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 Literary Associate 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 and the 2021 Jackalope Theatre Playwrights Lab, 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 seeking funding for her feature film titled Family Annihilation and promoting her newest play My Best Friend's Body.
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.
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
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
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
@iamzoekerr on Twitter and IG
Based in Dallas, TX and Brooklyn, NY.
Available for remote work.
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