CV

Zachariah Ezer

Artist/Journalist/Administrator
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachariah-ezer-273151a4

Artist

Black Prometheus: A Tragedy in Five Centuries, New York, NY        August 2018-Present
Playwright

  • Selected for Ruthless Nightingale’s Nightingale Songs Festival in January of 2019
  • Staged Reading at 2AC Gallery in September of 2018
  • Participated in BUFU’s EYEDREAM Residency in August of 2018
  • Companion Piece shown at Abrons Art Center in October of 2018

Aporia! A Tale of Rhetoric and Philosophy, Middletown, CT          March 2015-April 2017
Lyricist, Librettist, Dramaturg, and Rap Coach

  • Produced Wesleyan’s Malcolm X House, April 14-16, 2017. (50 Seats)
  • First Draft Funded by the Olin Fellowship
  • Staged Reading in Wesleyan’s Alpha Delta Phi House in December 2016 (35 Seats)
  • Originated under the tutelage of Quiara Hudes

Watching Football, Middletown, CT                                                     January 2015-April 2015
Playwright and Director

  • Premiered April 22, 2015, in the Center for the Arts Theater at Wesleyan University
  • Originated under the tutelage of Quiara Hudes

Journalist

BubbleblabberNew York, NY                                                                          June 2018-Present
Critic/Editorialist

  • Wrote breaking news, interviews, and features on all areas of animation
  • Self-edited over fifty pieces, met multiple weekly deadlines, and navigated immense external pushback on stories

Gizmodo/io9New York, NY                                                                                June-August 2017
Intern

  • Wrote breaking news, interviews, and features on topics including consumer electronics, TV, books, movies, and comics
  • Managed essential website functions and homepage using the Chartbeat stats tracking software and the Kinja CMS platform
  • Lead investigative research efforts across both websites

HuffPostMiddletown, CT                                                                            April 2014- May 2017
Contributor

  • Wrote breaking news, interviews, and features on topics including film, race, theatre, gender, music, economics and inter-generational relations

Administrator

Ars Nova, New York, NY                                                           September 2018-December 2018
General Management Emerging Leader

  • Assisted the General Manager and Business Manager with day-to-day operations, including drafting union contracts, preparing and reconciling box office settlements, and compiling royalty reports
  • Managed credit card bookkeeping for accounts payable and accounts receivable and tracked incoming and outgoing cash-flow organization-wide
  • Assisted with producing of developmental work

PS122/Performance Space: New York, New York, NY        September 2017-February 2018
Producing Intern

  • Prepared Letters of Agreement and Artist Visa Applications for performers and designers
  • Managed logistics of moving into a new venue (offices and theater), including tracking transitional expenses and updating filing system
  • Served as box office manager and usher during performances

W.A.T.C.H., Middletown, CT                                                                   January 2015-May 2017
Founder and President

  • Originated the Wesleyan Alternative Theater Collective, Hermeneutics, a theater company for dynamic and interesting shows unable to be produced elsewhere
  • Created the Wesleyan Exquisite Corpse Project, a cooperative writing endeavor that produces one feature script each semester
  • Produced two straight plays and a full-length musical

WESU, Middletown, CT                                                                            January 2014- June 2016
Music Director, Librarian and DJ

  • Served on the station’s Board of Directors and managed the relationship between WESU and music conglomerates that supplied the station with new music
  • Managed a multiple thousand dollar budget for new music
  • Oversaw the organization of a collection of music containing over ten thousand CDs and records

Education

Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts, Middletown, CT                                            May 2017
Major: Philosophy; Minor: Film; Creative Writing Certificate
Honors in General Scholarship; Olin Fellow; GPA: 3.40/4.00

Prizes

EYEDREAM Residency, Brooklyn, NY                                          August 2018-September 2018

  • A $250 grant and weeklong residency awarded by BUFU to art and activism projects that exemplify the message “Solidarity is Possible, but not Inevitable.”
  • Used to rehearse for and conduct a staged reading of “Black Prometheus: A Tragedy in Five Centuries”

Olin Fellowship, Middletown, CT                                                          March 2015-August 2015

  • A $4,000 grant awarded to creative projects of merit at Wesleyan University
  • Used to move to New York City, temporarily, and write the first draft of Aporia! A Tale of Rhetoric and Philosophy

LIT Council Finalist, Letter of Marque Theater EST Finalist