Zechariah Pierce is the Artistic Director of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and the Associate Director of the School of Communication, Film & Theatre at UNG. His focus in teaching centers around acting as it pertains to both the live and digital platforms, while also using pedagogies steeped in mask, clown, and physical comedy to teach movement-based techniques. Zechariah is a proud GTA graduate and received his MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams!). In addition to his university work, Zechariah is also a professional actor for Film/Television and represented by one of the top agencies in the southeast, Atlanta Models and Talent, and has been for over 15 years. Outside the world of acting and theatre, his proudest leading role is that of husband and father to his wife and 5 beautiful children. Pax Vobiscum!