Writer // Director // Producer
Zoey works at the crossroads of Arts & Advocacy, starting as a humanitarian aid worker with refugee's in West Africa, London and USA/Mexico border. She has created and directed performances in Ghana, South Africa, Berlin Germany, Ecuador, New York City, Los Angeles. Co-Founding Artistic Director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative and 2016/17 Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theater Club & Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellow, Artistic Mentor Fellowship at Lincoln Center through the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is currently developing her new piece The Black History Museum According to the United States of America at HERE Arts Center in NYC. As a writer her play Olityelwe (formally Ndebele Funeral) won the Overall Excellence Award for Best Play in the NYCFringe Festival, then went on to run Off Broadway, South Africa, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland. Her work has been nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and she has been featured on BBC World Service. She has been published in five anthologies. Skype Duet that she co-created and directed won the 100 Grand award at the HAU2 Theater in Berlin, Germany. The production then toured through out Europe, Australia and site specific venues in New York City. As an actress she has performed Off-Broadway and regionally. She was the acting coach for Netflix 'Beasts of No Nation’ and upcoming feature film 'Skate Girl'. MFA from New York University, TISCH.