Zayd Dohrn: Playwright

Zayd Dohrn is a playwright, screenwriter, professor, and Director of the MFA in Writing for Screen + Stage at Northwestern University. 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). He is the recipient of the Horton Foote New American Play Prize, the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award, the Sky Cooper American Playwriting Prize, and Theatre Master’s Visionary Playwrights Award, and is a two-time winner of Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He is currently writing films for Netflix and FilmNation and developing a television series for eOne. Zayd attended Brown University, received his MFA from NYU, and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard.

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