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Zack Calhoon
Actor, Playwright


Zack Calhoon graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with BFA in Acting. Acting Credits: The Critic & Hotspur in Shakespeare's Slave (Resonance Ensemble), Sgt. Woodward in In Fields Where They Lay, Ivan in The Commission, Lee in True West, Hamlet in Hamlet, Jamie in The Credeaux Canvas, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Banquo in Macbeth (Dreamscape Theatre); Jacob’s House (Flux Theatre Ensemble); Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (On The Square Productions); Edgar in King Lear (ShakespeareNYC); Variation in the World Premiere production of Giant-N-Variation, Dex in the U.S. premiere of Irvine Welsh’s (author of Trainspotting) play, You’ll Have Had Your Hole; Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1, Edmund in King Lear (Boomerang Theater Company); Lady Anne in Richard III (Judith Shakespeare Co.); The Player in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Sebastian in Twelfth Night (Milk Can Theatre Co.); and Chiron in Titus Andronicus (Expanded Arts). Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Actors Shakespeare Co). Playwriting credits: The Weird Sisters (East 3rd Productions, Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s PLAYFEST), Breaking Ranks (New Mummer Group), Marlowe, P.I. (Dreamscape), Violence in the Air, Obamaville, Krueger, RINO (Resonance Ensemble Play commission) and Paint (Winner of 2010 Georgia Theatre Conference New Play Award, 2010 Semi-Finalist for a Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship). His plays have been performed and developed by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Boomerang Theatre Co., East 3rd Productions, Living Image Arts, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, New Mummer Group, On the Square Productions, and Dreamscape Theatre. He is currently working on commission for Rising Phoenix Rep. He wrote two episodes for the second season for the award-winning web series, "Then we got HELP!" ( He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Dramatist Guild, Writers Guild of America, East.

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