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zi alikhan

zi alikhan



represented by kevin lin and alex gold at CAA//


  • YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE END OF THE WORLD!//by keiko green//national playwrights conference/eugene o'neill theatre center, waterford, ct, 2024 (UPCOMING).
  • HOUSE OF INDIA//by deepak kumar//bay street theatre (new works festival), sag harbor, ny, 2024.
  • YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE END OF THE WORLD!//by keiko green//pacific playwrights festival/south coast rep, costa mesa, ca, 2024.
  • THE BAND'S VISIT//by david yazbek and itamar moses//writers theatre, glencoe, il//theatresquared, fayetteville, ar, 2023/2024 (US regional premiere).
  • EMERSON LOSES HER 'MIAND'//by laura winters//the old globe/powers new voices festival, san diego, ca, 2024.
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ//by john kane, e.y. harburg, harold arlen, and herbert stothart//geva theatre center, rochester, ny, 2023.
  • RENT//by jonathan larson//paper mill playhouse, millburn, nj, 2023
  • THE DARK LADY//by sophie boyce and veronica mansour//national music theater conference/eugene o'neill theatre center, waterford, ct, 2023.
  • A NICE INDIAN BOY//by madhuri shekar//olney theatre center, olney, md, 2023
  • ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM//by clarence coo//primary stages, new york, ny, 2022  (drama desk award nomination-outstanding director, lucille lortel award nomination-outstanding director).
  • SANCTUARY CITY//by martyna majok//pasadena playhouse, pasadena, ca, 2022 ('BEST OF 2022', los angeles times).
  • SOMEWHERE//by matthew lópez//geva theatre center, rochester, ny, 2022. 
  • SNOW IN MIDSUMMER//by frances ya-chu cowhig//classic stage company, new york, ny, 2022.
  • THE GREAT LEAP//by lauren yee//portland center stage, portland, or, 2022 .
  • THE RAMAYAN//by manik choksi//currently in development at ars nova.
  • EDGE OF THE WORLD//by nick blaemire and ethan slater//currently in development at artists repertory theatre.
  • PIPPIN//by stephen schwartz and roger o. hirson//uarts, philadelphia, pa 2021.
  • CENTRAL AIR//by adam north//roundabout theatre company@columbia series, new york, ny 2021.
  • THE BLAZING WORLD//by sean eads and brandy hoang collier//polyphone fesitval/uarts, philadelphia, pa, 2021.
  • ABCD//by may treauhaft-ali//the playwrights realm/ink'd festival, new york, ny, 2020/2021.
  • LADY APSARA//by naveen bahar choudhury and kamala sankaram//filmed for prospect theatre company, new york, ny, 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.




  • HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL//by lin-manuel miranda//dir. thomas kail//philip tour, 2017-2019.
  • THE BAND'S VISIT//by david yazbek 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. 


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


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)


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

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