director & writer for film/tv/stage
Zoe is a writer/director/cinematographer for film, television, and the stage. Her favorite description of her work (courtesy of a bewildered viewer of her latest short film Dansmonster) is that "it kind of seems like [it] shouldn't work but it totally does."
Locally, Zoe is an advocate for all artists in the role of Head of New Works Development at Prism Movement Theater. Zoe is also the founder and Artistic Director of Vena Cava Productions (venacavaproductions.com), a multi-media company that produces works that stride confidently off the beaten path in terms of subject matter, style, and approach.
Zoe is an alum of the 2019 Dallas Theater Center Playwright's Workshop, an Engaged Learning Fellowship beneficiary through Southern Methodist University, as well as the 2020 recipient of Outstanding New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Awards for her work on Everything Will Be Fine.
Currently, Zoe is in pre-production as the Director of Photography on an upcoming magical realism web-series and promoting her newest play In My Hands: A Memory Play.
SELECTED works (scripts)
In My Hands: A Memory Play / 2021, dramatic play, 66 pages
STRIKE / 2020, experimental solo play, 28 pages
American Giallo / 2020, experimental horror short, 15 pages
Prey For Us / 2020, black comedy horror pilot, 58 pages
Everything Will Be Fine / 2020, wordless movement play, 4 pages
Animal Crackers / 2020, absurdist dramatic play, 65 pages
#shutinplays / 2020, experimental one-minute-play series, varied
My Brother's Dead (But Everything's Fine) / 2020, black comedy short film, 10 pages
Bluebeard / 2020, experimental solo play, 30 pages
Heartless Bitch / 2019, tragicomedic play, 61 pages
SELECTED works (finished projects)
Animal Crackers / 2021, absurdist dramatic play, 63 mins.
Out of Hand / 2020, absurdist comedic short, 15 mins.
Worth the Fight / 2020, action short, 4 mins.
STRIKE / 2020, experimental solo piece, 45 mins.
Rosa Red / 2020, action short concept trailer, 6 mins.
Dansmonster / 2020, experimental short film, 16 mins.
Flicker / 2019, action short film, 5 mins.
2020 Filmed in Dallas Film Competition Critics Best Film for Out of Hand
CultureMap 5 Most Memorable Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Moments of 2020 for Everything Will Be Fine
Action on Film Megafest Selection 2020 for Flicker
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival Selection 2020 for Dansmonster
Dallas Observer Best of 2020 for Best Pandemic Theater Response for Everything Will Be Fine
Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for Outstanding New Play for Everything Will Be Fine
John and Claire Rosenfield Award for Playwriting for Heartless Bitch
Austin Film Festival Semi-Finalist for Best Stage Play for Heartless Bitch
Dramatists Guild, Member
Jackalope Theatre Playwrights Lab 2021, Playwright
Dallas Theater Center Playwrights Workshop 2019-2020, Playwright
Kairos: Creative and Literary Magazine — He Me Art, published Fall 2020
Discernment and Discourse Reader and Guide — Now Let’s Get Information, published Fall 2019