Zachariah Ezer

Zachariah Ezer

Zachariah Ezer is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. Selected plays include The Sprinkler, Blaxploitation, Time to A Phantom, and Black Prometheus. His work has been produced or developed by The National Black Theatre, The Tank, American Lore Theater, The Lark, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, BUFU, The Workshop...
Zachariah Ezer is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work animates theoretical quandaries through dramaturgical forms. Selected plays include The Sprinkler, Blaxploitation, Time to A Phantom, and Black Prometheus. His work has been produced or developed by The National Black Theatre, The Tank, American Lore Theater, The Lark, The Fade to Black Play Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, BUFU, The Workshop Theater, Southern California Queer Theater Collective, Ruthless Nightingale, The Woodside Players of Queens, Merde, The Secret Theatre, and Wesleyan University. Awards: 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 an Honors graduate of Wesleyan University and a member of The Tank’s LIT Council & The Dramatists Guild.

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.
  • Blaxploitation
    At a midnight movie screening, director Roxie Spectacular exhibits their cult classic, "A Time to Die," in which a martial arts master and a genie try to use time travel to prevent slavery and stop a zombie apocalypse before a special agent from the future can stop them.
  • 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.