New York, NY– The Dramatists Guild Foundation has announced Zeniba Now as this year’s recipient of the Thom Thomas Award. Past recipients of the award, which is given to an alumnus of the DGF Fellows program who demonstrates great artistic skill, include Avi Amon, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Chisa Hutchinson, Julia Meinwald, Sylvan Oswald, Riti Sachdeva, Benjamin Velez, and
Zeniba Now is a musical storyteller and artscientist from Los Angeles, CA. Her work aims to inspire magic and possibility in human consciousness. Millions of people have enjoyed her performances online and on stage. As a writer, her work includes the shorts “Beloved” (PBS, #BARS at The Public), “To Be on Hold Forever” in Human Resources (St. Louis Rep, Woolly Mammoth), “The Nap Anthem,” and full lengths The Loophole (The Public Theater) and Take the Lead (forthcoming). Her one-woman specials “iQuit: Millennial Retirement Gala” and “Sincerely, Z” can be seen on TikTok and YouTube. In addition to the 2023 Thom Thomas Award, she is the winner of the 2020 Richard Rodgers Award, 2021 Vivace Award, and 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant; a Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow; a 2023 MTF Maker; an Independent Film School Lab member; an Alumni Residency Writer for #BARS at The Public; and West High’s Funniest Senior. Her music can be heard on the streaming service of your choice, and her videos are available on Youtube or Tiktok.
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