to familiar work.

Joni Lorraine's review for, November 15, 2023

Richard Whittaker's review for the Austin Chronicle, November 15, 3034


(photo by Matt Lankes)


“After working on-screen for years around the country, I recently moved back home to Austin and it’s thrilling to be behind the scenes crafting a theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen. It's been 10 years since I last directed ZACH and to return with a play so filled with surprises has been a wonderful welcome home for me,” said director RichardRobichaux. “The Thin Place is unlike any play I have ever worked on. It has this spine-tingling engagement with the audience that will have people talking for hours and days after the curtain falls. This is a play you don’t just see – you feel this play as it unfolds and happens to you. Even as the film industry struggles through a long labor strike and the big streaming services are struggling, this play reminds us why theatre has and will outlive all other mediums.”

Casting for The Thin Place includes Elise Ogden as Linda, Katerina Pappacostas as Hilda, Fernando Rivera as Jerry,and Danielle Bondurant as Sylvia.

The Thin Place is directed by Richard Robichaux. Additional production team includes Rosalind Faires as Assistant Director, Natalie Griffith Robichaux as Diction Coch, Iakov Doumanoff as Scenic & Properties Designer; Kristen Knipp as Costume Designer; Jacob Zamarripa as Lighting Designer; Eliot Haynes as Sound Designer; Robert Tolaro as Stage Manager; and Casey Boriskie as Assistant Stage Manager.

Special Events in celebration of The Thin Place:

  • Pay What You Will Week – Wednesday, October 25 through Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Pride Night – Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30pm 
  • Champagne Opening Night – Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 7:30p
  • ASL performance on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:30pm


The Thin Place
by Lucas Hnath
Zach Theatre

October 25 - November 26, 2023
Kleberg Stage, Zach Theatre
South Lamar Blvd at Riverside Drive
Austin, TX, 78704

October 25 - November 26, 2023

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm
ZACH360 in The Kleberg at ZACH Theatre

1421 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Runtime: 90 minutes (no intermission)12 and up (for language and subject matter)

Ticketing Information:$28 - $84 (click HERE)