Testimonials and Awards
Sissy Spacek Endorses Irene Ziegler
As Sr. Aloysius, Irene Ziegler gives a Master Class in acting.
Gently and superbly underplayed by Irene Ziegler, Kimberly doesn't look like an adolescent, but everything about her posture and her language reads "teenager."
Playing a forgetful, splay-footed lady well past her own age, Irene Ziegler inhabits this character with such stunning skill and deep detail that you could enjoy her for hours.
Working with Irene on CURIOUS INCIDENT was a dream...I honestly didn't have to lift a finger.
In show after show, her talent and intelligence have lit up the stage, bringing to vibrant life heroines and villains and women of every stripe. She is irreplaceable.
Bruce C. Miller
She's one of the finest actresses with whom I've worked. She's a chameleon.
Anna Senechal Johnson
Ziegler commands the stage as the icy matriarch...
Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts, Category of Words.
Henry Hoynes Fellow in Fiction, University of Virginia
Mary Roberts Rinehart Award in Drama for Rules of the Lake
Recipient, Fellowship in Fiction from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
Community Writers’ Association Short Story Award, 1st Place Winner
Redbook Magazine Fiction Award
Nit and Wit Magazine Fiction Award
Irene Leache Memorial Foundation Award for Fiction
Hemingway Days Festival Short Story Award, Key West, FL
Connecticut Writer Fifth Annual Writing Award
Whiskey Island Fiction Award
Hemingway Days Festival Short Story Award
William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, New Orleans, Finalist
Women in the Arts Award, Richmond, VA
Winner, Best Actress in a play for "Doubt."
Winner: Best New Play for "Full Plate Collection."
Nominated: Best Actress in a play for "Kimberly Akimbo" and "4000 Miles."