DepartmentDepartment of Communication Studies
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Documents

Biography

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.

Awards

  • Who’s Who Nominee, Regent University 2012
  • Three Time Irene Ryan Award Nominee, Regent University 2012
  • Actor Combatant in SAFD, Regent University 2011
  • MFA Theatre Award, Regent University 2009
  • Graduated with High Distinction, UNR 2008

Presentations

  • Assistant Teacher for “Unarmed & Armed Stage Combat Principles” 2015
  • Magical Starlight Theatre, Naperville, IL
  • “Integration of Meisner Principles with Practical Aesthetics” 2013
  • UnCovered Theatre & Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
  • “Developing a Process for the Actor: Scene Study” 2013
  • UnCovered Theatre & Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI
  • “Single Sword Basics” 2013
  • UnCovered Theatre & Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
  • “An Introduction to Linklater Vocal Technique” 2013
  • UnCovered Theatre & Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
  • “Activating Shakespearean Text” 2013
  • UnCovered Theatre & Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Co-Workshop Leader for “They Fight” 2012
  • Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
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