Zi is a queer, first-generation South Asian-American, culturally Muslim theater director, educator, and leader. Recent honors: TCG Rising Leaders of Color, 2021. Upcoming directing: Snow in Midsummer at Classic Stage Company. Director (selected): Manik Choksi’s The Ramayan (currently in development at Ars Nova), Ragtime (Playmakers Repertory Company), The Flick and Red Speedo (Juilliard), House of Joy (New York Stage and Film), Shabash! (LCT3), Lady Apsara (filmed for Prospect Theatre Company), The Wild Party (Yale), and Les Misérables (Pace). Resident Director: Hamilton (National Tour). Associate/Assistant Director: The Band’s Visit (First National Tour), Six Degrees of Separation (Broadway), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown and Broadway), Ripcord (Manhattan Theatre Club). Alum: Drama League Directors Project, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Drama League Artist Residency Program, MTC Alper Directing Fellowship, Williamstown Directing Corps. Graduate: NYU/Tisch. Zi is currently the inaugural artistic directing fellow at Artists Repertory Theatre, where he serves as director of DNA: Oxygen, a new initiative dedicated to the development and production of new work generated by, led by, and featuring artists of color.
Recent Portland Center Stage Credits*
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