About Zachary

photo by David Cooper

photo by David Cooper

Zachary Florence was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has created theatrical productions in venues ranging from shipping containers to opera houses, and has produced theatre under a wide variety of professional circumstances from artists collectives to Broadway partnerships, including Paradise Square and Sousatzka, as well as numerous readings and workshops.

Zachary trained as a director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is also an award-winning composer. His directing credits include the Canadian premiere of The Container, the world premieres of Little Death and Gwen Powers, and the U.K. premieres of Strawberries in January and Hydriotaphia. He has written words and music for Experimental Selves and Children of Israel, and music for Enchanted April, Peace in Our Time, Come Back, Little Sheba, The Passion of Adele Hugo and A Spider’s Tale.