by Zoey Martinson
in Shorts, African
Sunday JHC 2pm-4pm
An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation.
Director Biography – Zoey Martinson
Producer/ Director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative. Her play Olityelwe (Formally Ndebele Funeral) won the Overall Excellence Award for Best Play in the New York City Fringe Festival, toured South Africa and Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a run Off- Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Her short film La Oposición recently won the Grand Jury Prize at The March on Washington Film Festival and Special Jury Award at Souq Film Festival in Milan. Martinson co-created/ directed Skype Duet, winning the 100 Grand award at the HAU2 Theater in Berlin then toured throughout Europe. Directed world premiere of Jeremy Kamps’ Gutting at the National Black Theater in Harlem. She produced and directed an Arts Mission for the U.S. Consul General to South Africa’s informal settlements. She was the acting coach for Netflix ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and upcoming feature film ‘Skate Kitchen’.
Martinson holds an MFA from NYU TISCH. Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theater Club, Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellow, and formerly an Artistic Mentor Fellow at Lincoln Center. Her work has been nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, featured on BBC World Service and published in five anthologies. Recently named the 18 Women Making Black History by Popsugar.com She is currently developing her new piece “The Black History Museum… According to the United States of America” at HERE Arts Center in NYC.
She is also developing a new Virtual Reality project called #HashtagProject that recently went up in the Vorspiel at the Transmediale in Berlin.