Ziad did an MA in Text and Performance Studies at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and King’s college in London, and his PhD in Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway. His thesis was on “Mistakes, and Making Mistakes in Cultural Representations “. He taught Performance Theory, System of Rehearsals and Mask techniques at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus/ Syria.
Ziad has acted in several plays, movies and directed theatre. He was the artistic director of Invisible Stories, a series of street theatre events that took place in different places in Damascus.
Currently Ziad lives in Germany and directs theatre. He runs several workshops with refugees and young artists. He is currently affiliated with the Global Theatre Histories Research Project at LMU Munich. Ziad is a partner at Tanween Theatre and Dance Company.