Ruth Apolonia Zamoyta started writing plays at the ripe age of 49. Since then, her full-length plays and short comedies have had productions and readings off-Broadway and in regional theatres.
Her accolades include a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nomination, a New Jersey State Arts Council playwriting fellowship, a New Jersey Play Lab residency, a contribution to the Telly Award-winning Heroes & Villains Monologues, two semi-finalist plays at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and residency at the INKubator program at Art House Productions in Jersey City.
Zamoyta has degrees from Columbia University, NYU, and St. John’s University, and is a member of Dramatists Guild, International Centre for Women Playwrights, HonorRoll!, and USA Fencing. She’s also a communications professional, published poet, and épée fencer.
What People Say
While still relatively early in her career, Ruth Zamoyta is an astute, prolific and talentedCheryl Katz, Co-Founder and Lead Dramaturg, The NJ Play Lab
writer, with a strong sense of collaboration and professionalism.
I am a big advocate of Ruth’s work. It is risky and surprising, and she is not afraid to tackle difficult topics and make bold theatrical statements.John Pietrowski, Artistic Director, Writers Theatre of NJ
Ruth is a talented writer with compelling ideas, unique and honest characters, and a strong sense of her own artistic vision.Kaitlin Stilwell, Resident Dramaturg, Luna Stage Company