Zoey Martinson

Zoey Martinson works at the crossroads of Arts & Advocacy, starting as a humanitarian aid worker/ teacher with refugee’s in West Africa. In 2015 she produced an Arts Mission for the U.S. Consul General to South Africa’s informal settlements. 2016/17 Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theater Club, 2016/17 Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellow, 2013/14 Artistic Mentor Fellowship at Lincoln Center through the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and has directed across the globe. She is currently developing her new piece The Black History Museum According to the United States of America at HERE Arts Center in NYC. Her play Olityelwe (formally Ndebele Funeral)  ran off Broadway, South Africa and Edinburgh Fringe Festival after winning the Overall Excellence Award for Best Play in the NYCFringe. Her work has been published, nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and she has been featured on BBC World Service. She co-created and directed Skype Duet which won the 100 Grand award at the HAU2 Theater in Berlin, Germany then toured Europe and Australia. As an actress she has performed Off Broadway at The Public Theater, 59E59 Theater and regionally. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative and  holds an MFA New York University Grad Acting.


Black History Museum According to the United States of America (theatrical museum),
The Alien Nation (Play exploring the immigration system),
#UntitledHashtagProject (Devised Piece exploring hashtag protests and extremists movements.),
Ebola (Play exposing Biopharma Manufacturers Respond to the Ebola Crisis),
My Brother’s in Jail at My Mom’s House (Family Drama/Comedy around incarceration and being on the “ankle bracelet”)

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