Zakiya talks about “Disgraced”

October 5, 2015

Check out this great video from The Goodman Theatre – I discuss my character, Jory and the importance of this timely play.  Also see some footage from the show! Actor Zakiya Young talks about Disgraced If you haven’t seen the play yet, you have until October 25th! We extended from our original closing date of…

Disgraced at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago

September 18, 2015

Zakiya is excited to be playing the role of Jory in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Kimberly Senior, who also directed the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of this play, “Disgraced” will be opening at The Goodman Theater in Chicago on September 21, 2015, with preview performances September 16 –…

Zakiya’s first fashion magazine shoot!

July 8, 2015

When photographer Vandyke Williams asked Zakiya to be a model for an upcoming shoot for his online fashion magazine, she was a little bit hesitant.  This was way out of her comfort zone.  Headshots and photo calls for shows were one thing – but was she ready for a true fashion shoot?    However, upon…

Back to Nubia I go!

April 17, 2015

…or actually Nubia…by way of Wichita.  Zakiya is pleased to announce her next project: the title role in Aida at Music Theatre of Wichita.  She is excited to work again with Mark Madama, who directed her in the Starlight Theatre production of Aida back in 2012.  Zakiya will be joined by Andrew Samonsky as Radames,…

Teal Wicks & friends sing Harold Arlen

April 17, 2015

From the Harlem’s Cotton Club to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Harold Arlen’s natural ease for jazz and blues gave him a distinct voice in the Great American Songbook. Inspired by their mutual love for the rich and textured strain of an Arlen tune, Broadway leading lady Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde) and music director Steven Jamail offer…

One hundred Mufti’s celebration at The York

April 17, 2015

Zakiya has such a love for The York Theatre Company that she jumped at the chance to celebrate their hundredth Mufti production.  Zakiya first performed in a Mufti at The York last year when she starred in “Tenderloin” with Max Von Essen and Katie Rose Clarke.  The cast for this celebration was absolutely incredible –…

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