Zechariah Saenz is a costume technician, designer, puppeteer, and drag artist from Jeffersonville, IN. He received his BS from the University of Indianapolis with emphasis on theatre and secondary education. He received his MFA from Michigan State University.
Zech is associated with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival where he placed second in costume design at the national festival in 2021 for Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood. He also placed second regionally with A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage ©1959. He won the inaugural Crafts, Engineering, and Management award for his independent project The Love Talker: a First Year Teaching Experience in addition to several merit awards for props and puppetry.
Being a first generation high school graduate, Zech is passionate about arts advocacy in public schools and the community. His research interests include accessible theatre, TYA, and queer performance art. As a Clinical Professor and Costume Shop Manager, his goal is to create an inviting, body positive space for students and fellow creatives.