Zak Berkman

Zak is the Producing Director at People’s Light. His plays include The Harassment of Iris Malloy, Beauty on the Vine, A Breath Short of Breathing, A Splendid Isolation, Pieces of the Throne (co-author) as well as numerous short works. Beauty on the Vine was produced Off-Broadway by Epic Theatre Ensemble featuring Olivia Wilde and David Strathairn. The play was subsequently produced in Chicago, published by Dramatist Play Service, and optioned by Dirty Rice Pictures to be turned into a film. The Harassment of Iris Malloy received its World Premiere at People’s Light and was later produced at Detroit Public Theatre in Spring 2017. It previously was a finalist for the Smith Prize. Zak has written for television and film, and his high school rock band was named Broken English.