Patrick Zakem is a director, producer, and presenter of performance across form. As a director, Patrick has worked with companies including Steppenwolf Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, and PICT Theater. As an associate, assistant and observing director he has learned from artists including Sam Gold, Erika Schmidt and Cameron Knight. He is an artistic producer at Steppenwolf, where he also produces the LookOut Series, which presents hundreds of performances each year from Chicago artists. His producing and presenting work includes productions at Steppenwolf, as well as Ars Nova, Future Tenant and bubble:PGH. BFA Carnegie Mellon.