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Zachary White
2021 BFA Scenic Construction and Technologies alumni Zachary White

About Zachary

Zachary grew up in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and while he was in high school, studied woodwork and drama. After graduating year 12 in 2015, Zac worked for two years to figure out his path and with the help of his high school drama teacher, he applied for the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services at NIDA starting in 2018.

While studying the Diploma, Zac discovered the BFA (Scenic Construction and Technologies) and found that his past interest of woodworking would mesh well with his interest in the dramatic arts, and so before he had even finished the Diploma he applied to the new course.

Throughout the BFA he has learnt many skills while working on NIDA’s seasonal shows, Festival of Emerging Artists, Expo NIDA and the varied subjects of the course itself. These skills include; set construction, automation of stage machinery and construction management.

Zac would like to go into rigging and mechanist work primarily.

NIDA Productions

Construction Manager
Love and Information

Construction Manager
Perfect Stranger

Construction Manager
The Cat

Construction Manager

Construction Manager
And tell sad stories of the deaths of queens

Construction Manager

Construction Assistant/Flyman
Twelfth Night

Construction Assistant/Flyman
Roberto Zucco

Changeover crew
The Removalists

Changeover crew
DSSP and DMT showcase

Assistant Stage Manager
DMT Cabaret

Other Productions

2020 Set builder
Half Time produced by Nineteen 98 Productions


Automated Fly system training
Sydney Theatre Company

Construction/electrical assembly assistant
Simple Motion