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Zayd Dohrn

ZAYD DOHRN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Kate Navin

Zayd Dohrn, the son of Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, 1960s radicals in the Weather Underground, was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (the Vineyard Theatre/Naked angels), Want (Steppenwolf First Look), Reborning (the Public/SPF), and Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival). His work has also been produced and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Theatre for One, MTC, Ars Nova, Kitchen Dog, South Coast Rep, Boston Playwrights', New York Theatre Workshop, the alliance, alchemy Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre of London, among others. He is currently writing screenplays for the American Film Company, Voltage Pictures, and Vox3 Films, and developing a Drama series at HBO. He earned 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 teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Cause I Know You Got Soul         Free         Haymarket         Long Way Go Down         Magic Forest Farm         Missed Connections         Muckrakers         Outside People         Permanent Whole Life         Reborning         Sex-ed         Shameless         Sick         Want



Cause I Know You Got Soul

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A young Afro-American couple who are lawyers discuss the film they have just seen

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Free

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A US Marine bemoans modern warfare

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Haymarket

Synopsis:
Based on a true story about a terrorist bomb attack in Chicago in 1886

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Beckett Theater (Theater Row), NY     2005

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the alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan, Inc.

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Long Way Go Down

Synopsis:
a Mexican couple are held prisoner when they cannot pay the people smugglers

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Kitchen Dog Theatre, Dallas, Texas     28 May 2010

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Magic Forest Farm

Synopsis:
a young woman tries to piece together her past spent in a commune in the California woods

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Lieberman Theatre, San Francisco     2009

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Marin Theatre Company

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Missed Connections

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Part of A program of short plays And killer live music inspired by Ads for the ones that got Away. Featuring plays by Annie Baker, Bekah Brunstetter, Dylan Dawson, Kristoffer Diaz, Zayd Dohrn, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Steven Levenson, Matthew Lopez, Janine Nabers, And Samuel Brett Williams, All of the play titles Are taken directly from Actual Craigslist Missed Connections Ads.
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Ars Nova, NY     26 Jan 2010

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Muckrakers

Synopsis:
A young woman brings an older political journalist back to her apartment. Soon secrets both personal and political are being exposed

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Barrington Stage Company

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Outside People

Outside People
A dark, comic look at China/U.S. relations - economic, political, and sexual. 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 loneliness, culture-shock, language, and trying to make connections across borders.

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Vineyard theatre
108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003     10 Jan 2012

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Naked angels, New York

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Genre:
Black comedy

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Permanent Whole Life

Synopsis:
a life insurance investigator seduces a young widow fresh from the funeral home. Florida is no place for the living in this savage comedy about sex, death, and the relationships that outlast us

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Venue 16: Classic Stage Company

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alchemy Theatre Company

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Comedy Drama, 90 min Comedy

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Reborning

Reborning
Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable when a sculptor of baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate the past. This dark comedy takes an unsettling look at work, latex, and the power of creation.

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Reborning was first produced in a workshop production, directed by Kip Fagan, in the 2009 Summer Play Festival at the Public theater in New York City

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Sf Playhouse In San Francisco, California     2011

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Sex-ed

Synopsis:
the maths teacher and the condom

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Village Community School, New York     25 Sep 2008

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Shameless

Synopsis:
Two New York talent agents on the look out for something new

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Sick

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 post 9/11 phobias, this dark comedy plays upon our fears, both real and imagined.

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Kitchen Dog Theater In Dallas, Texas     2008

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Comedy 90 min

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Want

Synopsis:
A group of former sex addicts and junkies are meeting for a tough love session when a strange young woman turns up. Their abstinence is put to the test

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Steppenwolf, Chicago    

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