The Playwright

David Ramón Zayas

David Ramón Zayas (he/him) is a playwright, director, and actor in central Pennsylvania. David is originally from metro Detroit, where he began his professional theatre work. Playwriting credits include I Don't Speak Spanish, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (a play with music), BEOWULF, Southern Gothic, as well as multiple “Choose Your Own Plays,” which feature an original, interactive game-like system of audience voting and limited lives. CYOP titles include Curse of the Werewolf, Hijacked!, and Space Vampire. He has also written vocal music for productions of Richard III, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White, and Down All The Days. He has taught theatre to hundreds of students and was a founding member of the Stage Door Series Ensemble (2010 - 2022) with Gamut Theatre Group in Harrisburg, PA, where he lives with his husband and their pets. Outside of the theatre, he works as an advocate for victims of crime including domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse; a calling that informs his writing.

He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Latinx Playwrights Circle, Latino Hispanic Professionals Association, and National Association for Latino Arts and Culture.