Valerie “Paige” Zubel
I am a performer and a writer. I have had plays staged both in Houston at the Alley and across countries, such as in Scotland at the Glasgay Festival. I established my own theatre company my junior year and together my peers and I have been collaborating to put up our own shows ever since. I am inspired by anything.
Campus and Community InvolvementI enjoy playing recreational baseball and softball (along with any other sport someone would like to play, so long as the realize I am more of a leisure player rather than an athletically inclined one). I intend to volunteer more at the Houston Food Bank for my brief experiences there were both inspirational and motivating.
Awards and Honors
In my junior year I received the Wellesley Book Award, a scholarship to fund my study of the arts during the summer, and a theatre award for ‘Best Ensemble’ for Eurydice. My senior year I was awarded best actress for the role Thyona in Big Love, as well as graduated with NHS cords.
While my schedule does not currently allow for language classes, I would like to study both French and Japanese. Studying abroad intrigues me because of the ability to embrace different cultures fully. I took part in a conservatory in Normandy, France my sophmore year of high school and loved the rural countryside, the people, the quaint towns, the beautiful language. I want to explore the world and all its people.
I intend to begin my own production company for the stage, acting, producing, and working various shows in a many places as possible along the way. After I receive my BFA from UH, I plan on furthering my education at a conservatory in either New York City or Chicago to receive the full spectrum of theatrical education.