Zoey Martinson holds an MFA from NYU Tisch. She is an actress, writer, director. Her award winning play Olityelwe (formally known as Ndebele Funeral) went up Off Broadway, South Africa, Edinburgh UK and was a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick. She was the 2013/2014 Artistic Fellow at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and was an invited artist for Creative Change at Sundance. She has been nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, and Broadwayworld.com Best Supporting Actress for her work in Theatre. Winner of the Overall Excellence Award for Best Play in FringeNYC. Before getting her Master Degree she worked as a teacher and a humanitarian aid worker on refugee camps in West Africa. She was the founder and Executive Director of NGO Bright Future Arts International in Ghana. Currently she works on documentaries and is Co-Artistic Director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative and producer at World Citizen Productions.