Zach Olsen has served the ETSU Department of Theatre and Dance since 2016 as the Technical Director and as an Adjunct Professor. Together with Beth Skinner, he team teaches Introduction to Theatre Production, Advanced Theatre Production, and Theatre Lab.
Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, he received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL in 2015 in Theatre Arts – Design and Technology with emphasis as a Technical Director. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI in 2012 in Theatre and Entertainment Technology with an emphasis in Design and Electrical Technology.
Outside of ETSU, he has production credits at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival, the Fox Valley Repertory Theatre, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. He also has significant experience as a Rigger doing Arena, Theatrical, and Performer Rigging.