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Zach Powell

An Actor

What shows or projects have you done with ETT? 


Finish the sentence: Touring is important because… 

It brings new opportunities for people to connect 

Where is home for you? 


Where is your home away from home? 


How did you bring home with you on tour? 

Home on tour was the wonderful people I was with 

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT? 


What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)? 

The Museum of Propaganda 

What are your touring essentials?   

Toothbrush, clean pants and an open mind 

What’s your go-to recipe whilst on tour? 

A bit of fruit and lots of water 

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why? 

Anyone with the tenacity to keep going. If Van Gogh hadn’t given up in poverty, we wouldn’t have Van Gogh. 

What music inspires you? 

Old folk songs, classical orchestral music and drum and bass. 

What image or video inspires you? 

Klimt – The Kiss 

What piece of writing or quote inspires you? 

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” Hunter S. Thompsom 

What, for you, makes a good piece of art? 

Something that sparks discussion 

What have been your career highlights so far? 

Wonderful tours of Shakespeare to places as far as Shanghai 

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why? 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – It was the first play I fell in love with. 

Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness, Anthony Neilson – A hilarious, grotestque and yet poignat comment on what theatre is and can be 

The Caretaker, Harold Pinter – I first understood how much a play could emote before any word was spoken with Pinter. 

The Threepenny Opera, Brecht – The beginning of my understanding of devised theatre was through this play. 

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney – This play is such a perfectly written natural expression of real life. At 18 years of age, Shelagh created a masterpiece. 

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour? 

I think our work is all about taking chances and seizing opportunities. The opportunity offered to any artist to join ETT would be an adventure that could take them halfway across the world. 

Window or aisle seat? 

The seat next to the big emergency door, legroom for days 

Favourite way to travel? 

The seat next to the big emergency door, legroom for days 

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? 

I think it has to be flying