Zoe kerr

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director & writer for film/tv/stage

Zoe Kerr is a director, writer, and cinematographer based in New York City.

 

She has had the pleasure of working with Jonathan Norton at the Dallas Theater Center, Calamity West at Jackalope Theatre, and Franky Gonzalez at the Bishop Arts Theater Center.

 

Zoe has received a Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for her movement play Everything Will Be Fine, a Dallas Film Alliance Critics Choice Award for her short film Out of Hand, and was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival Stage Play Competition with her magical realism play Heartless Bitch.

 

Most recently, Zoe was named a semi-finalist in the GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Garry Marshall New Works Festival, the Millay Arts Core Residency, a second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and a finalist for the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Arts Residency.

Zoe is currently gearing up to direct and shoot an experimental dance-film titled Aspiration, based on the 1969 Chappaquiddick Incident.

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.

awards/recognition

Austin Film Festival Second-Rounder for Best Comedic Teleplay 2022 for The Opposite of Love

2022 Writer's Digest Genre Short Story Competition Honorable Mention for My Best Friend's Body

Stove Works' Artist Residency Semi-Finalist 2022

 

Arts Letters & Numbers Artist-in-Residence 2022

Garry Marshall New Works Festival Semi-Finalist 2022 for In My Hands: A Memory Play

 

Millay Arts Core Residency Semi-Finalist 2022

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency Finalist 2022

 

Grub Street Emerging Writer Fellowship Semi-Finalist 2022

 

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 Second-Rounder for Best Stage Play 2020 for Heartless Bitch

AFFILIATIONS

Dramatists Guild, Member

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Member

Bishop Arts Theatre Center First Move Playwrights Lab 2022, Playwright

 

Jackalope Theatre Playwrights Lab 2021, Playwright

Dallas Theater Center Playwrights Workshop 2019-2020, Playwright

PUBLICATIONS

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

CONTACT

zoe@zoekerr.com 

patreon.com/zoekerr

https://newplayexchange.org/users/30344/zoe-kerr

@iamzoekerr on Twitter and IG

Based in Dallas, TX and Queens, NY.

Available for remote work.

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