Performing Sunday, May 21 at Solo Sundays
Stage Werx – 446 Valencia St. (near 16th St.), SF
Tickets available now!
Lou has a revelation while at his laptop Zed Feltig shows how to fake deep thinking Lou's MacBook is sentient, and a bit of a noodge to boot


Nota bene: This bio will not indulge in the hoary third-person construct. It's about me, I'm writing it, and who exactly would I be fooling?

My name's Lou Kipilman. I'm a writer and performer of solo theater. You may have seen me at showcases in San Francisco like Solo Sundays and Monday Night Marsh. I was trained in theater arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

My first foray into solo performance was The Difference Between a Blank Stare and a Deep Thought, wherein an artist's struggle to create is enjoined by a silver-tongued trickster named Zed Feltig, and a suddenly sentient laptop enumerates its wants and needs.

I'm currently developing and workshopping a full-length show, provisionally titled Wiseguy. Rake. Druggist. Dad. Its genesis was a Google search on my long-departed father by my curious wife, which unearthed details of an international criminal caper half a century old, hitherto unknown to my family.

The revelation inspired me to reflect on the few remaining childhood memories I have of my dad; consider the far-reaching repercussions his life and death had on his families; and research whatever details of his life I can find, in order to separate prosaic reality from mind-bending apocrypha.

In its final form, I intend to take it on the road to some of the various and sundry fringe festivals across North America. In the meantime, you can catch its various iterations as I perform them in Bay Area venues.


Wiseguy. Rake. Druggist. Dad.

Developed with Bruce Pachtman and Kenny Yun
Solo Sundays

Solo Sundays at Stage Werx, San Francisco

May 21, 2017
August 28, 2016
March 6, 2016
November 8, 2015
The Marsh

Monday Night Marsh at The Marsh, San Francisco

January 11, 2016
January 25, 2016

The Difference Between a Blank Stare and a Deep Thought

Developed with and directed by Zahra Noorbakhsh
Solo Sundays

Solo Sundays at Theatre Werx, San Francisco

May 24, 2015
January 25, 2015