Zoe is a Glasgow-based writer and performer, originally from Sheffield.
She is inspired by the imaginative, escapist possibilities of theatre and storytelling - using magic, fantasy and science fiction to explore human stories for both adults and children. The themes which most excite her are advancing technologies, our planet's shifting ecology, and the human ability to evolve and change. She is particularly interested in exploring these ideas through female voices, addressing the under-representation of women in the speculative genres. Her artistic touchstones are writers such as Ursula le Guin and Margaret Atwood, and the film work of Hayao Miyazaki, which address the problems of nuclear power and our treatment of the environment through the metaphors of gods and monsters.
Zoe was the most recent recipient of the Writer's At Sea residency, and a playwriting finalist for the 2019 Alpine Fellowship Symposium. In 2020, she will undertake a short writing residency at Eden Arts in Cumbria. Her performing credits include: Gulp! (The Bone Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Lamphouse Theatre), Comet (Pleasance Theatre) and Mephisto (Oxford Playhouse).
Working with Imaginate
Zoe is a Launchpad Artist 2019-2020