KAISER ZAKI AHMED has been a proud member of the Artistic Home since 2005 when he started off as a directing intern. For The Home, he has directed The House of Yes, and the Cut-to-the-Chase one-acts Two Men on a Train Platform, Last Days of Communism and Memories from Dreamland; he's also directed the staged readings of The Iroquois and A Christmas Memory . He has Assistant Directed past productions of Sweet Bird of Youth, The Skin of Our Teeth, Days to Come, Look Homeward, Angel, and Juno & the Paycock. As an actor Kaiser has completed the Meisner program at the Artistic Home and was seen onstage in Modigliani. He has also had countless stints into Sound, Set and Lighting Designing, Stage Managing, Dramaturgy; Kaiser attempts to wear every hat theatre-making has to offer but mostly has the heart of an actor and the everything-else of a director. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Michigan, Kaiser came to Chicago in 2004 to study and join the Chicago theatre community. In 2008, he graduated with a B.A in Theatre Directing from Columbia College Chicago. He was the Founding Artistic Director of the Jackalope Theatre Co., to which he is now the Associate Artistic Director. For Jackalope, he has directed Slaughter City, The Last Exodus of American Men, and Troubleshoot. He will be directing Jackalope's fall 2012 production. More information can be found at www.jackalopetheatre.org.