Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Written by Will Arbery
Directed by Danya Taymor
*2020 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
*Lucille Lortel Award
*New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award
"Five brilliant performances, four remarkable designs, and a powerfully focused
vision guiding them all. Together, these artists conjured an intimate, fraught,
ominously dazzling portrait of conservative youth struggling to define themselves
in the middle of a Wyoming night. For their stunning, terrifying production and
laser-sharp portrayal of brilliantly drawn characters, the judges have awarded a
Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of
HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING."
“Critic’s Pick! Astonishing and riveting. Heroes risks a rare stage subject: Christian conservatism. A red-state unicorn.”
— Jesse Green, New York Times
“★★★★★ A perfect production that left me with my heart in my mouth...
— Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
"Winters plays Teresa with unnerving precision, carefully walking the line between naturalism—some of us are truly both this anxious and obnoxiously confident—and a kind of stentorian, hysterical Fox News presentation."
-- Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker
The Public Theater
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Oskar Eustis
"NYT Critic's Pick...'White Noise,' Suzan-Lori Parks’s enthrallingly thought-packed new play...
--Ben Brantley, New York Times
"Leo’s girlfriend, Dawn (Zoe Winters, on top of this role) is a lawyer with places to go and money
to make." Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht
--Marilyn Stasio, Variety
"Parks gives all the characters “solos” in which they open up to us, and Winters and Irving are especially affecting as their facades break down...Winters breaks herself into sad, frightening pieces as she admits to successfully defending a young black man she knew was guilty because of her own white-savior complex. Her type of a person is the “do-gooder,” a role she inherited from her parents. “And if the contract [I have with my parents] were written down,” she tells us, her eyes hard and dead, “it would say something like ‘We have agreed to be do-gooders so that we don’t have to deal with who we really are.’”
--Sara Holdren, Vulture
Reel to Reel
Written and Directed by John Kolvenbach
"Maggie, played in award-worthy manner by Zoë Winters. Her Maggie from the get-go has a sharp edge to her, whether rapidly speaking in paragraphs with hardly a breath or staring forever at Walter while not making a sound or a move. She is impulsive and impetuous, unpredictable and unbending, determined and devilish. She is also heads over heels in love with a Walter who at first has no idea who she is or why she wants him. Ms. Winters is a stand-out in every regard among an ensemble of absolute stars."
-Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddys
"Winters, playing the younger Maggie, is superb, blending emotional vulnerability and mystery"
-Ian A. Stewart, San Francisco Magazine
"Zoë Winters plays young Maggie with an exuberance that is almost breathtaking. Brightly smiling, wide eyed, rambunctious, impulsive, uninhibited, and intuitive, she insinuates herself into Walter’s life."
-Victor Cordell, For All Events
"Winters may have the most challenging role. As the younger Maggie, she has to go from shrill to shy, uninhibited to desperately private. This actress is not afraid to be vocal or vulgar and she creates a character that is intriguing and someone we—like the young, perplexed Walter—definitely don’t want to lose track of."
-Elaine Elision, 48hills
"Winters exhibits a laser focus that never lets us forget just how in charge of her life her character is."
-Patrick Thomas, Talkin' Broadway
The Last Match
Roundabout Theatre Company
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
"Bethel and Winters have terrific chemistry as Tim and Mallory, a husband and wife trying hard yet failing to bring a baby to term, with Winters delivering a gut-wrenchingly poignant performance."
-Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania
"Under the direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethel and Winters both exude a natural warmth, making it easy to believe their love and that they will surely overcome any hardships."
-Stanford Friedman, New York Theatre Guide
"the effervescent Zoë Winters"
-Nicole Serratore, Exeunt Magazine
LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
"Passionate, funny, daring and marvelously theatrical...The cast, led by Gideon Glick and Peter Mark Kendall as Tom and Josh, is giving as good an ensemble performance as I’ve seen in New York this year. (The others deserve to be named: Madeline Martin as Denise, Christopher Sears as Marcus, Zoë Winters as Ada, Scott Jaeck as Chuck, and Leah Karpel as Josh’s estranged sister, Michaela."
-Jesse Green, New York Magazine
"A poignant and suspenseful look at hope, faith and escapism...Masterfully directed by Davis McCallum, the excellent cast—which includes Scott Jaeck and a wittily smarmy Zoë Winters—helps get us inside the complex worlds of these characters’ devotions, as they grasp in the fearful dark for revelation." -Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
"A compelling and exciting new play by a distinctive young American playwright. Add it to your list!"
-Steven Suskin, The Huffington Post
"The group's leader, Ada (Zoë Winters, hilariously severe)" -David Gordon, Theatermania
"In one comic scene, we watch as they clumsily rehearse how they will approach this challenge. Ada, as played by Ms. Winters with a chipper determination, leads them through staged encounters with locals, which don’t inspire confidence."
-Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Small Mouth Sounds
Pershing Square Signature Center
By Bess Wohl
Directed By Rachel Chavkin
"The flighty Alicia (the phenomenal Zoë Winters) eats potato chips noisily as the group settles in for a night in the woods...Alicia is trying to get over an unrequited love. Winters plays her anguish from the inside. Holding up a phone and listening to her ex’s voice-mail greeting over and over, Alicia opens and closes her mouth, not making a sound. She’s a bleached-blond version of the figure in Munch’s “The Scream,” silently wailing at an uncomprehending universe." -Hilton Als, The New Yorker
“Small Mouth Sounds,” a quiet gem of a play by Bess Wohl that was first seen Off Broadway at Ars Nova last year, has been restaged at the Pershing Square Signature Center with all its wit, compassion and sparkle fully intact. The sound of silence onstage has rarely made such sweet music...Although Mr. Baker, Ms. Bernstine and Ms. Winters are new to “Small Mouth Sounds,” they inhabit their characters with the same full-hearted openness that marks the work of the actors who are returning to their roles."
-Charles Isherwood, New York Times NYT Critics’ Pick
"Small Mouth Sounds is...a terrific new play in a beautiful production (by Rachel Chavkin) that deserves to be seen on its own merits — seen and reseen, in fact...the cast, three of whom are new to the production, are working so successfully in a vein of intensely detailed realism that is fast becoming the Off Broadway house style. -Jesse Green, Vulture
"As a bottle blonde with poor romantic judgment, Zoë Winters turns in a particularly winsome performance (await her semi-clothed encounter with a bear)" -Max McGuinness, Financial Times
"Alicia (Zoë Winters), an attractive young woman who’s a bundle of nerves...Alicia, who arrived with a giant bag of snacks, has been mistakenly assigned to a room with Jan. (She sleeps in her clothes, including a parka, with the cover pulled over her head.) Every ordinary sound, the dropping of a shoe, the blowing-up of an inflatable pillow, becomes an event as it punctures the quiet. There’s a priceless moment when Alicia tries to quietly pop open and eat a bag of potato chips." -Robert Feldberg, Bergen Record
"Silence is golden in Bess Wohl’s exquisite play set at an upstate meditation retreat where six strangers take (and mostly break) a vow not to speak...The sight of deeply unhappy people trapped in a series of embarrassing situations makes Small Mouth Sounds one of the funnier sad plays you’re likely to see...Seasoned theatergoers will already know this is a smashing cast, all navigating tonal and emotional shifts with passion and aplomb. Rachel Chavkin’s beautifully direct and transparent staging on Laura Jellinek’s austere set covers a remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes. Words fail; thank goodness we have more than language."
-David Cote, TimeOut NY
"It is a tribute to the acute and subtle skills of the six actors — Max Baker, Babak Tafti, Brad Heberlee, Marcia DeBonis, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, and Zoe Winters — that we bond so deeply with the (mostly) silent people they play...In an age of endless distraction and chatter, "Small Mouth Sounds" reminds us of the power of simplicity and the ways that only a live performance can connect with an audience." -Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post
"messy hot girl Alicia (the unexpectedly charming Zoë Winters)" -Zachary Stewart, Theatermania
"The comic tone of that opening scene reaches a caricature-like crescendo with the arrival of Alicia (a very funny Zoe Winters). This ditzy blonde latecomer is weighed down by too many layers of clothes and possessions. All the stuff she's shlepping includes contraband food and a smart phone, making her the least likely candidate for not fitting in with the retreat's regime. While Alicia is not happy to find herself assigned to a male roommate she and the childlike, and most comfortable with his silence Jan, represent some of the play's sweetest interactions. -Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp
New York Theatre Workshop
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
*Winner of Two OBIE Awards
"sports therapist, Lydia (a sharp Zoë Winters)" -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times NYT Critics' Pick
"a knotty morality play, but the ingenious Lucas Hnath engineers this remarkable feat with “Red Speedo,” a taut, incisive drama at New York Theater Workshop" -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times NYT Critics' Pick
"beautifully played, at breakneck pace, by Lucas Caleb Rooney, Zoë Winters, and Peter Jay Fernandez." -Jesse Green, Vulture
Much Ado About Nothing
The Public's Shakespeare in the Park
Directed By Jack O'Brien
"Hero’s ladies-in-waiting (Zoë Winters and Kathryn Meisle) — are woven into a web of plots and counterplots."
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times NYT Critics' Pick
"Zoe Winters as Hero's lady-in-waiting and Eric Sheffer Stevens as the remorseful servant enlisted to besmirch that good woman have a strong stage presence." -David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Eric Sheffer Stevens makes a strong impression as Borachio, the willing conspirator of Don John and Zoe Winters (so good in An Octoroon) as his love Margaret." -Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post
"Kathryn Meisle is a sunny presence as Hero's governess, as is Zoë Winters as a maidservant with a mind of her own."
-David Barbour, lightingandsoundamerica
"a vivacious Zoe Winters" -Simon Saltzman, Simon Seez
"a zesty Zoe Winters" -Joseph Cervelli, northjersey.com
"More interesting is Zoë Winters, who brings a sexy vivacity to the small role of Margaret, the duped accomplice in Don John's intrigues."
-Aaron Grunfeld, the-fifth-wall.blogspot
"Secondary characters get the spotlight more than usual, especially Zoe Winters as the sexy gentlewoman Margaret and David Manis as the fuddy-duddy brother of the governor" -Michael Bourne, WBGO Journal
"Lesser roles are cogently handled, notably by Kathryn Meisle and Zoe Winters." -John Simon, The Westchester Guardian
"a company that makes even the smaller characters seem fully inhabited...Together they create one of the most thoroughly enjoyable Shakespeare in the Park productions I’ve ever seen." -Adam Feldman, Time Out
"Every minute of “Much Ado” is filled with verbal action, which the actors in this production fully inhabit: it’s opera buffa without the singing." -Hilton Als, The New Yorker
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Sarah Benson
*Winner of Two OBIE Awards including BEST NEW PLAY
"what a show it is … the local rich girl, played in high burlesque style by Zoë Winters" -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
NYT Critics' Pick
"Comic relief abounds with off-the-wall funny and soulfully true-to-life observations by Shyko Amos (as the very pregnant Grace), Marsha Stephanie Blake (the proper, status quo Dido) and Jocelyn Bioh (the laugh-a-minute ghetto superstar Minnie) as three slave girls. Without a doubt, these three women with the assist of the over-the-top Dora (Zoë Winters) and one-man powerhouse (Chris Meyers) are worth the price of admission alone with their riotously comical performances." -Marcus Scott, Edge on the Net
"Zoë Winters is a pleasure as Dora, a somewhat goofy but pretentious and wealthy Southern belle" -Dmitry Zvonkov, Stage and Cinema
"Ms. Winters also stands out, gleefully shredding the scenery with her pearly whites and vacillating between a squeaky falsetto and a guttural chest voice with impressive ease." -Aaron Botwick, Scribicide
"The cast (including Zoë Winters as a clueless white Southern lady whose cap is set for George) does stellar work."
-Helen Shaw, Time Out
"Dora (played with Carol Burnett-like relish by Zoë Winters)...You know a playwright is one to watch when they can attract the best talent. That's certainly the case here with an excellent ensemble." -Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post
"the women excel with zeal in the roles of the slaves and a dolled-up white heiress, Dora Sunnyside (Zoë Winters)"
-Molly Grogan, Exeunt Magazine
"As the emotionally over-the-top heiress Dora, Zoë Winters is riotous as an escapee from a contemporary soap opera."
-Victor Gluck, Theaterscene.net
"Zoe Winters is wonderful as Dora, the rich femme fatale who is in love with George." -AL, The White Rhino Report
"a terrific cast" -Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
“brilliantly directed by Sarah Benson — is so energetic, funny and entertainingly demented, you can’t look away."
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
Love and Information
New York Theatre Workshop
By Caryl Churchill
Directed By James Macdonald
*OBIE Award (Direction)
"Winters, last seen Off Broadway in 4000 Miles, is one to watch out for—zesty, zany and vibrant, she completely reinvents herself with each new character. Give that gal a romantic comedy or an old-fashioned farce." -David Cote, Time Out
"In one of the strongest segments, “Mother,” a truculent but on–the-whole decent kid (the vital, red-cheeked Noah Galvin) lolls on the sofa at home, reading while his bossy older sister (played with interesting petulance by Zoë Winters) tries to tell him something important."
-Liesl Schillinger, The Daily Beast
"The versatile company-which includes veterans Maria Tucci, Randy Danson, Karen Kandel, and John Procaccino, as well as newcomers Noah Galvin and Zoe Winters-conveys the complex emotions in a matter of seconds, sometimes with only a line or two of dialogue."
-David Sheward, theaterlife.com
"The marvelously flexible performers — who come in an assortment of ages, shapes and skin tones — take turns embodying friends, lovers and strangers for whom knowledge is received and perceived quite differently."
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times NYT Critics' Pick
"a collection of 57 short, unrelated pieces performed by 15 excellent actors" -David Gordon, TheaterMania
"Some of the scenes are amusing, some haunting, some thought-provoking. Some have delicious banter or striking twists. Some are just puzzling. All are well-acted — not so easy an accomplishment when you have a few seconds to suggest entire lives and whole worlds."
-Jonathan Mandell, newyorktheater.me
"James Macdonald’s direction is first-class. Ditto the cast, across the board." -Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
"The vignettes are expertly performed...It's a marathon workout and a beat-the-clock speed test for this talented company -- they're constantly changing identities with only a few seconds to make an impression each time -- and they ace this test seemingly without breaking a sweat." -David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America
"But the biggest kudos go to the cast. Each actor plays a different part every time she or he appears and, because the scenes change so rapidly, they have to establish the full stories of their characters within an instant. The degree of skill required is of the highest order and there isn’t a sluggard in the bunch—or a way to single out any one of them." -broadway & me
"A tight ensemble...the solid cast of 15 moves with ease through more than 100 roles...Macdonald’s actors are all excellent."
-Andy Buck, Theatre Is Easy
"Churchill and the immensely talented cast, which includes standout performances by Karen Kandel, John Procaccino, Kellie Overbey, Phillip James Brannon, Zoë Winters, and Randy Danson, take on science, religion, emotions, fanaticism, censorship, mathematics, pain, technology, and human relationships of all sorts in clever ways, constantly surprising the audience with each new piece"
-This Week In New York
LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater
By Amy Herzog
Directed By Daniel Aukin
*Winner of Two OBIE Awards including BEST NEW PLAY
David Cote’s Top 10 “Best Theater of 2011”Time Out NY
"the excellent Zoë Winters" -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"it features nice performances by Zoe Winters, who plays Bec with an appealing straightforwardness"
-Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
"beautifully realized turns by Zoë Winters" -David Cote, Time Out New York
"Ex-girlfriend Bec (Zoë Winters, pitch-perfect)" -Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post
"Winters found just the right level...and was once again splendid during Bec’s surprise reappearance, when she finally lets go for good."
"Bec (the excellent Zoe Winters) …Indeed, the show’s strongest scene is Leo’s delayed reunion with Bec, which is full of confessions, recriminations, and genuine love." -Scott Lipton, Theatremania
“the glorious Zoë Winters” -Wildfire News
"Zoe Winters brings a winning smile and a knowing way to Bec" -Richard Seef, DC Theatre Scene
"Zoe Winters is a completely believable Bec...She beautifully portrays the conflicted nature of their relationship with logic and compassion" -Thomas Antoinne, stageandcinema.com
"Along the way, Leo also receives visits from a girlfriend, Bec, who switches between tenderness and fierceness with mindboggling rapidity. Zoë Winters is absolutely terrific in the part" -Henry Edwards, Broadwaybulletinnewsvine
“What is most endearing in Winter’s performance is that she lets us see the emotional turmoil that Bec is feeling even as she knows what her next step is going to be.” -curtainup
“Zoe Winters gives a nicely conflicted personality to his girlfriend, Bec, and their stormy interactions are poignant.”-Associated Press
“As Bec, Zoë Winters is winning as a smart young woman who overthinks everything.” -capitalnewyork
“the excellent Zoe Winters” -theatermania
Written and directed by John Kolvenbach
“Molly is a challenging role, but Zoë Winters handles her well, never allowing Molly’s sharp emotional edge to dull… And this cast is perfect.” -nytheatre.com
“Zoe Winters is an attention-getter as Molly, bringing some welcome intensity to her encounters with Beane.”
“Zoe Winters is the most convincing imaginary girlfriend I have seen” -F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine
“Zoe Winters’s (Molly) vigorous portrayal is startling. This is a fresh, pretty girl making a coarse mind and appetite for violence credible. She verbally spits her first encounter with Beane. Her movements have the razor sharpness of a storm trooper. When the emotional climate changes, Winters’s rapturous participation in the lovers’s back and forth storytelling is compelling.” -womanaroundtown.com
“Molly (energetically portrayed by Zoe Winters)… Much of the play’s infectious appeal can be credited to a perfectly cast ensemble. Every actor is perfectly suited in their role, fully embodying their characters.” -Theatre Is Easy.com
A modern translation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope
Adapted and directed by Samuel Buggeln
“the comic arias belong to Ms. Winters and Aysan Celik … who in an escalating dialogue of gossip and recriminations whip up a steaming head of feline aggression” - The New York Times NYT Critics' Pick
“a magnificent Zoe Winters … These marvelous actors play their roles with such relish it’s impossible not to become absorbed into their world … Winters seems to be having a great time at the center of her scenes; she and the letter-perfect Celik enact one of the greatest verbal catfights witnessed onstage.” -Show Business Weekly
“ it is very enjoyable to watch Zoe Winters indulge in this two-faced character … an entertaining night at the theater”
-Theatre is Easy, the easy.com
“Zoë Winters … in a real star turn. She’s vibrant, wicked and hilarious … the performance is so magnetic and fun to watch”
“the cattier the role, the more inspired seems to be the performance … stodgy rectitude is outshone time and time again by the “phonies” - Zoë Winters’s gossipy glee as Celine … Hater is thoroughly enjoyable” -nytheatre.com
“I can’t say enough good things about “Hater” ” -East Villager
The Eyes of Others
The New Ohio Theatre
By Ivan Dimitrov
Directed By Samuel Buggeln
"The standout is Zoë Winters, who was excellent as the tough ex-girlfriend in “4000 Miles.” Here she is transformed into a sexy saleslady…Winters’ shop girl (again, no name) flickers through a range of emotions so vividly, from boredom to anger to eagerness to sadness to lust to greed, that you want to build a show around her."
-Jonathan Mandell, Backstage.com
"Zoe Winters creates a character working in a meaningless job with dynamic precision." -David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited
"The shop girl is bored, angry, lustful, happy, sad, hysterical and hilarious." -Gloria Talamas, eljnyc.com/offbway
"…a sexy shopgirl (a very funny Zoë Winters, of “4000 Miles”) …there are a few genuinely amusing moments — the shopgirl tenderly caresses a briefs-clad sculpture of a male groin" -Frank Scheck, NYPost
"Winters’ increasingly bracing and ferocious turn as the Shopgirl (an immense pleasure to watch)" -Olivia Jane Smith, New York Theatre Review
"Zoë Winters, with the high energy required of the role, portrays the Shopgirl honestly and believably”
-Patricia Norris, womanaroundtown
"Winters gives a manic comedic performance and successfully transitions from over-the-top comedy to monologues brimming with emotional depth and despair." -Brittany Spanos, Washington Square News/The Highlighter
"the young commedienne Zoe Winters.” -Bob Shuman, Stagevoices.com
Be a Good Little Widow
The Old Globe
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Hal Brooks
WEST COAST PREMIERE
“As Melody, Zoë Winter’s performance is superb, capturing the inconsistencies, fears, and joyous mania of a troubled woman fighting to bring her life into balance.”
-John Todd, Stageandcinema.com
“Winters...settles into an arresting groove as Melody comes to grips with her future.” -James Hebert, UTSanDiego
“Obviously with the full collaboration of her director, Winters employs a formidable physical vocabulary as punctuation and enhancement to enrich her natural likableness. A single example is irresistible: In an agony of conflicted frustration lashed onward by loneliness, she asks the intern to check her balky cable television feed, blurting out, with a graphic pelvic grind, “My box is broken!” Even a sailor might blush but that’s just our Melody in all her complexity.” -Welton Jones, San Diego Story
“Zoë Winters makes Melody always watchable. A series of random impulses, Winters doesn’t do anything conventionally, even sit on the sofa...she showed the courage to make one whopping choice after another — and that her spontaneity would become fluid soon.”
-Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader
"Zoe Winters, whose good little widow, Melody, is fun to watch even when she’s suffering...Not only is Winters gifted at the art of physical comedy, but her wide-eyed double takes are ideally suited to the play’s shifting light and darkness.”
-David L. Coddon, San Diego City Beat
"blessed by the presence at The Old Globe of SUNY Purchase grad Winters, who manages to be not only quirky as all get-out but utterly adorable to boot. A lesser talent playing Melody and Be A Good Little Widow might sink under the weight of all her quirks. Winters keeps you on Melody’s side even at her most oddball, and one can only hope that the New York-based actress will make frequent trips out west. She is a keeper." -Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
“Much of the play’s comedy is gleaned less from written jokes and more on the physicality of Zoë Winters' performance: Boredom manifested by draping herself over the sofa back like Gumby or a languid yoga stretch that just happens to find a junk food morsel on the coffee table and fluidly conveys it to Melody’s mouth. Keep an eye on the career of this remarkable actress"
-Lynne Friedmann, Culture Vulture
“Zoe Winters as Melody really shines. Her ability to go from completely disheveled widow to happy girlfriend with a knock at the door is beyond impressive. The look in her eyes when she sees Craig again, not as a ghost but as her boyfriend in the past, is all the audience needs to distinguish between past and present.” -Elizabeth Engelman, When Theatre Strikes
Westport Country Playhouse
By John Murray and Allen Boretz
Directed by Mark Lamos
"Zoë Winters is marvelous as Christine Marlowe" -broadwayworld.com/Connecticut
"Miller’s love interest, actress Christine Marlowe (Zoe Winters) and hotel staffer and Leo’s love interest Hilda Manney (Hayley Treider) who break the rapid-fire all male rhythms with some genuine warmth and humanity" -James Cooper, Fairfield County Theater Examiner
"Zoe Winters provides Miller's girl friend, Christine, with a wisecracking wisdom that helps inspire some ideas to hoodwink hotel management." -Andrew Beck, Hartford Arts Examiner
"All of the actors in this fine Lamos production seem to be tailored-made for their roles. The cast sweetly oozes such true authenticity that the audience can almost picture them stepping out of a 1930s film and/or radio production." -John Hoctor, Hamlethub
"it's a pleasure to report that Mark Lamos--who, needless to say, didn't have to help shape the old hit--has done everything he can to make Mr. Abbott proud. To start, he realized he needed a stage full of actors who understand that timing counts, that physicality counts, that facial expressions count, that ensemble performing is a sine qua non--a troupe of players who not only understand all the above but can also put all the above into overdrive when needed. Every one in the cast comes through, and each has his or her wonderful moment(s)."
-David Finkle, Huffington Post
Half ‘n Half ‘n Half
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
By John Kolvenbach
Directed By Kyle Fabel
"a quartet of actors who clearly adore these characters and know how to make them hum…both Pastides and Winters are Kolvenbach veterans, comfortable with the roller coaster rhythm of his scripts.” -Boston Globe, Critic’s Pick
"Winters especially shines throughout the play as Frances, bringing brilliant pacing to her lines and infusing them with Janeane Garofalo-like weariness." -The New England Theatre Geek
"Zoë Winters as Frances, the daughter, does a wonderful job of alternating between the love and exasperation many of us feel toward our parents." -QuirkyFusion.com
Baltimore Center Stage
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed By David Schweizer
"an arresting Zoë Winters" -dramaurge.com
"Zoe Winters puts across the petulant side of Lydia with particular spark, but also ensures that the charm of the character gets attention, too” -Baltimore Sun
"…the exquisite cast…the very funny Zoe Winters” -dcbraoadwayworld.com
”…each character is so vividly realized by a uniformly strong cast” -Baltimore City Paper
"the bubbly Zoe Winters" -Johns-Hopkins Newsletter
"The Rivals" features a stellar cast …. every member of this talented cast hamming it up to the hilt” -Baltimorebroadwayworld.com
"The entire cast is spellbinding"-Maryland Theatre Guide
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed By Loretta Greco
*Bay Area Critics Circle nomination for Principal Female Performance
“At the middle of the melee is Jackie, embodied with wounded passion and vulnerable strength by Winters…Greco’s ensemble makes smart choices, especially when it comes to knowing how to play the drama and the tension against the laughs. Winters is especially adept at this particular game.” -theaterdogs.net
“Above all, “Mauritius” belongs to Winters and Gnapp in complementary tours de force of raw-nerve daring and expletive virtuosity … Winters’ face flushes with fear, determination and an exhilaration that catches her by surprise” -San Francisco Chronicle
“the formidable Zoë Winters … delivers an explosive performance that captures the hurt radiating from deep inside Jackie.”
-San Jose Mercury
“Jackie, brilliantly enacted by Bay Area newcomer Zoe Winters” -San Francisco Bay Times
“a charismatic, emotionally rich Zoë Winters …. dream cast” -San Francisco Examiner
“a terrific, fierce, yet vulnerable Zoë Winters” -San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Importance of Being Earnest
Paper Mill Playhouse
By Oscar Wilde
Directed By David Schweizer
“The entire cast is a powerhouse, … . Zoë Winters, as the young Cecily Cardew, is an actress to watch, with an expressive face that fills the room with laughter at her own expense. Winters holds her own within a golden cast” -Show Business Weekly
“The cast is an ensemble of stars, every one” -onstage.com
“Winters almost steals the show as the exuberant and self-assured Cecily” -New York Theatrewire
“Cecily Cardew is played with fluttery charm by Zoe Winters” -Variety
The Imaginary Invalid
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Directed by David Schweizer
*The Seattle Times’ Footlight Award for Outstanding Acting
“Funny in a wilder and crazier mode … Winters has dorky attacks of blubbering, romping, howling and bill-and-cooing … that would raise the dead” -Seattle Times
“a young Carol Burnett on amphetamines, skipping around like a feral Raggedy Ann” -Seattlest
“Zoë Winters as Angélique blasts forth an explosive performance in song, dance and speech” -Broadwayhour.com
“A star comedienne in the making” -talkingbroadway.com
“Everybody’s funny, but nobody more so than Zoe Winters’ … her whole body seems to be mounted on springs. She has absolutely zero control over her emotions (an effect achieved by Winters’ absolute control).” -Seattle weekly
“Zoe Winters, as the sweet young thing, does not shrink for loony rage and wacky lust… This is Juliet unbound.”
“magnificently spastic … frolicking one second and bawling the next…she jumps with glee, switches emotions in midair, and hits the ground despondent … exactly what you want from farce—the marriage of extravagant caricature with authentic emotion.”
“It takes a lot of grace to be so awkward yet so unrelentingly, hyperactively funny.” -Tacoma Weekly
Baltimore Center Stage
By Thornton Wilder
Directed By Irene Lewis
“played charmingly by Zoe Winters … Miss Winters navigates the fine line between peevish and downright annoying very well”
“Toss in Ambrose (Lee Aaron Rosen) and Ermengarde (Zoe Winters) as a comedic Romeo and Juliet, and Flora, the aging, addled true-love believer, and you have a comedy worthy of the Bard” -Baltimore Examiner
“I couldn’t find one weak link in the cast.” -WCBM
The Diary of Anne Frank
Virginia Stage Company
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed By Chris Hanna
“Zoe Winters is perfection as Margot Frank.” -Loessin at Large, WHRO
“Robert Dorfman as Otto Frank, Lori Wilner as his wife Edith, and Zoe Winters as their elder daughter Margot, provide everything one could possibly want from actors playing Anne’s family. Their straightforward, unadorned but almost microscopically precise acting perfectly limns distinct, dimensioned personalities, and their characters’ affection for their often difficult Anne.” -veer magazine
“the interaction between the family members throughout the evening was sharp and engaging.” -Daily Press