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 New York Stage and Film, The Lark, The Tank, The National Black Theatre, Fault Line Theatre, American Lore Theater, The Workshop Theater, The Secret Theatre, The Echo Theater Company, The Echo Theater Collective, The Prelude Festival, The Fade to Black Play...
Zachariah Ezer is a playwright and dramaturg who animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. His work has been developed and/or produced by New York Stage and Film, The Lark, The Tank, The National Black Theatre, Fault Line Theatre, American Lore Theater, The Workshop Theater, The Secret Theatre, The Echo Theater Company, The Echo Theater Collective, The Prelude Festival, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, The New Cosmopolitans, The Rude Mechanicals, The Starfruit Project, BUFU, Charging Moose Media, Dragon Productions Theatre Company, Ruthless Nightingale, Merde, The Woodside Players of Queens, The University of Texas at Austin, and Wesleyan University. It has been published by Smith & Kraus, New World Theatre, some scripts literary magazine, and Fleas on the Dog and has been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington (state and DC), Houston, Austin, and online. Awards: The University of Texas' James A. 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, The Playwrights' Center, ScriptWorks, and Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas. MFA: The University of Texas at Austin (Class of 2023). BA: Wesleyan University.

Zachariah is also the Dramaturg-In-Residence of the Workshop Theater, an essayist (published by Gizmodo/io9, HuffPost, The University of Texas' E3W, & Bubbleblabber), and a performer in alternative rock band Harper's Landing.

Plays

  • The Freedom Industry
    [Full-Length Play] In 2012, when a group of libertarians from the Global North founds Galt’s Gulch Chile, a boutique banana republic, outside of Santiago, they find colonialism isn’t nearly as easy as it used to be. (based on actual events)
  • The Sprinkler
    [Full-Length Play] 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.
  • The Stones of Life
    [Full-Length Play] When public defender Arthur Washington is assigned another Māhū sex worker case, he's hardly surprised. As the only not white, not straight in his office, he's used to taking work no one else is interested in, but when he meets Pauahi Kukui, a non-binary witch-in-training, he's forced to confront his opinions on gender, race, and justice.
  • Blaxploitation
    [One-Act Play] 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.
  • Black Prometheus
    [One-Act Play] 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.
  • Time to A Phantom
    [Ten-Minute Play] Kyle's apartment is haunted, so he calls his super.
  • Speedrun
    [Ten-Minute Play] 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.
  • Crossover
    [Ten-Minute Play] Deep in the Caucasus Mountains, there is said to be a path that turns whoever walks it white. Jo is the latest to make the journey, but the trials along the way--not to mention her cryptic guide--may be more than she bargained for.
  • Taking Stonk
    [Five-Minute Monologue] A leftist millenial argues with his father about the stock market, liberal politics, and GameStop.
  • Vigilante
    [Five-Minute Monologue] A former superhero makes his case to the parole board.
  • Epicenter (excerpted from "The Sprinkler")
    [One-Minute Monologue] Lamar explains why he can't be himself around white people.