Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born underground and raised in New York City. His plays include The Profane (Playwrights Horizons), Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Want (Steppenwolf First Look), Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and Reborning (The Public/SPF). His work has also been produced and developed across the country, including at The Atlantic Theater Co., Manhattan Theatre Club, The Orchard Project...
Zayd Dohrn was born underground and raised in New York City. His plays include The Profane (Playwrights Horizons), Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Want (Steppenwolf First Look), Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and Reborning (The Public/SPF). His work has also been produced and developed across the country, including at The Atlantic Theater Co., Manhattan Theatre Club, The Orchard Project, South Coast Rep, Ars Nova, The Lark, Kitchen Dog, Theatre for One, Stella Adler Studio, New Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights’, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Royal Court Theatre of London. He attended Brown University, received his MFA from NYU, and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard, where he twice received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University.

Plays

  • Muckrakers
    A young female activist brings an older man - a famous political hacker/journalist - home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each other's secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world.
  • Outside People
    In modern day Beijing, a young American guy falls for a Chinese girl and then struggles to understand where she's coming from. A play about language, culture shock, and trying to make connections across borders.
  • Long Way Go Down
    A young Mexican couple is trapped at a way station when they can't pay off their debts to the American coyotes who smuggled them across the border.
  • Reborning
    Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable when a sculptor of realistic baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate her past. This dark comedy takes an unsettling look at motherhood, latex, and the power of creation.
  • Sick
    A college professor brings a student home to meet his dysfunctional family - a home so obsessed with cleanliness that the real dirt lurks around every corner and behind every sentence. Toying with the phobias of the modern age, this dark comic drama plays upon our fears, both real and imagined.