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Zo Tipp

How would you describe yourself as an artist?: Actor, Singer, Mover, Comic

What pronouns do you use?: They/Them/Theirs

How do you define your gender?: Non-binary, Gender Non-Conforming. As an actor, my playable genders are: Non-binary, women, men, AFAB

How do you define your sexuality?: Pansexual

Where are you based? : NYC

What is your favorite thing on your resume?: Playing Mercutio, Paris, Prince, and others, in a reading of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Danya Taymor, in a translation by Hansol Jung for Play On! (Classic Stage Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival). The team was full of people who are major inspirations to me, also including James Saito, Mia Katigbak, and Jin Ha - the whole group was amazing, and it was a life-changing experience to work with everyone. Danya invited me to explore the traditionally male characters through my own body and gender history, which was very powerful for me and made for some fresh resonance for some of the text. The team was so diverse, and it was particularly meaningful for me to be in the company of so many fine Asian American actors in a western classic. And with my character track, I got to die in duels twice and mourn myself twice in one show, which is, honestly, very thrilling.

What is the musical theatre song you’re most likely to belt in the shower?: “Nobody’s Side” - Chess

Who is your “queer-o”? : All my friends and colleagues and fellow Keys!! Freddie Mercury, the whole POSE team and cast, Takeshi Kaga, Rachel Maddow, Lena Waithe -- and myself, because we have to be our own queeroes!


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