Hair: Red (Fades to Strawberry, Blonde)
Hair Length: Above Shoulder
Union Status - SAG-AFTRA/AEA
Special Skills: Voice Over, Narration, Classical Texts, Ear Prompter, Teleprompter
Improvisation (10+ years)
Actor Who Sings - Alto Belt
Actor Who Moves Well
ZILLAH GLORY (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) has enjoyed screen roles in STILL ALICE, OLIVE KITTERIDGE, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, and Sony/Crackle's TV series START UP. Regional theater credits include Valerie in THE WEIR, Eurydice in Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE, a two-city, two-year engagement as Barbara DeMarco in the comedy show SHEAR MADNESS, Quincy/Bart Simpson in MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, and the 7-part Worcester/Lady Percy track in an athletic adaptation of Shakespeare's HENRY IV, PARTS I & II. Her favorite role to date is world-renowned autistic spokesperson and livestock consultant Temple Grandin in Sylvia Peto's musical TEMPLE, directed by Gabriel Barre.
Zillah was featured in independent GREYSCALE with NYC-local dir. Yaniel Paulino. Just recently, the pilot episode of PARK SLOPE MOMS THE SERIES (helmed by Grammy-nominated singer-actress Alexandra Foucard and directed by Annetta Marion) for which she played "Angela Polo," was voted 2022's Best Dark Comedy for the NYWIFT/iWomanTV Online Shorts Festival and awarded 1st Place for Audience Choice Award.
In May of 2022, Zillah directed the full-length new musical SEWING THE DREAM as part of a new-play development series co-produced by CreateTheatre and Prism Stage Company, which was performed on Theater Row in NYC. She also directs new play readings, mentoring playwrights through development, casting, rehearsal, performance, and next steps. Zillah is currently studying producing with Broadway producer Jane Dubin, maintains a twice-a-week actor practice with Tim Phillips Studio, and regularly participates in Jon Shear's Take Action filmmaking workshops.
Other exceptional actor training experiences include three 6-week dives into the Shakespeare for the Voice & Body program, Canada's National Voice Intensive, taught by Linklater master teacher David Smukler & Embodied Practice master teacher Judith Koltai.
In addition, Zillah studied voice, vocal production, acting, authentic movement and classical acting with Gary Logan, Dale Genge, Gayle Murphy, Gerry Trentham, The Barrow Group (NYC), Raye Birk (Minneapolis), Alaine Alldaffer (NYC), and Dody DiSanto (Boston.) Zillah's improv & comedy training comes from Michael Fennimore & Bates Wilder (Boston) and Patrick Ryan via Keith Johnstone (Minnesota.)
Zillah spent 8+ years teaching improv to "at-risk" youth while also performing commercially for parties before she held a role as the Teen Arts Council Coordinator for The Palo Alto Children's Theatre. During that time, Zillah worked developmentally with a core group of 15 artists, mapping a year's worth of completed performances and projects dedicated to raising awareness of mental and behavioral health needs for teenagers, during which time she directed three shows, one of them the play "Irrepressible" by Betsy Franco. Z was also a proud member (under Karen Altree-Piemme's leadership) of the teaching-and-improvisational Red Ladder Theater Company, deployed by San Jose Repertory Theater.