Auditions Zoe’s Auditions
Winner of the BEST COMEDY AWARD of 2015. Selected from 150 solo shows from 19 countries.
Suzanna Geraghty’s Audience Award Winner, “Auditions, Zoe’s Auditions” wins the Best Comedy in 2015 at the world’s largest solo theatre festival, the United Solo.
Winner of the Audiences Favorite Show and Performer Award, The Audience Award, selected from 77 shows from 11 countries, Off-Broadway at the biggest solo theatre festival in the world, The United Solo Theatre Festival, New York 2011.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, for three consecutive years, “Auditions Zoe’s Auditions” has been invited back to New York to feature in the Encore Group of Most Outstanding Shows at the United Solo Theatre Festival. In 2012 “Auditions Zoe’s Auditions” did return to the United Solo Fest playing to standing ovations on Theatre Row, 42nd Street and received a Best Seller Rating.
Also in 2012 Suzanna’s show was selected to represent the best of Irish theatre in New York at the 1st Irish Fest. An additional short scene was added for the 1st Irish Fest and the show retitled “Auditions Zoe’s Auditions, Part 2″ for the festival.
From 2012-2015 with 21 theatre managers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland requesting the Irish New York Audience Choice Award Winner, “Auditions, Zoe’s Auditions” toured to 12 high profile theatres. Venues included Theatre Royal Waterford, The Mill Theatre Dundrum, The Market Place Theatre Armagh and the Playhouse Derry/Londonderry. It sold out in Dublin at the Mill Theatre Dundrum and in theatres throughout Ireland and in the UK in Northern Ireland. The shows success captured the attention of the media. The BBC interviewed Suzanna 3 times concerning her award winner and she featured in over 40 national and regional newspapers. She was interviewed on TV3 on Ireland AM- Ireland most viewed Breakfast show and on RTE radio and on UTV’s radio station U105FM .
In 2015 the United Solo who have produced almost 500 shows have invited “Auditions Zoe’s Auditions” back for a second time to feature in the Encore Group of Outstanding shows.
“Auditions Zoe’s Auditions” features in the Encore Group on Thurs, Nov 19th at 9pm at the United Solo. Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.
In 2015 adding audio captions and a signed language interpreter “Audition Zoe’s Auditions” reached a new audience in the deaf and hearing impaired community in Northern Ireland. It was one of the best turn outs of the deaf community. Listen to their reviews here.
In 2011, Corcadora Theatre Co. in Cork, offered Suzanna a short residency award at the Triskle Arts Center to work on “Auditions, “Zoe’s Auditions” before venturing to the United Solo Theatre Fest. The residency enabled her to perform a stage-reading for a Cork audience. Also through the generosity of Camille Donegan and the members of the Attic Studio in Dublin, Suzanna was given the opportunity to do a stage-reading at the Attic Studio in Dublin.
In 2009, Suzanna received The Emerging Artists Residency Award in New York from The Field.org to create 10 minutes of new theatre. She conceived the character of Zoe and wrote a scene for her called “Zoe’s Auditions”. As part of the residency this scene was showcased at The Dance Theater Workshop in New York and filmed live. To view the beginnings of Zoe- before the play was written -filmed live at the Dance Theatre Workshop click on Zoe’s Auditions at the Dance Theatre Workshop
“Auditions Zoe’s Auditions “ the play, has evolve into a unique theatre experience involving the audience as active, co- creators in the events of the play and the characters journey. It departs from the conventional 3 act play structure and instead draws on elements of Jacque Lecoq’s clown. It juxtaposes dramatic text with movement and combines the comic with the tragic. It is both literary and visual and moves in and out of the 4th wall. The core message of the play is the importance of being true to oneself, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken,” quote Oscar Wilde and the Ghost of Zoe’s Past. It also bring to light the huge price to pay for not living an authentic life. “Auditions Zoe’s Auditions” is an award winning, affordable family show with a proven track record of captivating audiences of all ages in the US, Ireland and Northern Ireland where it has played. It has also drawn audiences from both within and outside of the theatre going community. It has been requested in the US, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland and Estonia. It is also very suitable to children 9 years and up.
We all need a little help sometimes and the character Zoe is no different. To view a generous audience member attempting to help Zoe who has just arrived for her first audition with a twisted ankle and late, click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kycobARPtnk.