José Zayas

Jose Zayas director

THIS SEASON: Director of Macbeth and The Importance of Being Earnest

José Zayas has directed over 100 productions in New York, regionally and internationally.

Recent credits include: The Queen of Basel (Studio Theatre), Exquisita Agonia (Repertorio Espanol), The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (BAM, Mass MoCa, US and European Tour), A Nonesuch Celebration (BAM), Washed up on the Potomac (San Francisco Playhouse/Flea Theater), Undocumented (Joe’s Pub), La Valentia (Gala Theater), Ms Holmes and Ms Watson Apt 2B (KC Rep).

He has premiered works by Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Caridad Svich, Robert Askins, Thomas Bradshaw, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Taylor Mac, Susan Kim, Andrea Thome, Lynn Rosen, Saviana Stanescu, Carlos Murillo, Rob Urbinati, Kristina Poe, Catherine Filloux, James Carter, Matt Barbot, and Jordi Galceran.

José is a Drama League Fellow as well as associated with Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, SoHo Rep Writers/Director’s Lab, NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, Ensemble Studio Theatre member, Resident Director Repertorio Español 2009-2019, Lortel Nominating Committee, Two River Theater Crossing Borders Festival Curator. BA: Harvard University. MFA: Carnegie Mellon