ZAN SKOLNICK is a prize-winning playwright, recently retired from a career in advertising/marketing/video producing to focus on theatrical opportunities. Stylistically he looks for humor in serious situations and likes to push the theatrical envelope in a variety of sometimes fused genres. Local productions of Skolnick's comedies AND PUPPY DOGS' TAILS set box office records in two separate Playwrights Center productions. GOD HELP THE RABBI did the same in three separate Chicago area productions. DOWN FROM THE HILL, a reverie about a man mourning himself after a heart attack, won plaudits from the Office for Advanced Drama Research at the U. of Minnesota. A PRIVATE AUDIENCE won 1st prize in the 2008 play- and screen writing competition of the Oxford International Institute for Documentation and Drama; AUDIENCE relates the diplomatic struggles behind the Vatican’s recognition of the State of Israel and Pope John Paul II’s visit to Jerusalem. Other awards include a Fellowship to the University of Wisconsin’s Midwest Playwrights Lab for BASEMENT, a drama marking the initial fragmentation of America’s middle class; finalist honors for UBU-JARRY, an epic about the world’s first absurdist playwright, and dozens of national awards for documentary videos for local and national philanthropies.
Tzigane, Comedy, 2M, 1W, minimal set.
Another Menagerie, Drama, 3W, 1M, unit set.
Adoration of Vladimir, Drama, 7M, 2W, with doubling. Minimal set.