“I always hope to walk away from any theatrical experience with an unfamiliar perspective, finding a new foundation from which to propel myself forward. I want the sort of theatre that gives me the fire to seek my own artistic and creative narrative, theatre that keeps us all moving through our own human experience and relationships.” – Zoe Karatzaferis
A Las Vegas native, Zoe Karatzaferis spent her childhood living and loving the theatrical process. She was a founding member of The Rainbow Company Children’s Theatre, a theatrical training company that introduced an 8-year old Zoe to all of the aspects of what it takes to bring a stage production to life. Experienced as an actor, prop master, lighting tech, set builder and costume stitcher, her love for theatre is expansive and deep. Zoe left Las Vegas after high school and attended The University of Minnesota where she focused on Psychology, Journalism and radio news broadcasting. These seemingly disparate interests all came in good use when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a path in the entertainment business – a career spanning from talent agent to casting director and, eventually, a 15-year relationship with the music industry. There she worked with recording labels and producers, legendary musicians and vocalists and, most importantly, as behind-the-scenes career management for some of the world’s most prominent artists. Recently, Zoe made a dramatic life change and returned to school in order to study Diagnostic Medical Sonography where she is currently completing her clinical externship. Aside from her studies, Zoe is most thrilled to be part of making A Public Fit the foremost and premier theatre company in Las Vegas. She believes unequivocally that
- Las Vegas houses a huge pool of exceptional talent and a diverse community yearning for professional-quality theatre;
- social, political and cultural communication through theatre is one of the most moving and evolving experiences a person can have;
- a theatre experience should reach into the soul and provocatively stir the innermost essence of who we are!