Zoe Kamil

Zoe Kamil

Zoe Kamil is a playwright, student, and theatre artist currently located in New York City. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at Young Playwrights Inc. (NYC), The Playwrights Project (San Diego), and The Blank Theatre (LA), among others. In August 2016, her play #Blessed made its NYC and world premieres in the New York International Fringe Festival. She is a winner of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc....
Zoe Kamil is a playwright, student, and theatre artist currently located in New York City. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at Young Playwrights Inc. (NYC), The Playwrights Project (San Diego), and The Blank Theatre (LA), among others. In August 2016, her play #Blessed made its NYC and world premieres in the New York International Fringe Festival. She is a winner of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Competition, the 2014 Blank Theatre's National Young Playwrights Competition, and the 2013 California Young Playwrights Contest, among others. Her writing has been featured in the Proscenium Journal and on Howlround.com. Along with artistic partner Miranda Cornell, she has been named a "Woman to Watch" by The Interval.

As the Associate Director of Semicolon Theatre Company, an organization dedicated to the development of new work by and for young adults (run entirely by theatre artists ages 21 and younger), she has co-produced three seasons of Off-Off Broadway premieres at Access Theatre, The Wild Project, and the Kraine Theatre in NYC. Zoe is pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Writing for the Stage at Marymount Manhattan College. She currently works part for Theatre Development Fund.

Plays

  • Endemic Creatures
    In San Francisco, 4 young adults grapple with home. A high school teacher begins a new relationship with an alluring Silicon Valley Transplant. A 22-year-old woman is released from a mental institution and faces 21st-century adulthood. And a soon to be high-school graduate tries to outrun (and out-paint) the unthinkable darkness of her past. As their lives intersect, they see their city through each other’s...
    In San Francisco, 4 young adults grapple with home. A high school teacher begins a new relationship with an alluring Silicon Valley Transplant. A 22-year-old woman is released from a mental institution and faces 21st-century adulthood. And a soon to be high-school graduate tries to outrun (and out-paint) the unthinkable darkness of her past. As their lives intersect, they see their city through each other’s eyes, and it isn’t always as pretty as the view from the Golden Gate Bridge. Endemic creatures is about the arbitrary meaning that we ascribe to the places our lives play out in - cities, apartments, streets - the families we make, and the systems that shape and fail us.
  • #BLESSED
    When high school freshman Liana, a devout Christian, is raped in a drunken encounter with her sort-of boyfriend Michael, she is immediately confronted with guilt, abandonment and confusion, as well as the seemingly relentless implication that she has done something to deserve her assault.

    #Blessed weaves together religious text, contemporary dialogue, and courtroom drama, resulting in a...
    When high school freshman Liana, a devout Christian, is raped in a drunken encounter with her sort-of boyfriend Michael, she is immediately confronted with guilt, abandonment and confusion, as well as the seemingly relentless implication that she has done something to deserve her assault.

    #Blessed weaves together religious text, contemporary dialogue, and courtroom drama, resulting in a carefully rendered exploration of gender, love, and modern teenager-hood.
  • WE GO TOGETHER
    Two Oreo-loving teenage girls cling desperately to their dysfunctional friendship even as its very foundation crumbles beneath them. Forced to face truths that are unwilling to stay buried any longer, Cara and Sasha must decide if whatever affection exists between them is worth maintaining as they stumble reluctantly toward adulthood.
  • NINE HOURS
    This play follows the last two people on earth — gender non-binary Faye and the Orthodox Jew Michal — as they set out on a journey of desperation, faith, acceptance, and strength.

    Previously produced through the Playwrights Project in San Diego, and The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles.