Zak Berkman

Zak has been at People’s Light since 2011. He has over twenty years of experience producing theatre and developing new plays. Zak was Associate to Broadway producer, Margo Lion, and the Founding Executive Director of Artistic Programming with the multiple award winning Epic Theatre Ensemble in New York City. Zak is a playwright, director, dramaturg, and former soap opera writer. His play Beauty on the Vine is published by Dramatist Play Service and was produced in New York starring Olivia Wilde. His play The Harassment of Iris Malloy premiered at People’s Light in June 2016 and opened at Detroit Public Theatre in May 2017. publishes Zak’s series about the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program at People’s Light as well as other essays. Zak is a member of the Writers Guild of America. He is married to Teri Lamm. They have two sons, Eliot and Theo.