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David Zak

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Chicago (Regional), 2007]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2003]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Chicago, 2002]
Director






David Zak News

Pride Film Fest Announces Six Slates of International LGBTQ Films to Stream October Photo Pride Film Fest Announces Six Slates of International LGBTQ Films to Stream October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Pride Film Fest has announced its first schedule of LGBTQ-themed films since spinning off as a separate entity from PrideArts (previously Pride Films and Plays), where it began in 2012 as the in-person Queer Bits Film Fest.

Photos: Get a First Look at Open Space Arts' Inaugural Production of THE KRAMER PROJE Photo Photos: Get a First Look at Open Space Arts' Inaugural Production of THE KRAMER PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Open Space Arts is presenting their inaugural production of THE KRAMER PROJECT directed and adapted by David Zak from Larry Kramer’s (THE NORMAL HEART) watershed speech “The Tragedy of Today’s Gays”. The production runs July 22 - July 31 at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted. Press Opening Friday, July 22 at 7PM.  Get a first look at photos here!

Open Space Arts to Present World Premiere of THE KRAMER PROJECT Photo Open Space Arts to Present World Premiere of THE KRAMER PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Open Space Arts announced its inaugural production of THE KRAMER PROJECT directed and adapted by David Zak from Larry Kramer’s (THE NORMAL HEART) watershed speech “The Tragedy of Today’s Gays”. The production runs July 22 - July 31 at Center.

Cast Announced for Live Online Reading Of THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE Photo Cast Announced for Live Online Reading Of THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2020

Jonathan Tolins' look at gay life in the 1990s - THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE a?" will be performed via Zoom by a cast of socially-distanced actors on the actual last Sunday of June 2020 a?" the day on which Chicago's Pride Parade was set to take place before its cancellation due to the city and state's COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting large gatherings. Michael Rashid, an ensemble member of Hell in a Handbag, will direct.

Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET To Kick Off 'Pride In Place' Online Reading Series Photo Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET To Kick Off 'Pride In Place' Online Reading Series
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2020

Pride Films and Plays today announced five more live online readings of LGBTQ-themed plays, following its enthusiastically received April 14th reading of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS.

Regional Spotlight: How Pride Films and Plays is Working Through The Global Health Cr Photo Regional Spotlight: How Pride Films and Plays is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2020

Today we shine a spotlight on Chicago's Pride Films and Plays with Executive Director David Zak.

Pride Films and Plays Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Pride Films and Plays Announces 2019-20 Season
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 28, 2019

Pride Films and Plays Executive Director David Zak today announced the remaining productions in the company's 2019-20 season a?" an eclectic mix of LGBTQIA+ themed plays and musicals that will include world, US, and Chicago premieres as well as revivals.

Review: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up Photo Review: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up
by Misha Davenport - Jun 29, 2019

AFTERGLOW Announces Additional Extension Photo AFTERGLOW Announces Additional Extension
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2019

Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of AFTERGLOW, S. Asher Gelman's long-running off-Broadway drama, has been extended a second time - this time for an additional eight weeks.

Pride Films and Plays Extends Chicago Premiere of AFTERGLOW to June 2 Photo Pride Films and Plays Extends Chicago Premiere of AFTERGLOW to June 2
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2019

The Chicago Premiere of AFTERGLOW, an off-Broadway hit from 2017 exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships, will be extended for an additional four weeks to meet demand.

David Zak Videos

VIDEO: Dani Shay Sings 'Bullet In a Gun' from New Musical About Transgender Soldiers, Videoplay
VIDEO: Dani Shay Sings 'Bullet In a Gun' from New Musical About Transgender Soldiers, THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER

by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. Watch Shay perform 'Bullet In a Gun' from the show below!