Zayd Dohrn was born underground and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Want (Steppenwolf First Look),
Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and Reborning (The Public/SPF).
His work has been produced and developed across the country, including at Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic Theatre Co, The Orchard Project, South Coast Rep, Ars Nova, Manhattan Theatre Club,
Barrington Stage, Southern Rep, Theatre for One, Boston Playwrights’, New York Theatre Workshop, SF Playhouse, Stella Adler Studio, Kitchen Dog Theater, and the Royal Court Theatre of London.
He won Theatre Masters' Visionary Playwright Award, the Sky Cooper American Playwriting Prize, the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Award, and the Dallas Critic's Award and IRNE Award for Best New Play.
He has written screenplays for The American Film Company,
Bedlam Productions, and Vox3 Films, and developed a drama series at HBO.
He earned his
MFA from NYU and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard, where he twice received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He currently teaches in the MFA program in Writing for the Stage and Screen at Northwestern University.