Personal Manifesto: Ingenuity Always.
Zachary Hewell fell in with Blood Ensemble after getting a role in Blood/Sailing, having answered their audition call because it sounded like a bunch of weirdos doing something that could be really awesome; and so it was. Two years of intermittent contact later he was invited to join the company officially, and is really happy with how that’s been going.
Zachary is a graduate of the Original Works program at Cornish College of the Arts and a true (aspiring) multi-disciplinarian, counting himself with varying degrees of aptitude and success as an actor, playwright, director, dancer, performance/installation/visual artist, raving idiot, and whatever else seems exciting at the moment. He is especially intrigued by movement based performance, duration/exertion, nature, logic, confusion, marrying art with science and mathematics, making things by hand, and perpetrating sneaky tricks. He really really likes the work of Alexander Calder.
Zachary grew up in Olympia, WA, moved to Seattle for college, and doesn’t have any real plans to leave the area any time soon, preferring to push an agenda of growing and evolving the culture here rather than moving away to somewhere that has “more to offer”. He is especially keen on encouraging and fostering new work from new generations of playwrights and arts creators, which can be ugly and exhausting and ultimately the most worthwhile exercise imaginable. When he isn’t working on arts things, Zachary can usually be found off somewhere climbing mountains or riding bicycles, both of which take up almost as much time as theatre.
Credits with Blood Ensemble include Barn Show (co-director, co-writer, actor), Baba Yaga(actor), 30 Hours – Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap (actor), Blood/Sailing (actor).
Other credits include A Compelling Unknown Force (Pony World/On The Boards), Woyzeck,Dracula and Macbeth (Key City Public Theater), The Skriker (Ghost Light Theatricals), The Misanthrope (Eclectic Theater Co.).