I am not old…she said
I am rare. I am the standing ovation at the end of the play. I am the retrospective of my life as art. I am the hours connected like dots into good sense. I am the fulness of existing. You think I am waiting to die…but I am waiting to be found. I am a treasure. I am a map. And these wrinkles are imprints of my journey.  Ask me anything. –Samantha Reynolds

Ida Zecco (actor/singer/comedian/director/producer/coach/educator) is a retired member of both Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. A native Rhode Islander, Ida earned her Bachelors of Music in voice at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria, and completed a Masters in Music Therapy at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria. She later acquired a Masters in Fine Arts in acting and directing at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), London, England. She studied at the Actor’s Studio, NYU and with Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City, New York.

Over the last 30 years, Ida has been appearing in several, one-woman performances in theaters across the U.S., that she has written and created, accompanied by her Musical Director, Jim Rice. Her performances combine music, theater and stand-up comedy. Her unique storytelling offers down-home humor with heart-felt narrative. Her last two productions, “Estro-Gin & Tonic” and “Thanks for the Mammaries” have been performed to sold-out audiences across North America.

Ida is a recipient of Best Female Vocalist Award by Independence Reviewers of New England (IRNE)

She has an extensive list of regional theater roles in and round New England. To Boston audiences she is most known for her roles as Barbara DeMarcoMrs. Shubert or as Sgt. Mikey Thomas in Shear Madness, at the Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA.

Ms. Zecco’s first , successful CD, “A Song for Christmas” was followed by a second CD release, “Better to Have Loved.” which received international acclaim from Cadence Magazine, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, InTune Magazine International and New England Entertainment Digest (NEED).

Ida is the producer of a monthly Cabaret Series at The Arctic Playhouse (TAP), West Warwick, RI, in The Cabaret Club along with Jim Rice as the house Music Director/Accompanist. This series is proud to have sold out crowds every month with national and international recording arts from across the country and Europe. You may have also seen Ida in (TAP) production of “Lost in Yonkers” in the role of Grandma Kurnitz and as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett in “Noises Off.”  She also directed the much-acclaimed TAP production of “Steel Magnolias” and “Miracle on 34th Street:  A Radio Musical Play.”  Ida is a member of the Board of Directors at TAP.

Ms. Zecco has entertained at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Carnegie Hall • Alice Tully Hall • Town Hall • The Duplex • Danny’s Skylight Room • Mechanics Hall • Jordan Hall • Regattabar • Sculler’s Jazz Bar • The Park Plaza • Foxwoods Grand Stage • Nola Social House • House of Jazz Laval •Rothschild 12

Music Festivals: Paris • Rome • Kyev • Milan at La Scala • Spoleto • Prague • Warsaw • Tokyo • Salzburg • Berlin • Cologne • Brussels • Barcelona • Copenhagen • Helsinki • Stockholm • Beijing • Vienna • Macau • The City of Victoria • Singapore • Toronto • Montreal • Vancouver • Dubai • Tel Aviv