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, The Stay True Theatre Company, Echo Theater Collective, The Prelude Festival, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival,...
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, The Stay True Theatre Company, 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, 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, and Fleas on the Dog and has been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington 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 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 Freedom Industry
    [Full-Length Play] In 2012, a group of libertarians established Galt's Gulch Chile, a boutique banana republic, just outside of Santiago; by 2015, they lost everything. Through Bitcoin, white slavery, and neocolonialism, "The Freedom Industry" considers what it means to adhere to your principles when those principles are utterly ridiculous.
  • Time to A Phantom
    [Ten-Minute Play] Kyle's apartment is haunted, so he calls his super.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Epicenter (excerpted from "The Sprinkler")
    [One-Minute Monologue] Lamar explains why he can't be himself around white people.