Liza Colón-Zayas
American actor
Liza Colón-Zayas
Liza Colón-Zayas is an American actress and playwright. She was born and raised in the The Bronx borough of New York City, and began her career starring in Off-Broadway productions. She broke into mainstream theatre when she wrote, produced, and starred in her one-woman show titled "Sistah Supreme," a semi-autobiographical play where she chronicles growing up as an Latina woman in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s.
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First Nighter: Nick Jones' <i>Verité</i>, Stephen Adly Guirgis' <i>Between Riverside and Crazy</i>
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Nick Jones could have fooled me -- and he did with Verité, his new comedy(?) at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow. But he didn't fool me for very long. When the action began with Jo Darum (Anna Camp) reading to son Lincoln (Oliver Hollmann) from her manuscript about dragons and alluring maidens, I was intrigued. When she goes on to quarrel with husband Josh (Danny Wolohan) about publishing prospects, which he denigrates, and then almost immediately is called to a pubbery where giddily enthusiastic editors in cropped suits and peppy socks make Jo a startling offer, I continued to be held. Then, however, my interest began to wane--slowly at first and then rapidly. The on-setting problem is that Andreas Venler (Matt McGrath) and Sven Kandetty (Robert Sella), who speak in silly accents, tell Jo it isn't her book they like but her writing voice. To take advantage of that unique voice, they want to give her $50,000 to write a memoir. Their only condition is that it has to be more excitin ...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Trying to Hold Mercury
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This piece, I originally wrote for NoTofu.com, the online presence of the up-and-coming avant-garde print magazine, NO TOFU. It went live on NoTofu.com this morning. Here it is again, with a few small edits I added. Thank you to those who belong to or are connected to the LAByrinth Theater Company for participating in making this story happen. If you came up in the New York theater in the 2000s, as I did, and cut your teeth in tiny, but respected off-Broadway houses, like the Rattlestick, the McGinn/Cazale, 2nd Stage, LaMama, you hoped, you prayed, to even approach the outskirts of the orbit of the planet-sized talent of Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Already a disciple of his work, ever since seeing his heartbreakingly perverse, self-loathing performance as "Allen" in Todd Solondz' 1998 black comedy, Happiness, I subsequently attended his every film, to marvel at how he shape-shifted like mercury -- in roles such as Rusty, the dignified transvestite in Joel Schumacher's Flawless (1999) ...
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New Ground Theatre Festival: Writer Quiara Alegria Hudes finds inspiration high and low
Cleveland.com - almost 5 years
Quiara Alegria Hudes brought some A-list performers with her to test drive her "brand spanking new" work: Liza Colon-Zayas, who played Odessa, a former crack addict who runs an online recovery group in "Water by the Spoonful," and Liza's husband, David Zayas, whom "Dexter" aficionados will recognize as the burly, Hawaiian-shirted Detective Angel Bastista on the Showtime series.
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A (Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti) Christmas Story on Eighth Avenue in Park Slope
Park Slope Patch - almost 5 years
Christmas came early this year in Park Slope, and we can thank Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti and Sally Hawkins. The three movie stars are filming the comedy “Lucky Dog,” or as it’s now being called “The Untitled Christmas Tree Project.” The film is about two French Canadian ex-convicts, Rudd and Giamatti, who are trying to go straight by selling Christmas trees in New York City, according to a crew member on set Tuesday during the shoot on Eighth Avenue between Berkeley and Lincoln places.  The crew member, who wished to remain anonymous, told Patch that the duo’s characters had no luck in finding the jobs in Canada, so they decided to come to Brooklyn, specifically Williamsburg where they had been shooting for three weeks, to set up a Christmas tree stand and sell some big, freshly cut trees from the North Country to make an honest living.  But, some scenes are being shot this week in Park Slope (of course, for our neighborhood is a hot destination for movies and TV shows) in t ...
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ABOUT THE CLASSICAL THEATRE OF HARLEM - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
Since its inception, HHTF has presented hundreds of artists including: Danny Hoch, Aya de Leon, Baba Israel, Kristina Wong, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Liza Colon Zayas, Chad Boseman, Ase Dance Theater Collective, The Suicide Kings, Rha Goddess, Kris Diaz,
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Cast Set for Hartford Stage's "Water By the Spoonful" - Hartford Courant (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also featured are Armando Riesco, Liza Colon-Zayas, Teresa Avia Lim, Demosthenes Chrysan and Matthew Boston. The work is described: &quot;Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world again and put
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Liza Colon-Zayas, Zabryna Guevara, Armando Riesco, et al. Set for Hartford ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The company will feature Armando Riesco (Elliot Ortiz), Zabryna Guevara (Yazmin Ortiz), Liza Colon-Zayas (Odessa Ortiz), Matthew Boston (Fountainhead), Teresa Avia Lim (Orangutan), Ray Anthony Thomas (Chutes &amp; Ladders), and Demosthenes Chrysan
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FILM REVIEW; Defiance Under Fire: Unbounded Bravery in Unfriendly Skies
NYTimes - almost 11 years
A PERSUASIVELY narrated, scrupulously tasteful re-creation of the downing of the fourth and final plane hijacked by Islamist terrorists on Sept. 11, ''United 93'' is the first Hollywood feature film to take on that dreadful day. It won't be the last. (Next up, ready or not: Oliver Stone's ''World Trade Center.'') Preceded by both the expected
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THEATER REVIEW; Throwing a Hissy Fit to Ease the Pain
NYTimes - over 14 years
Stephen Adly Guirgis would qualify as the poet laureate of the angry. He's interested in people who have a great deal to be angry about, and he has great empathy for them. Moreover, he makes anger as lyrical as it is likely to get. His last play, ''Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train,'' was a ferocious, many-sided debate about the justice system, which had
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