Testimonials and Awards

As Sr. Aloysius, Irene Ziegler gives a Master Class in acting.

Winner, Best Actress in a play for "Doubt."

John Porter

Community Idea Stations Review of "Doubt," Winner of Best Actress

Gently and superbly underplayed by Irene Ziegler, Kimberly doesn't look like an adolescent, but everything about her posture and her language reads "teenager."

Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo. Nominated for Best Actress.

Susan Haubenstock

Richmond Times Dispatch Review of "Kimberly Akimbo"

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.

Irene Ziegler in 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog Nominated for Best Actress in a Play

4000 Miles. Nominated for Best Actress.

Jerry Williams

Sifter Review of "4000 Miles"

Working with Irene on CURIOUS INCIDENT was a dream...I honestly didn't have to lift a finger.

Nathaniel Shaw

Artistic Director, VA Repertory Theatre

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

Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Virginia Repertory Theatre

She's one of the finest actresses with whom I've worked. She's a chameleon. 

Anna Senechal Johnson

Artistic Director, Cadence Theatre

Ziegler commands the stage as the icy matriarch...

Rick Griset

Style Magazine Review of "Other Desert Cities"

Writing Awards

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

Acting Awards

 The Artsies

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."