Ruth Apolonia Zamoyta

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 finalist at the 2022 Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition for Helene, a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nomination for The Incels, 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 (The Fencers and The Caregivers), 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.

Here’s a profile that the NJ State Council on the Arts videotaped:

What People Say

While still relatively early in her career, Ruth Zamoyta is an astute, prolific and talented
writer, with a strong sense of collaboration and professionalism.

Cheryl Katz, Co-Founder and Lead Dramaturg, The NJ Play Lab

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

Let’s produce something together.

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