Artist Bio

Martin Yousif Zebari

(Bio as of February 2023)

Martin Yousif Zebari, he/they (Playwright) is an Iraqi-born, Assyrian-American actor and playwright based in Los Angeles. Their play Layalina received two workshops and staged readings as part of Goodman Theatre’s Future Labs and National Queer Theatre’s Criminal Queerness Festival, and most recently received a workshop production in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival. As an actor, their credits include Yasmina’s Necklace and The Winter’s Tale (Goodman Theatre); Drowning in Cairo (Golden Thread Productions); For the Right Reasons (Atlantic Theatre Company); Mosque4Mosque (National Queer Theatre); Guards at the Taj (Steppenwolf Theatre); Mary Stuart (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Hard Problem (Court Theatre); Human Terrain (Broken Nose Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Macbeth, Comedy of ErrorsFailure: A Love Story and The Magical Mind of Billy Shakespeare (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). They have appeared on NBC’s Chicago Med. They hold a BFA in Acting from the Arts University of Bournemouth, England and are represented by Stewart Talent Chicago.