Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Theater)
Zachary Bortot, assistant professor of theater, comes to Biola from Chicago, where he served as a founding member of the Christian non-profit theatre company, Honest Theatre. While starring in and producing several productions, Bortot also studied and performed improv comedy at the legendary iO theatre. While he still serves as the director of development for Honest Theatre, Bortot is thrilled to leave the harsh Chicago cold in order to pursue his true passion — enabling other performance artists to explore the creative passions that the master artist placed in their hearts. He is ever thankful to God for the opportunity to work with the talented group of educators at Biola, and to his wife, Rebekah, whose unwavering support gives him the strength to endure life with Crohn’s Disease, serving as an advocate for disease awareness and exploration of alternative treatments and therapies.