Zoe Burke

Zoe Burke

Zoe is an actress, director, and theatre educator who lives in Santa Fe, NM with her fiancé and their four dogs. She is a member of AATE and SAFD; she is also a Theatre Santa Fe board member.


BWW Review: BLOOD AND WATER at Aux Dog TheatreBWW Review: BLOOD AND WATER at Aux Dog Theatre
Posted: Sep. 24, 2019


BWW Interview: Brad Fairbanks of MAMMA MIA at Santa Fe PrepBWW Interview: Brad Fairbanks of MAMMA MIA at Santa Fe Prep
Posted: Mar. 1, 2019

Posted: Nov. 30, 2018

BWW Review: THE BIG HEARTLESS at Just Say It TheaterBWW Review: THE BIG HEARTLESS at Just Say It Theater
Posted: Feb. 22, 2019

BWW Interview: Reed Meschefske of TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND at Santa Fe High School TheatreBWW Interview: Reed Meschefske of TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND at Santa Fe High School Theatre
Posted: Feb. 14, 2019

BWW Review: IN THE BLOOD at Aux Dog TheatreBWW Review: IN THE BLOOD at Aux Dog Theatre
Posted: Dec. 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Jennifer Graves and Patrick Briggs of ROMEO AND JULIET at Santa Fe Classic TheaterBWW Interview: Jennifer Graves and Patrick Briggs of ROMEO AND JULIET at Santa Fe Classic Theater
Posted: Mar. 20, 2019

BWW Feature: 9 Shows In Santa Fe/Albuquerque To Look Forward To in 2019BWW Feature: 9 Shows In Santa Fe/Albuquerque To Look Forward To in 2019
Posted: Jan. 8, 2019

BWW Review: BLOOD AND WATER at Aux Dog Theatre
September 24, 2019

Blood and Water, the newest production playing at the Aux Dog Theatre (and a world premiere at that) is a strong new piece from Albuquerque based playwright Andy Mayo. Similar to the works of Sam Shepard in construction and tone, the dark comedy examines the relationship between two estranged brothers over one fateful Christmas.

September 12, 2019

In a hypothetical eternal court, Hitler is tried for his crimes against humanity. His defense? Martin Luther. The prosecutor? Anne Frank. So begins False Witness: The Trial of Humanity's Conscience by Robert Krakow, currently running at The Swan Theatre.

BWW Feature: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Ironweed Productions
September 9, 2019

Ironweed Productions presents Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes as part of a collaboration with Teatro Paraguas and the Santa Fe Playhouse to bring her three-play cycle, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe. Ironweed's production, directed by Valli Marie Rivera, will run October 3rd through October 20th.

BWW Feature: The Santa Fe Playhouse Announces New Artistic Director: Vaughn Irving to Pass the Baton to Robyn Rikoon
September 9, 2019

The Santa Fe Playhouse has been a cornerstone of Santa Fe's theater community for almost 100 years. In that time, there have been many Artistic Directors, each charged with moving this venerable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization forward. The baton of leadership is about to be passed once again.

BWW Review: 4,000 MILES at New Mexico Actors Lab
August 20, 2019

The 2019 New Mexico Actors Lab season has been a very strong one, and the trend continues with their final production, 4,000 Miles. Amy Herzog's 2013 Pulitzer finalist is about, in large part, the relationship between 21 year old Leo and his 91 year old grandmother, dealing with themes of family, loss, responsibility, and love in a lovely, intimately staged fashion.

BWW Review: STOP KISS at New Mexico Actors Lab
July 16, 2019

A review of the original 1998 production of Diana Son's Stop Kiss refers to the play as a 'small treasure' - not intended as a slight, but I think in reference to the beautifully, movingly simple nature of the script. I would use the same phrase to describe the New Mexico Actor's Lab production (currently running at Teatro Paraguas) - the play is full of small, gorgeous moments that are masterfully directed and acted, creating a lovely and impactful evening of theatre.

BWW Feature: THE ELLIOT TRILOGY at Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe Playhouse, And Ironweed Productions
July 11, 2019

Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe Playhouse, and Ironweed Productions present This fall, Teatro Paraguas, the Santa Fe Playhouse, and Ironweed Productions join forces -with a cast of 17 actors from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and beyond-to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' masterful epic, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe. This powerful trilogy consists of Elliot: a Soldier's Fugue, Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful, and The Happiest Song Plays Last. The plays follow Elliot Ortiz from the battlegrounds of Iraq, to a Subway sandwich shop in his home of Philadelphia, to his roots in Puerto Rico, and back to the Middle East to confront a past that has haunted him since the war. The plays span four generations and over 60 years, grappling with the impacts of war and addiction on families and how redemption can be found within intergenerational care, compassion, and wisdom.

BWW Feature: Santa Fe Opera Announces 2020 Season
May 8, 2019

The Santa Fe Opera's General Director Robert K. Meya today announced repertory and casting for the company's exciting 64th Season in 2020. On the panel joining Meya for the announcement were the President of the Board of Directors Susan G. Marineau, Andrea Fellows Walters, Director of Community Engagement, and Cori Ellison, the company's first, recently appointed Dramaturg.

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at The Santa Fe Playhouse
May 3, 2019

Artificial intelligence is very much a part of modern life. Whether it's Alexa, Siri, or even the pleasant voice giving directions via a GPS, we as a society have pretty thoroughly integrated AI into a significant portion of our existence. We connect emotionally with these forms of AI, on some level, too (anyone who has argued aloud with their GPS can verify); but what if it went further? What if these forms of artificial intelligence existed solely for developing those connections? And... what if they took the form of our dearly departed? Such is the premise of Marjorie Prime, the thought provoking new production currently playing at the Santa Fe Playhouse.

BWW Interview: Clara Natonabah, Performing Arts Director At Santa Fe Indian School
May 1, 2019

Santa Fe Indian School performing arts director Clara Natonabah has no shortage of creative outlets; the Berkeley music grad is a member of the Two Worlds theatrical ensemble, recently performed in the UNM production of 1n2ian by Jay B. Muskett, and is a gifted singer and songwriter. In addition to her personal performance opportunities, she has chosen to take her gifts and use them to shape the lives of young performers at SFIS. I chatted with Ms. Natonabah over her spring break about the all-encompassing performing arts program she has built for her students.

BWW Review: UNSHAKEABLE at the Santa Fe Opera (Spring Tour)
April 29, 2019

Shakespeare and opera are an intuitive combination. Adding star crossed lovers to the mix is also a logical choice; a memory erasing pandemic in a post-apocalyptic society, though, is a plot element not commonly found with the others. Such comprises the basis for the plot of the Santa Fe Opera's touring production of UnShakeable, however - a lovely, accessible, and moving offering currently traveling through New Mexico and Texas.

BWW Feature: Nominations Announced for 2019 New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Enchantment Awards
April 29, 2019

Nominations have been announced for the 2019 New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Enchantment Awards.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Duke City Rep
April 29, 2019

April 20, 2019

BWW Review: DEMONS OF THE MIND at Blue Raven Theatre
April 19, 2019

As exercises in empathy, there are few activities that beat theatre. The very act of creating a character necessitates developing the deepest of understandings of another individual - their good and bad, light and dark, all together and without judgment. Talia Pura's latest play, Demons of the Mind, requires her to do exactly that, with a character based on a real life individual who, by many accounts, would be past empathy.

BWW Interview: Liam Mitchell And Clara West of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with the Upstart Crows Of Santa Fe
April 18, 2019

A chaotic evening during the summer of 2018 led to the Upstart Crows' upcoming departure from their traditional Shakespearean programming - the youth acting troupe had just embarked upon a much anticipated trip to the Stratford Festival in Canada, and as it often does, Murphy's Law applied to their travels. They only barely got to their seats as the lights went down for the first production they were to see - Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - but despite the craziness that preceded the performance, the young actors were enamored with Wilde's wit, and as they left the performance at the end of the evening, a plan to perform some Wilde of their own was quickly formed.

BWW Review: THE FLICK at Aux Dog Theatre
April 14, 2019

BWW Feature: Musical Theatre Southwest Announces Casting for NEWSIES
April 4, 2019

Casting has been announced for Musical Theatre Southwest's summer production of Disney's Newsies, which will run Thursdays through Sundays from July 12 to August 11th at the MTS Center for Theatre.

BWW Interview: David Carter of THE MISER at The Oasis Theatre Company
March 22, 2019

If a singer/actor/dancer is considered a triple threat, New Mexico transplant David Carter is more like a quintuple threat. In addition to being the technical director at the Santa Fe Playhouse and a huge advocate for making the arts (in particular, performing arts) accessible for all, he translated, served as a dramaturg for, and is currently performing in The Oasis Theatre Company's production of Moliere's The Miser. I was able to pick his brain about his theatrical experience, his translation process, and some other artistic endeavors he currently has in the works.

BWW Feature: THE FLICK at Aux Dog Theatre
March 21, 2019

The next offering by Nob Hill's Aux Dog Theatre will be the southwestern premiere of Annie Baker's award winning play, The Flick. This new production, opening this weekend, is a slice of life sort of show about the employees at an old movie theatre called The Flick.