Zachary Florence was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has created theatrical productions in three countries on two continents, 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 (Berkeley Rep) and Sousatzka (Toronto), as well as numerous readings and workshops.
Zachary is also an award-winning composer and director. He trained as a director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His directing credits include The Container (SummerWorks; revived by Theatre Fix), Little Death (RISER Project/ The Theatre Centre), Gwen Powers (WORKhouse Theatre) and Strawberries in January (New Diorama, London). He has written words and music for Experimental Selves (Shaw Festival workshop) and Children of Israel (Canadian Stage workshop), and music for Enchanted April, Peace in Our Time and Come Back, Little Sheba (Shaw Festival), The Passion of Adele Hugo (Eastern Front Theatre) and A Spider’s Tale (Symphony Nova Scotia).