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Dr. Zackary Ross is thrilled to join the faculty at EIU this year. Zack has a doctorate in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in Educational Theatre from New York University, and is an honors graduate of Lewis and Clark College’s theatre department in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to his experience as an educator, Zack is an active theatre artist. As a director, his most recent productions include Tennessee Williams' short play Adam and Eve on a Ferry, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, and Charles L. Mee's Orestes 2.0. As and actor, he has appeared most recently in Wait Until Dark, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by the Neo-Futurists, The Actor’s Nightmare, and The Dairy of Anne Frank. His dramaturgy credits include The Illusion freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique by Tony Kushner, Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin, and Buried Child by Sam Shepard. This spring, he will direct Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Good Person of Szechwan at EIU.