Permanent Whole Life
Zayd Dohrn received his MFA from NYU and is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard. His plays have been produced and developed at Woolly Mammoth, The Alliance Theatre, South Coast Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, Kitchen Dog, Southern Rep, ATC, Boston Playwrights’, New Jersey Rep, Aurora Theatre, and Alchemy Theatre of Manhattan. He is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize, the NNPN Continued Life of New Plays Fund, the Sky Cooper Prize, the Jean Kennedy Smith Award, an IRNE for Best New Play, and residencies with Alchemy Theatre, Seven Devils, Chautauqua, and the Royal Court Theatre of London.
Kevin P. McAnarney (Press Representative for Permanent Whole Life) has a varied background in public relations, casting and management. Kevin has handled major concerts on Broadway; international dance attractions and special events at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY State Theater, Carnegie Hall and others including two Katharine Hepburn tributes as well as the first NYC Academy Awards benefit. He did national press for Cirque du Soleil for four years and helped to open Mystere, in Las Vegas; tours of the Bolshoi Ballet, Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble to only name a few. For six years, he represented the Drama Desk Awards. He was honored to be the B’way press rep for Love! Valour! Compassion! (the first show ever to win the 5 top New York Theatre Awards in one season including the Tony, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Obie Awards). KPM Associates (Grant Lindsey, associate) was the Broadway press agent for Dame Edna: The Royal Tour; Some other NYC clients include: A R Gurney’s Sylvia; Children’s Defense League; Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Alisa Alonzo); Theater Hall of Fame, Julio Bocca and Ballet Argentino, National Dance Week; Madrid’s Ballet Ullate; the musical john and jen; Moiseyev Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, Les Ballets Grandiva; and Moisés Kaufman and the award-winning hits Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project. They continue to represent Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Career Transitions for Dancers and others. Mr. McAnarney managed a 13-city tour of the musical Camelot starring Rock Hudson; Cape Cod Melody Tent and Beacon Theatre. He was also a union treasurer and box office manager. Kevin was a member of the organizing of Broadway Cares and helped write the mission statement; an organizing member of B’WAY (Better Wellness And You), the Wellness Committee for the theatre industry. He is serving his tenth term on the Board of Governors of ATPAM.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
“What Glengarry Glen Ross did for sleazy real-estate hawkers dueling for steakknives and blood, Dohrn does for his puryeors of Permanent Whole Life annuities they don’t plan to honor… a sharp little dagger of a comedy… deliciously amoral”
— Boston Phoenix
“A tight little amoral tale… delightfully devious … Permanent Whole Life is worth a visit”
“A finely wrought black comedy… exquisitely written… Field and Baltin make an utterly indelible comedy team.”
“Permanent Whole Life is modern noir. A glimpse into the insidious treacheries that men can concoct. Dohrn crafts strong dialogue [and] an engaging story.”
“A pungent work… compellingly cynical.”
— New York Post