CFA Faculty Biography

Zak Herring
School of Theater + Dance
Technical Director
Specialization: Costume & Lighting

T: (352) 273-0524
F: (352) 392-5114

PO Box 115900
Gainesville, FL 32611

Zak Herring holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater from Trinity University, where he worked with the infamous Paul Baker and the international ground breaking director, Robert Wilson. Zak joined Actor’s Equity Association in 1982 when working as a member of the resident company at the Dallas Theater Center. Zak became a member of the United Scenic Artists Union-829 in both scenic and lighting design in 1990. His experience includes: technical director for The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Children’s Theater, and others. During the past thirty years, he built over 250 productions with noted designers such as Irene Cory, Peter Wolf, and Eugene Lee. Zak’s resume includes over 200 set designs, lighting and costume designs, as well as designs for television. He served as artistic director for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji, Minnesota. In addition, he taught design technical theater at Florida International University and The University of Kentucky. Zak’s theater career is also peppered with work as a general contractor, having built custom homes, churches, and restaurants (Chili’s)!


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