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Zoe Burke

Zoe Burke

Zoe (she/her) is an actress, director, intimacy choreographer, and theatre educator who lives in Santa Fe, NM with her husband and their four dogs. She is proud to use her writing to raise awareness of the amazing things happening in New Mexico theatre.



BWW Feature: Theatre Santa Fe to Present Virtual Theatre Walk PhotoBWW Feature: Theatre Santa Fe to Present Virtual Theatre Walk
Posted: Mar. 29, 2021

BWW Feature: SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS with &Sons Theatre and Ad Astra Theat PhotoBWW Feature: SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS with &Sons Theatre and Ad Astra Theatre Company
Posted: Aug. 18, 2020

BWW Interview: Mel Sussman, Director of OUR TOWN at Rio Rancho Players Community Thea PhotoBWW Interview: Mel Sussman, Director of OUR TOWN at Rio Rancho Players Community Theatre
Posted: Jun. 5, 2021

BWW Interview: Mel Sussman, Director of OUR TOWN at Rio Rancho Players Community Theatre
June 5, 2021

At long last, the community of Rio Rancho has its own theatre company, with plans for a production of Thornton Wilder's American classic Our Town this fall. I had a brief chat with Mel Sussman, founder of the Rio Rancho Players Community Theatre, about his experience with the arts, his journey from Philadelphia to Rio Rancho, and why Our Town is such an impactful play in particular at this time in American history.

BWW Feature: Theatre Santa Fe to Present Virtual Theatre Walk
March 29, 2021

Theatre Santa Fe's annual Theatre Walk, which brought thespians and hundreds of theatre fans from all walks of life -- and even parts of northern New Mexico -- together, featured performances from dozens of local companies running concurrently over the course of one afternoon.

BWW Feature: SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS with &Sons Theatre and Ad Astra Theatre Company
August 18, 2020

Ad Astra Theatre and &Sons Theatre present She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, a thrilling new virtual adaptation of Qui Nguyen's widely popular play.

BWW Review: RED BIKE at Teatro Paraguas (Online)
July 18, 2020

Innovative theatre makers across the country have risen to the challenge of creating safe art in the time of COVID - often via Zoom, Twitch, or other conferencing/streaming platforms. Red Bike, directed by Juliet Salazar and presented by Teatro Paraguas, took a different, and decidedly more cinematic route, resulting in an engrossing piece of socially distanced theatre.

BWW Feature: Santa Fe High School Head of Theatre Reed Meschefske Gives Digital Senior Sendoff to Class of 2020
May 22, 2020

As with virtually all performing arts programs across the nation, Santa Fe High School's theatre department found its programming interrupted by COVID-19. Prior to spring break, rehearsals had just started for the 2020 senior show, a production of These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, featuring a cast of dedicated Santa Fe High School seniors. The production would have closed a season featuring William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Tina Howe's Museum, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

BWW Feature: New Mexico Actors Lab Announces Matching Grant for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
February 13, 2020

The New Mexico Actors Lab announced today that they have received a matching grant for their August production of The Cradle Will Rock. This grant - provided by four anonymous donors - totals a fund of $12,500 that will match dollar-for-dollar any other donations they receive for The Cradle Will Rock up to the $25,000 budgeted for this show.

BWW Review: HUMMINGBIRD at Teatro Paraguas
February 11, 2020

Augusto Boal once said, 'Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.' I cannot help but feel very fortunate that the Santa Fe theatre scene has been full of educational and transformative works in the past year; the latest being Hummingbird at Teatro Paraguas, which opened this last weekend and will run through the 23rd.

BWW Interview: Ali Tallman of MACBETH at &Sons Theatre
February 7, 2020

&Sons Theatre is Santa Fe's newest company, led by local actresses Ali Tallman and Mairi Chanel. Read on to hear a little bit about their mission, their thoughts on theatre, and their inaugural production: a reimagined, gender bent Macbeth.

Ironweed Productions Launches Its 2020 Season with THE ALIENS by Annie Baker
January 29, 2020

Ironweed Productions celebrates its 15th anniversary and launches its 2020 Season with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's comically off-beat and gently moving play, The Aliens, opening March 5th.

BWW Feature: Change in Leadership and 2020 Season Announced at New Mexico Actors Lab
November 21, 2019

New Mexico Actors Lab founder Robert Benedetti announced today that co-Artistic Director Nicholas Ballas has been named the group's sole Artistic Director, and that Benedetti will now serve as Managing Director in concert with Mr. Ballas.

BWW Interview: Jennifer Graves & Suzanne Cross of THE SEVEN AGES OF (WO)MAN: A BANQUET OF SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN at Santa Fe Classic Theater
November 15, 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.