Zak Berkman


Zak is the Producing Director at People’s Light. He was a co-creator of Such Things As Vampires, which received the Barrymore for his and Jessie Fisher’s original music. His play, Beauty on the Vine, was produced Off-Broadway by Epic Theatre Ensemble featuring Olivia Wilde and David Strathairn. It was subsequently produced in Chicago, published by Dramatist Play Service, and optioned by Dirty Rice Pictures to be turned into a film. Zak’s The Harassment of Iris Malloy was a Smith Prize Finalist, received its World Premiere at People’s Light, and was later produced at Detroit Public Theatre. Zak was one of the writers for the People’s Light Digital Series America 2am. He has written for television and film, including the daytime drama Days of Our Lives.