Zoe Coombs Marr

Actor, L'Chaim

Zoe is a performer, writer, artist and comedian. She grew up in Grafton, where she and her best friend staged a musical instead of going to schoolies week.

Zoe is one third of the contemporary performance company post. Most recently, post’s work Oedipus Schmoedipus was presented at Belvoir for Sydney Festival 2014. post’s other works include: Who’s The Best? (Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Arts House, Brisbane Powerhouse, Darwin Festival, and Noorderzon Festival, NL, 2011-2013), Everything I Know About The Global Financial Crisis In One Hour (Belvoir Theatre, 2010) and Shamelessly Glitzy Work (Performance Space Sydney, Melbourne Arts House, Brisbane Powerhouse)

Outside of her work with post, Zoe has performed stand up comedy extensively in Australia and New York. In 2012, her solo theatre/comedy work And That Was The Summer That Changed My Life was awarded the Philip Parsons Young Playwright Award and nominated for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Other works include Gone Off or I’ve Been Everywhere, Man (Old Fitzroy Theatre, MICF 2012, SMAC award Best On Stage 2012) and Dave (MICF 2013). In 2014, her five-woman ensemble play Is This Thing On? will be presented at Belvoir Theatre, and Dave will be performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Soho Theatre, London. She is occasionally on the Telly doing stand up, or as a panel member on ABC2’s Dirty Laundry Live.

In 2008 Zoë completed a double degree in Performance Studies at UNSW and Fine Arts at COFA, where she was awarded the Dinosaur Designs Prize and the Art and Australia Award. Her video works and sculptures have been exhibited at a number of galleries, including First Draft, Kudos and King’s ARI and in 2006 she won the National Poetry Slam Championships under dubious circumstances.

In 2014, Zoe featured as an actor in Gideon Obarzanek’s L’Chaim which premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company’s critically acclaimed season Interplay.