news

CURRENT/ONGOING...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT...

July 2022

Minneapolis-based company Gray Mallard Theater cast Zoë as Queen Elizabeth in their inaugural production of Richard III.

March 2022

After two long COVID years, Zoë made her return to live theatre as the cool and enigmatic Tala in Savannah Hankinson's new play 

The Easiest Thing at the Tank NYC.

 

November 2020

Zoë participated in Shakespeare & Company's 2020 Reading Series, reading the character of Ginny Yang in Smart People, the thought-provoking play by Lydia R. Diamond.

 

December 2019

Zoë played the devious Fanny Dashwood and the sly Lucy Steele in Shakespeare & Company's holiday performance of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

September 2019

Zoë reprised the role of Julie, a bumbling funeral director in Savannah Hankinson's The Daerie Queene, at Guild Hall of Easthampton.

May-June 2019

Boston area debut! Zoë performed with Actors' Shakespeare Project in Kate Hamill's Pride & Prejudice, as Jane and Miss De Bourgh.

 

 

 

PRAISE FOR ZOË LAIZ...

Screen%20Shot%202019-10-22%20at%207.56_e
Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 3.41.42 PM.png
Screen Shot 2022-05-16 at 3.41.37 PM.png

Zoë stars in Communication is Key, a surrealist horror short film by A.D. Burnett, currently circuiting festivals throughout the country.

Zoë co-narrates Weeping Under This Same Moon by Jana Laiz, a moving and timely story about a Vietnamese refugee and the outcast American teenager who befriends her. 

Zoë is excited to be playing Queen Elizabeth in Gray Mallard Theater's inaugural production of Shakespeare's Richard III directed by Noa Egozi, running July 7-24.

"...crafted with an expansiveness that does not surrender character to caricature..."

- Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

"Everyone else in the cast is superb, with Ms. Laiz, whose part is small but flashy, making the biggest impression. She has the kind of star quality that you notice the moment she walks on stage."

- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

"Laiz controls one of the funniest scenes in the play. Her Amanda is almost bigger-than-life and thoroughly charming."

- Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

"... Zoë Laiz is a hoot, but far from a stereotype."

- Nancy Grossman, Broadway World

"... impeccable comedic timing-- mature acting judgement..."

- Dan Dwyer, Off Script