Zo Vallejo-Bryant ~ Restorative Justice & Theatre

Zo Vallejo-Bryant

Restorative Justice & Theatre

Zo began his theatre work in Florence, Italy, where he studied Commedia dell’ arte for Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida, and obtained his MA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University.

From 2006-2010, Zo was the Theatre Director for the Summer Youth College at Palm Beach State in South Florida. During his undergraduate studies, Zo worked under James Phillips, an award winning British playwright, and Alan Lane, the Artistic Director of the Slung Low Theatre Company based out of London. Other notable works include numerous performances for Florida Stage, listed by the Wall Street Journal as producing "one of the five most memorable new plays of the year” (2010), as well as performing in Serenade/The Proposition, directed by Tony awarding winning choreographer, Bill T. Jones.

Zo recently partnered with ALBA, an alternative behavioral high school in North Park, San Diego, directing several of their students in a teen play about school violence; several scenes were then showcased at San Diego State University.

What Makes Zo Passionate or Interesting?

I LOVE video games. So much so, that while working at Palm Beach State College, I convinced them to allow me to teach an economics course over the summer for teens which used the computer game, Sim City 4, as a guiding template. I'm proud to say, it was the most popular summer youth college course for four years in a row.

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"We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us."
- Andrew Ryan