Zachary Curtis

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Zachary Curtis

Assistant Professor
Communications-Theatre Arts

(608) 758-6565 x712
Office Hours / Schedule 

MW - 12pm - 1pm

Shop Hours - TR - 11am-4pm


"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." - Augusto Boal

In addition to teaching, Zac Curtis serves on the board of the Rock County United Arts Alliance. This past year he directed I Love you, You're Perfect...Now Change, and directed On a Turtle's Back: The Legend of Urashima Taro, which he also wrote for University of Wisconsin, Rock County. He also directed for Memories Dinner Theatre and Madiscon Children's Theatre in addition to teaching children's theatre classes through Janesville Performing Arts Center's new Education and outreach program.  

Zac earned an MFA in directing from The University of Idaho, and has worked in academic and professional settings throughout the west, including teaching and directing at Harrison High School in Colorado, Central Washington University, The University of Idaho, Yakima Valley Community College, and Lewis-Clark State College. He founded Central Theatre After School, an after school theatre program in Washington state, and has taught children's theatre courses in Colorado, Washington, Idaho, and Wisconsin. Zac has directed for numerous colleges, as well as Idaho Repertory Theatre, Loveland Summer Studio, and Memories Dinner Theatre in Port Washington. Zac served as Artistic Director for Left of Civilization Theatre, a company focused on new works and adaptations.  Currently, Zac is excited to pursue his passions in developing new works, and 24-Hour Theatre festivals. 

He shares his wonderful life with his talented wife Mindy and his incredible children; Elena and Marshall.

Home Town: Loveland, Colorado
Current  home town: Janesville, Wisconsin
With UW Rock Since 2012


B.A., Theatre and Communications, Colorado State University
M.A., Theatre Production, Central Washington University
M.F.A., Directing, University of Idaho