Zachariah Ezer

Zachariah Ezer

Zachariah Ezer is a playwright and dramaturg who animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. His work has been developed and/or produced by The Lark, The Tank, The National Black Theatre, American Lore Theater, The Workshop Theater, The Secret Theatre, Echo Theater Collective, The Prelude Festival, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, The New Cosmopolitans, The...
Zachariah Ezer is a playwright and dramaturg who animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. His work has been developed and/or produced by The Lark, The Tank, The National Black Theatre, American Lore Theater, The Workshop Theater, The Secret Theatre, Echo Theater Collective, The Prelude Festival, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, The New Cosmopolitans, The Starfruit Project, BUFU, Charging Moose Media, Fleas on the Dog, Ruthless Nightingale, Merde, The Woodside Players of Queens, and Wesleyan University; it has been performed in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, and online. Awards: The University of Texas' Michener Fellowship, Town Stages' 2020 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship, Best Play at The Woodside Players of Queens 2019 Summer Play Festival, BUFU's 2018 EYEDREAM Residency, and Wesleyan University's 2015 Olin Fellowship. Zachariah is a member of The Tank’s LIT Council, The Dramatists Guild, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. MFA: The University of Texas at Austin (Class of 2023). BA: Wesleyan University.

Zachariah is also the Dramaturg-In-Residence at the Workshop Theater, an essayist (published by Gizmodo/io9, HuffPost, Bubbleblabber, & elsewhere), and a performer in alternative rock band Harper's Landing.

Plays

  • The Sprinkler
    Lamar hasn't been home in days; Alex can't stop getting into fights by the reservoir, and Kate is seeing an unlicensed Christian therapist. The trio only has a few months of high school left before they go to college Up North, but if their conservative, suburban town doesn’t destroy their futures, the games of control they play with each other just might.
  • Speedrun
    In a fantasy kingdom with some familiar problems, a princess and her captor's magical lackey dream of social change, the overthrow of the local crime boss, and rescue from an overall-clad hero.
  • Blaxploitation
    At a midnight movie screening, director Roxie Spectacular exhibits their cult classic, "A Time to Die." In the film, a martial arts master and a genie try to go back in time to prevent both slavery and a zombie apocalypse, all before they're thwarted by an operative from the end of history.
  • Time to A Phantom
    Kyle's apartment is haunted, so he calls his super.
  • Black Prometheus
    Stuck in a negative experience machine, a pair of Black test subjects do everything they can to theorize a way out of being killed over and over again.