Zakiya Iman Markland


Theater: Marilyn in Balls (One Year Lease Theater), Jackie Blount in Junk (La Jolla Playhouse), Marilyn in Balls (Stages Repertory Theatre), Nina Simone in Nina Simone: Untitled (Columbia University), Lindsay’s Therapist in Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), Princess in La Bete (UCSD Graduate Acting), Antigone in The Burial at Thebes (UCSD Graduate Acting), Sigrid in Second Skin (Wagner New Plays Festival), Combatant in Battlecruiser Aristotle (Wagner New Plays Festival), Charlotta in The Cherry Orchard (UCSD Graduate Acting), Noah in The Grapes of Wrath (UCSD Graduate Acting), The Spotted Girl in Venus (UCSD Graduate Acting), Nia in The Engine of Our Ruin (reading) ( DNA New Work Series(LJP)), Woman Old as Time in Dance of the Holy Ghost (Ubuntu Theater Project), Mimi in Rent (FIU BFA Acting), Saint Monica in Last Days of Judas Iscariot  (FUI BFA Acting), Donna in Swimming in the Shallows  (FIU BFA Acting), Scheherazade in Arabian Nights (FIU BFA Senior Project), Josephine Baker in N*ggas in Paris (FIU BFA acting), Felicia in “Ah Tuhtch Av Des-Ta-Nee” (MicroTeatro CCE Miami)

Film: Lead (Z)

Training: MFA, University of California, San Diego (Acting: Kyle Donnelly, Marco Barricelli, Gregory Wallace   Voice: Ursula Meyer Speech: Eva Barnes Singing:Linda Vickerman Movement: Charlie Oats, Maria Carrera, Liam Clancy  Stage Combat: Jamie Newcomb) BFA Florida International University (Acting: Wayne E. Robinson Jr., Phillip M. Church Voice and Movement: Jennifer De Castroverde, Lesley-Ann Timlick) Actor’s Movement Studio Summer Intensive (Michael Chekov Technique-Lisa Dalton & Jessica Cerullo  Suzuki Training-Marcia Porter   Williamson Technique-Lloyd Williamson & Janice Orlandi   Raza Boxes-Paula Murray Cole   Clown & Mask-Shelly Wyant) Bill Duke’s Actor’s Boot Camp Fitness for Your Creative Self: Jesus Quintero Studio, Miami, FL

Special Skills: Athletic versatility: Yoga, Volleyball, Track&Field, Cross Country, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Period Movement and Dance, Zumba, Improvisational Mover     Accents+Dialects: Jamacian Patois, New York, British RP, Haitian, German, French, Various Southern (others upon request)    Instruments: Piano, Clarinet    Singing: Alto/Mezzo Soprano