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zi alikhan

zi alikhan

director/educator

916.208.9494

zi.alikhan@gmail.com

represented by kevin lin and alex gold at CAA//kevin.lin@caa.com/alex.gold@caa.com

DIRECTOR

  • THE RAMAYAN//by manik choksi//currently in development at ars nova.
  • SOMETHING ROTTEN//by karey kirkpatrick, wayne kirkpatrcik, and john o'farrell//western michigan university, kalamazoo, mi, 2021 (upcoming).
  • THE FLICK//by annie baker//the juilliard school, new york, ny, 2020.
  • SANGRE MÍA//by andrew siañez-de la o//the playwrights realm (scratchpad), new york, ny, 2020.
  • RAGTIME//by lynn ahrens, stephen flaherty, and terrence mcnally//playmakers repertory company, chapel hill, nc, 2019.
  • RED SPEEDO//by lucas hnath//the juilliard school, new york, ny, 2019.
  • GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN//by bertolt brecht, adapted by tony kushner//nyu/atlantic theatre school, new york, ny, 2019. 
  • LES MISÉRABLES//by alain boublil, claude-michel schönberg, jean-marc natel, and herbert kretzmer//pace university, new york, ny, 2018.
  • BLOOD SPECIAL//by alex lubischer//playwrights horizons (guest curator series), new york, ny, 2018.
  • SHABASH!//various artists, hosted by danny pudi and parvesh cheena//lct3, new york, ny, 2018.
  • HOUSE OF JOY//by madhuri shekar//new york stage and film (winter series) and the juilliard school, new york, ny, 2017.
  • THE OTHER INSTINCT//by sam chanse//the lark (p week), new york, ny, 2017.
  • THE BODY POLITIC//by charles osborne and leo hurley//nymf, new york, ny, 2017.
  • TILDA SWINTON BETRAYED US//by a. rey pamatmat//keen company (keen teens), new york, ny, 2017.
  • SPRING AWAKENING//by steven sater and duncan sheik//sarah lawrence college, bronxville, ny, 2017. 
  • THE WILD PARTY//by andrew lippa//yale dramat, new haven, ct, 2016.
  • THE MAIDS//by jean genet//williamstown theatre festival, williamstown, ma, 2016.
  • WHERE HAVE YOU GONE//by jacob perkins//williamstown theatre festival, williamstown, ma, 2016.
  • FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL//by steph del rosso//soho rep lab, new york, ny, 2016.
  • STRANGER//by craig lucas//fordham university, bronx, ny, 2016.
  • BERNARDA ALBA//by michael john lachiusa//liu post, brookeville, ny, 2016.
  • FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT//by chiara atik//rutgers/mason gross, new brunswick, nj, 2015.
  • BARRIER ISLANDS//by lizzie vieh//the wild project, new york, ny, 2015.
  • SUMMER&SMOKE//by tennessee williams//access gallery, new york, ny, 2015
  • TO DAMASCUS//by august strindberg//the pearl theatre company (pyp), new york, ny, 2014.
  • THE GRIND. OR, HOW WE BECAME POSTHUMAN//adapted from 'la ronde' by arthur schnitzler//hangar theatre, ithaca, ny, 2014.
  • YO, VIKINGS!//by sam willmott and marcus stevens//hangar theatre, ithaca, ny, 2014.
  • N/F//by keelay gipson//here arts center, new york, ny, 2013. 
  • THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE//by elizabeth meriwether//14th street y, new york, ny, 2013.
  • GROSS INDECENCY//by moisès kaufman//june havoc theatre, new york, ny, 2013.
  • THE CRADLE WILL ROCK//by marc blitzstein//atlas theatre, new york, ny, 2010. 
  • COMPANY//by stephen sondheim and george furth//tisch school of the arts, new york, ny, 2009.

RESIDENT/

ASSOCIATE/

ASSISTANT

  • HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL//by lin-manuel miranda//dir. thomas kail//philip tour, 2017-2019.
  • THE BAND'S VISIT//by david yazbeck and itamar moses//dir. david cromer//first national tour, 2019.
  • THE ROSE TATTOO//by tennessee williams//dir. trip cullman//williamstown theatre festival, williamstown, ma, 2016//american airlines theatre, new york, ny, 2019.
  • SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION//by john guare//dir. trip cullman//ethel barrymore theatre, new york, ny, 2017.
  • RIPCORD//by david lindsay-abaire//dir. david hyde pierce//manhattan theatre club, new york, ny, 2015.
  • HUZZAH!//by nell benjamin and laurence o'keefe//dir. marc bruni//williamstown theatre festival (workshop), williamstown, ma, 2016.
  • UNCLE VANYA//by anton chekhov//dir. hal brooks//the pearl theatre company, new york, ny, 2014.
  • PETE THE CAT//by will aronson and sarah hammond//dir. dan knechtges//theatreworksusa, new york, ny, 2016.
  • UNDER MY SKIN//by robert sternin and prudence fraser//dir. marcia milgrom dodge//pasadena playhouse, pasadena, ca, 2012. 

FACULTY

  • PACE UNIVERSITY, BFA musical theatre program
  • GUEST TEACHING at nyu/tisch, the o'neill/national theatre institute, fordham, the new school, western michigan university

AFFILIATIONS 

drama league directors project alum (2014), ars nova makers lab (2020), soho rep writer/director lab (year 18), drama league artist in residence (2015), williamstown theatre festival directing assistant (2016), manhattan theatre club jonathan alper directing fellow (2015), sdcf observership (2012)

EDUCATION

BFA with honors in drama, new york university/tisch school of the arts

university of california, berkeley (studied sociology/theatre and performance studies)