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Meet Playwright and Filmmaker
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Featured at NY Winterfest in 2019 
February 26; March 2, 3
Following the death of his wife by a distracted driver, a man takes the law into his own hands by killing rude phone users.
"This satirical look at our obsession with cell phones is done through a series of 22 vignettes that capture every senerio you can imagine. Each one of these could easily be taken out of context and thrown into an episode of 'Saturday Night Live.' They are that funny."
--Suzanna Bowling
Times Square Chronicles

Born and raised by immigrant parents in the South Bronx, Howard Zuckerman has spent the last 30 years on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where with his wife Marilyn he brought up their two daughters. He's written and co-produced 4 Off Off Broadway plays, one of which was nominated for best play at the 2019 New York Theater Festival Winterfest. He’s also written and produced four documentaries that were aired on various PBS stations. A retired attorney, he has co-authored a legal text on housing discrimination and has taught international trade law and customs law as a Foreign Expert in Wuhan, China. Fluent in Russian, Howard has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and a rudimentary knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek.

Professional Highlights:

1978-1980 HIAS--Interpreter and translator for Russians emigrating to America

1985 Taught international trade law and customs law in Wuhan, China.

1986-2000 practiced real estate law in an individual practice.

1993 Co-authored a legal text on housing discrimination


1975 Queens College CUNY BA Political Science

1977 Intensive Russian language program at Middlebury College

1978 Intensive Russian language program at Norwich University

1980 Intensive Chinese language program at UC Berkley

1981 Hunter College CUNY MA Russian Area Studies

1984 Touro Law School JD; chosen for Law Review; editor of law school newspaper;  in top ten percent of class


The Silencer

Following the death of his wife by a distracted driver, a man takes the law into his own hands by killing rude phone users.

A Cut Above

In this light musical comedy a man strives to become a mohel  (a person who performs the Jewish rite of circumcision)  despite the strong misgivings of family and friends.

Anything For My Daughter

A small town girl moves to New York and joins an elite soccer team, where she finds that class and privilege trump ability in this dark comedy.

Sign Of The Times

Dark mystery comedy examining Trump-era falsehoods. Featured at NY Summerfest 2018.

Political Animal

A series of six short, dark comedies that focus on repression and the distortion of truth as a means to political, social and economic ends.


A fanciful comedy about Homer’s quest for fame and fortune through his telling of the Greek epics.

The Wrath of Homer


Taking A Bite of The Big Apple

featuring actor Peter Stormare


What Scandinavian artists who moved to New York discovered in the Big Apple

Broadcast twice on PBS Station WNET/13;

shown at St. Mary's College of Maryland; The Finlandia Foundation 


 Richard Deeds II has become the president of a New York City co-op board and furthers his self-aggrandizement by creating a building sign that is both enormous and enormously expensive. From there, things go poorly for him and the building.

A new play by Howard Zuckerman

Directed by Kristen Calgaro

Stage Managed by Kaelin Fuld

Featuring: Margaret Catov*, Garry De Mattei*, Jay Aubrey Jones*, and Christina Liang*

*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Sign of the Times was staged in August 2018 at the Hudson Guild Theater

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