Zach Olsen serves the ETSU Department of Theatre and Dance as the Technical Director and as an Adjunct Professor. He teaches courses in Stagecraft I & II as well as Theatre Laboratory.
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 BS 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 has also done work as an Arena Rigger for the Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL as well as the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL, and has worked as a Rigger for Sapsis Rigging, Inc. and as an Intern for Vertigo Flying Effects.