Artist Bio

Zayd Ayers Dohrn

Zayd Ayers Dohrn (Playwright). Goodman Theatre debut. Plays include The Profane (Playwrights Horizons), Outside People (The Vineyard/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and Sick (NNPN). Awards include: Horton Foote New American Play Prize, Jean Kennedy Smith Award, Sky Cooper Prize, Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Award, and Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. Zayd’s original podcast Mother Country Radicals (Crooked Media) recently won the award for “Best Audio Storytelling” at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Gold Medal for Best Narrative/Documentary at the New York Festivals Radio Awards; he is currently adapting it into a TV series at Universal, developing an original series for Peacock TV, and writing a feature film for Netflix. Zayd is a Professor at Northwestern and Director of the MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage. He is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.