What's Next for Zoë
6.29.21 - 7.1.21
Excited to be working with Ari Stess and the Playwrights' Center again (and working period again...)! I'll be doing a virtual workshop of a new play by Ari next week, public reading at 3 PM EST on 7.1.21. Look out for the Zoom link!
Acting in an excerpt of Dan O'Neil's new play, stable folk, directed by Katie Rose McLaughlin at Little Theater. So many other great acts that night too, including Becca Blackwell and David Greenspan! Come on through to Dixon Place on Monday, Feb. 10!
Thrilled to be in a room again with Julia May Jonas and Nellie Tinder for the workshop of A Woman Among Women directed by Sarah Hughes and with music by Brian Cavanaugh-Strong. We have a public reading on Sunday, February 2 at 4 PM at the New Georges Room. Email Sarah if you'd like to come!
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, my play based on the 1926 novel, Lolly Willowes, gets a workshop with New Georges next week! Julia Sirna-Frest directs, Jeff Aaron Bryant sound designs and composes and Lisa Clair, Claire Fort, Moe Yousuf, Ean Sheehy, Jehan Young, Megan Hill, Blanca Vivancos and I act. Reserve your seat for the staged reading on 11.22 at 3 PM HERE!
Just finished up a workshop of Sarah Einspanier's Lunch Bunch directed by Tara Ahmadinejad with Play Company. <<Lunch Bunch!>>
Workshopping Dan O'Neil's The Alleged Children of Darkness with Taylor Reynolds and a great cast. We'll read it at Arthouse Productions in Jersey City on Sunday, May 12. If you dare to venture to Jersey, here is more info.
My play Lolly, Lolly, Lolly will have its first reading at Loading Dock Theatre! Directed by the genius Julia Sirna-Frest, the cast is ridiculous: Nikki Calonge, Lisa Clair, Ugo Chukwu, Claire Fort, Layla Khosh, Ean Sheehy, Marisa Wallin and...me. Please please come! More info.
I'm excited to be working with The Movement Theatre and Hypokrit Theatre Company on Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine's, a play by Madhuri Shekar directed by Taylor Reynolds. Come to the reading on April 29! RSVP here.
2/15/19 - 2/16/19
Mammelephant continues! Come see how this fascinating piece is developing, this time at HERE!
Working with Superhero Clubhouse on Mammelephant, "A prismatic, time-warping exploration into the experience of otherness and the ways we change ourselves by changing nature." Workshop performance at The New Ohio!
10/16/18 - 10/28/18
Heading to The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis to workshop Ariel Stess' beautiful play, Kara & Emma & Barbara & Miranda. If you happen to be in the area, come see the readings on 10/24 and 10/27! INFO.
Prelude is here! I'll be performing in an excerpt of Julia May Jonas' A Woman Among Women (part of her All Long True American Stories play cycle) directed by Sarah Hughes, with a response by Jess Barbagallo. Free! At the CUNY Graduate Center! Info here.
We're Imploding: A Toy Theater Double Feature opens on 9/7 at The Tank! We are sold out opening night but we can fit you in all other nights. Trust me, you are going to want to see this gorgeous collaboration between artist/puppet maker Mark Fox and playwright Megan Murtha. Tickets and more info HERE.
Heading up to Deep Space at NACL to workshop Julia Jonas' play, A Woman Among Women with Sarah Hughes and a large cast of geniuses!
Workshopping Kate Kremer's excellent new play, Kandekort, at The Flea with director Anne Cecilia Haney.
Performing an excerpt of Julia Jonas' We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time for the New Georges Jamboree at The Tank. Info here!
Workshopping Cara Scarmack's insane and insanely good play, some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat with Buran Theater and Sarah Hughes.
Thrilled to be reading Matthew Paul Olmos and Monet Hurst Mendoza's play at the Lark, developed with the Civilians R&D group and The Amoralists and directed by James Kautz and Lico Whitfield. Saturday, May 12 at 1 PM.
So thrilled to be acting with Mia Katigbak, Ugo Chukwu, Kristine Haruna Lee, Daniel K. Isaac, and Kate Benson in Hideto Iwai's play Manhood directed by Sarah Hughes at the Japan Society. More info and tickets here!
I'll be joining a large and very talented cast to read Corinne Donly's play, Orchid Receipt Service, at The Bushwick Starr. Reading starts at 6 PM and is free! More info here.
Yes, it is true: PUFFY HAIR is back again! This time in a slightly abridged version as part of Gray Spaces at the Special Effects Festival. I am honored to be in a line-up that includes artists Jeremy O. Harris, Becca Blackwell, Alex Borinsky, Maiko Kikuchi, Cara Francis and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff. Tickets are $25--and that includes a drink ticket!--and it's at The Wild Project. Check out the event page HERE.
Can't wait to start rehearsals for A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile, MJ Kaufman's genius play, directed by Sarah Hughes for Clubbed Thumb Winterworks. Cast features Birgit Huppuch, Courtney Williams, Fernando Gonzalez, and Mary Neufeld!
PUFFY HAIR, my solo show, returns, better than ever! Come to The PIT Loft on 12/11 at 9:30. Tickets here.
11/20/17 & 12/11/17
PUFFY HAIR, my one-woman show (with 2 other people) is returning! See it at The Tank at 7 PM on 11/20 as part of Theatre 4 U w/ People, a double bill with Paul Ketchum and Ann Marie Dorr's How To Series. Tickets & Info here. And then catch it again--or for the first time!--at The PIT Loft on 12/11 at 9:30. Tickets here.
Excited to be performing in a developmental showing of Jerry Lieblich's The Barbarians directed by Paul Lazar at this year's Prelude on 10/5 at 2 PM. More info here.
I shall be performing the world premiere of PUFFY HAIR, my solo show, directed by Julia Sirna-Frest at Uncanny Valley. (147 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 10025) at 8 PM. Tickets at the door!
Join me and some other greats for a reading of Lisa Clair's play This Kitchen Is Not A Kitchen at The Wild Project as part of the B-Side Fest, readings of new plays from Brooklyn College playwrights. Tickets here!
Excited to work on Jean Ann Douglas' play Ladycation directed by Jess Chayes with Dutch Kills.
Had a great time reading Normandy Sherwood's Thingnesses at Uncanny Valley, directed by Mia Rovegno.
Previews for The World My Mama Raised start tomorrow! Get tickets here. We run through May 30.
Tickets are on sale for The World My Mama Raised by Ari Stess directed by Kip Fagan at Clubbed Thumb! Get them here. We run May 20-30 and the cast is amazing.
Can't wait to start working on A Woman Among Women, Julia May Jonas' rewriting of All My Sons, directed by Sarah Hughes. We'll be presenting at the New Georges Jam!
Workshopping Sarah Loucks' play Crave Blue with Ann Marie Dorr directing. I play a fed-up single mom mermaid.
Come see me in Cara Scarmack's crazy play, some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat, directed by Sarah Hughes, at The Bushwick Starr Reading Series on 3/5/17 at 8 PM. Free! And the cast is insane. More info here.
Excited to start rehearsals for Megan Murtha's "Healing Chorus." We'll be performing 5/31-6/2 at Uncanny Valley.
With the incredible Lisa Clair and Ean Sheehy, I'll be performing in a fun, early solstice celebration performance of Normandy Sherwood's Mending at Uncanny Valley. 12/18 at 7 PM. 147 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg.
Come to a free reading of my new play, This Dump Is A Dump, this Sunday, October 16 at 8 PM at the Bushwick Starr. Performed by Layla Khoshnoudi, Corinne Donly, and Nikaury Rodriguez. Directed by Julia Sirna-Frest. http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/AlsoPlaying.html
My play This Dump Is A Dump has been selected as part of the Bushwick Starr Reading Series, curated by William Burke, Daaimah Mubashshir, and John Del Gaudio. You should definitely come. http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/AlsoPlaying.html
I'll be puppeteering for the first time! And with Mark Fox's amazingly beautiful puppets. In Megan Murtha's gorgeous, Are You With Us, Graham Grant Graven? September 16-18 and 23-25. To reserve, email: email@example.com
One more weekend of nothin's gonna change my world at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook with this incredible cast and crew. Buy tickets here!
I start rehearsals for Dan O'Neil's Bear Slayer! to be performed at Ars Nova at the end of May!
Reprising my role of Spine 2 in Megan Murtha's Bone Play at The Bushwick Starr Reading Series. 8 PM. It's free!
I will be performing in Megan Murtha's Bone Play at Little Theater at Dixon Place. TONIGHT! Get tickets or show up at the door! We will also be doing a reading of the play at the Bushwick Starr as part of their Reading Series on May 16th at 8 PM.
William Burke's PIONEERS #goforth opens tonight and runs through April 9th! Get your tickets here.
Can't wait to start working on Julia May Jonas' epic ALL LONG TRUE AMERICAN STORIES during her residency at the Bushwick Starr! With Hannah Heller and Kate Schroeder!
I was cast in genius William Burke's new play, Pioneers, which will premiere at JACK in March 2016. More info here.
Watch the whole Rare Birds of Fashion web series here! And we will be part of the New Filmmakers Series at Anthology Film Archives on March 1. COME.
A selection of There Is A Secret Burning in My Heart was presented at Little Theater. Performed by me, Nikki Calonge, Ugo Chukwu, and Julia Sirna-Frest. Directed by Julia Sirna-Frest. It was a hit!
Laura Collins Hughes praised my "delicious comic turns" in CHASE: What Matters Most? in The New York TImes.
Currently in rehearsals for Megan Murtha's Bone Play, which will be performed at the Boog Poets Theater Festival August 8.
Had the pleasure of being part of Ariel Stess' I WILL BUY EVERYTHING, a staged reading produced by Brave New World Rep
Read the role of Goligh, the creepy maid, in Normandy Raven Sherwood's Gentleman's Choice, with readings at Torn Page, South Oxford Space, and The Oracle Club.
I played Sarah Undershaft in Brave New World Rep's production of Major Barbara at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights.
SEA FRAUD had its world premiere! At The Brick Theater in April 2015! To sold-out houses!
The Indiegogo for SEA FRAUD has launched!!! Check it out here.
Rare Birds of Fashion, the web series I did this summer, is in the editing room! In the meantime, here's an outtake.
I was cast in ANIMALS performance group's new short piece which we'll be doing at JACK in December on a shared bill with Greg Zuccolo. So excited!
Rare Birds of Fashion Wrap Party Tonight!
The hilarious web series that I acted in this summer--Rare Birds of Fashion, directed by Lily-Hayes Kaufman--is having its wrap party/Indiegogo launch party tonight! Donate and check out all the cool rewards you can win here. Also, be sure to check out this outtake of me.
The SEA FRAUD team just completed a residency at the magical Dragon's Egg Studio in Mystic, Connecticut.
Pictures from SEA FRAUD'S photo schoot with Hunter Canning for the Brick press release coming soon!
SEA FRAUD will have a week-long run in April 2015 at The Brick's first ever Spring Residency program! More tuna!!!
At the Rich Relatives cast recording: listen up!
Buy your tickets for SEA FRAUD here! The cast is set: Hannah Heller, Maggie Robinson and me! Directed by Julia Sirna-Frest!
My newest play, SEA FRAUD, will have a one-night only workshop performance at Dixon Place on June 27th, 2014 as part of their Performance Works-in-Progress Series! Check out the photos from my shoot with talented photographer Lisbeth Kaufman here.
We recorded an album of the songs from At the Rich Relatives! Stay tuned for that.
Get your tickets for At the Rich Relatives: An Anachronistic Operetta HERE!
I am part of the In-Between People's inaugural writer/performance workshop. We will be performing a work-in-progress at Queens Council on the Arts in March 2014!
I will be performing in the next Target Margin Lab, a piece called At the Rich Relatives, after Celia Dropkin, written by Mallery Avidon and Jeff Aaron Bryant, and directed by Margot Bordelon. The show will go up at Abrons Art Center 2.19.14-2.22.14.
Find out more about the lab HERE!
I am also working on a new play called SEA FRAUD. More updates on that soon!