Zoë Aiko Sonnenberg (she/her) is a writer, dramaturg, and educator. Born in Chicago into a family of psychologists, she deserted the family business and now channels her secondhand analytic training into character and story. Despite a self-proclaimed allergy to genre, her writing frequently engages with themes of time, medicine, and new media. As a dramaturg, Zoë is particularly interested in supporting writers for stage and screen through the process of developing new work.
Zoë earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University in 2018 and her M.Litt. in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Glasgow in 2021. Now based in Los Angeles, she has worked with numerous major production companies and performing arts organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and the Bay Area. She currently works as the writer's assistant to writer/actor/director B.J. Novak.
Zoë is a member of the writers' group Lab Twenty6. Running consistently since its founding in 2004, Lab Twenty6 boasts Emmy-winning and nominated writers among its alumni. Zoë is also a board member of Stanford in Entertainment, an organization supporting the work of alumni artists in film, television, theater, music, visual arts, and new media. She is also a singer, and has toured with choral ensembles in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the American South, Hawai'i, South Africa, and Italy.