Agent: Eva Robinson
Zak is a half-Iranian/half-Welsh writer, lyricist and actor. Growing up in Barry, South Wales, Zak was fortunate to receive a bursary to study with the Young Actors' Studio at the Royal Welsh College and subsequently went on to train as a singer with the Welsh National Youth Opera. At university, he wrote and toured the UK and US on the Cambridge Footlights’ International Show.
Zak co-wrote and performed the comedy musical HOT GAY TIME MACHINE alongside Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, writers of the musical SIX. The show originally debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe, where they won both the Eddies Award and the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. They subsequently won the LGBTQ+ Award at the Brighton Fringe 2018. The show then enjoyed sold-out runs in the West End (Trafalgar Studios), a residency at The Other Palace, and is booked to have runs at Soho Theatre and Joe’s Pub (NYC) when theatre returns. They are currently developing a TV concept from the stage show. Collectively, they have also written comedy songs for COURTNEY ACT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA on Channel 4 and her most recent world theatre tour/concept album FLUID.
Zak starred in the BBC 1 Wales comedy show AGE OF OUTRAGE in 2020, which he also wrote sketches for with his screenwriting partner, Kate Reid. Together, they are currently developing numerous projects for television.