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Shante S Zenith | Elance
 
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Shante S Zenith

Supporting your project from idea to audience
   United States
  |   Minneapolis, MN

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Years of experience in developing new plays have given me a feel for language -- for how it moves itself and how it moves its audience.

I will approach your work with fresh eyes, providing the distance that you, the writer, may no longer have. I will offer strategies that clarify and polish your work. I will ask the questions necessary to get to the core.

The result? Your message reaches your audience and makes a lasting impact.

--Shante' Zenith
Resident Word Nerd of Word Play LLC

Visit www.imaginewordplay.com to learn more.

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Portfolio

Samples of my feedback to a client developing a new play.
Excerpt from Summa Cum Laude Thesis, 'Architectures of the Imagination: Strategies of...

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Service Description

MEET THE WORD NERD

Word Play LLC was founded in 2013 by theatre-maker and word nerd Shante' Zenith.

Zenith has worked as a dramaturg and researcher since 2009; she has worked as an editor and proofreader since 2012.

Zenith received an honors BA (cum laude) in Theatre Arts, Applied Business, and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. Zenith also has an Associate degree in Business Management.

Zenith worked for three years as an archives assistant at the University of Minnesota Performing Arts Archives in Elmer L. Andersen Library.

She is the artistic assistant to theatre creators Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp, and Nathan Keepers (Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Moving Company). Her dramaturgy credits at The Moving Company include "The House Can't Stand," "Come Hell and High Water," "Werther and Lotte," "Out of the Pan Into the Fire," and "For Sale."

Zenith was the research and development assistant for Fissures: Lost and Found, which premiered at the 2010 Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville.

Also skilled in devising and performance, Zenith has studied Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenburg in New York City, Clown with Pierre Byland in Switzerland, and Neutral Masque and Greek Tragedy with Philippe Gaulier in France.

This September, Zenith will be assistant directing The Moving Company's adaptation of "Love's Labor's Lost" at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville.

Zenith is in the process of applying for...

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Employment

Red Carnation Club
Website Designer, Content Advisor
2013 - Present
Designed and advised on the content for the Red Carnation Club website. The site is now live and can be seen at www.redcarnationclub.com.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater
Researcher and Scribe
2013 - Present
Participated in the research and development of a new production based on the life and art of children's book author Taro Yashima. Delved deep into interviews, archival collections, and other...
The Moving Company
Researcher
2010 - Present
Researcher finding information to ignite the imaginations of the theatre-makers at The Moving Company. Projects include: a production based on the William Faulkner novella, 'The Old Man'...
The Moving Company
Dramaturg
2009 - Present
Assisted with the dramaturgical development—acting as outside eye monitoring continuity and clarity—of The Moving Company's new work, including 'The House Can't Stand,' 'Come Hell and High Water,'...
Writing Consultants
Editor, Copyeditor
2013 - 2014
Freelanced for larger editing organization: fielding their overflow work load during the busy season. I edited and proofed grant proposals, ensuring that each applicant provided a clear and...
(Undisclosed)
Structural Editor
2013 - 2013
Edited a director's statement for clarity, impact, and presentation. The director's statement appeared in the theatre program of a professional London production.
Emergency Instant Communities (EIC)
Editor
2013 - 2013
Edited the business plan and presentation for this business's application to the Minnesota Cup in the Social Business Category. EIC was a finalist in the competition.
The Moving Company
Content Writer, Program Designer
2012 - 2013
Designed and wrote content for programs, company facebook profile, marketing emails for audience groups, volunteer questionnaire on Survey Monkey.
Ben Shank, Playwright
Dramaturg
2009 - 2013
Dramaturged new plays written by Ben Shank, which are still in development.
Fissures: Lost and Found
Research and Development Assistant
2009 - 2010
Researcher, scribe (transcriptionist), and script compiler for the development of 'Fissures: Lost and Found,' a theatre production that debuted at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville at the 2010...

Education

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Associates in Business Management
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University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Inter-College Program
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