David Riaz Zaman

For Frequency Theatre: PLAYWRIGHT

Professional Development: Commissions & Productions
Pale in the Shade of the Tide (Tamasha; Scratch at Rich Mix), The Burden of Light (Subculture & Adamantine Films Ltd), Kick the Breeze (B.A.C.; Royal Court Theatre; Theatr Clwyd), Shade (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Descent (Oval Kennington Theatre), Marina Llan Rey (Made in Wales Company, Cardiff), Means of Escape (Jermyn Theatre & actor), The Touchables (Central Studio, Basingstoke & actor), Steal a Kiss (National Theatre Studio), Short Blood (Chester Gateway Theatre), Step to Burn (Chester Gateway Theatre & actor, director)


Gatz (The Great Gatsby) (Chester Gateway Theatre & actor, director), The Pajama Game, The Beggar’s Opera, Julius Caesar (all Elgiva Theatre, Chesham & director), The Merchant of Venice (Open Air Theatre, Amersham)

Original Plays:

You Do Voodoo (G7 Studio, Amersham & director), Rocco’s Not in Brooklyn (G5 Studio, Chesham & director), The Splits (Central Studio, Basingstoke & director), Stars & Stripes (Underground Theatre, Eastbourne & director)


Yippee Ki Yay, Red Water Blue, Skinning Toto, A Lad Supreme, We Bleed, Mercy Grace, King Tat’s Tomb (a sitcom), Dog Man’s Folly (short film).

New Writing:

Courses & Education
Birmingham University-MA in Scriptwriting; David Edgar, Terry Johnson, Trevor Griffiths; a fellow student was Sarah Kane.
Liverpool University- BA (hons) in Drama & English.
Bucks New University- Lecturer in Scriptwriting, Critical Theory, etc.
Arts Council of G.B.- Script Reader; John Whiting & Meyer-Whitworth Awards.
National Theatre- Black and Asian Symposium; Bonnie Greer.
Ty-Newydd- Script Development; Willy Russell.

Currently Writing:

Bending Smashed (a Play), Luminosity of a Bleeding Star (a play), Walk the Ninth (Screenplay).Recently finished my first novel: Misty Kicks the Breeze.

Dog Man’s Folly

Written by David Riaz Zaman.

“As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”