Brian Thorstenson is a San Francisco based poet and playwright. Brian was a founding member of The Z Collective and one of the first resident artists of the Z Space. He is an alumni of the Resident Playwright Program of the Playwrights Foundation and one of the founding members of 6NewPlays. Recent projects have included Dearly Gathered with choreographers Rowena Richie, Christy Funsch and Chris Black and Fugue with Detour Dance. He is a lecturer in Playwriting and Devised Theater at Santa Clara University and has an MFA from San Francisco State University.