a bit about Z


Zeniba Now (she/Z) is a musical storyteller, artscientist, and queer nun from Los Angeles, CA whose work aims to inspire magic and possibility. She is delighted to have won the 2021 Vivace Award for cowriting VERA & THE BATTLE FOR NEW SEOUL and the 2020 Richard Rodgers' Award for THE LOOPHOLE (Public Studio), both with Jay Adana. She also won, by popular vote, West High’s Funniest Senior. Her work has been produced and featured by PBS's The Great American Read, The Public Theater, Woolly Mammoth, St. Louis Rep, The American Theater Wing, and Dramatist Magazine. Residencies/Fellowships/Facilitation include #BARS at The Public Theater 2016-19, Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow 2018-19, The Independent Film School Fellow, SPACE on Ryder Farm Alumni, NYU Playwrights Horizons Director, DGF Traveling Masters, American Theatre Wing Mentor.  She has performed internationally, regionally, and Off-Broadway as a vocalist and actress, most recently in INTERSTATE at Mixed Blood, afloat at WP THEATRE, and in concert w/ Tony & the Kiki, Joe's Pub, The Greenroom42, Musical Theatre Factory, Ring of Keys online, and 54 Below. You can listen to her music on the streaming service of your choice like “Stay on The Line” from HUMAN RESOURCES w/ Teddy Roxpin or “The Nap Anthem” with Fatuma Adar ft. Clear Mortifee. And watch her performances and digital shorts like her one-woman show iQUIT: MILLENNIAL RETIREMENT GALA with Rodney Bush on Youtube and Tiktok.