Christopher Zink

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts

Robertson College-Community Center
  • B.F.A., Western Carolina University
  • M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Chris has worked as Technical Director for over 40 productions and has designed lighting for over 30 productions, ranging from opera to dance. Production lighting designs include City of Angels, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors, and Death of a Salesman, just to name a few. Chris has also worked professionally for such companies as The Candlewood Playhouse, The Barter Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre, and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. He has worked in several road houses and large arenas and has worked on events ranging from dance to, of all things, a tractor pull.

Chris teaches Stagecraft, Stage Lighting, Theatre Sound, Intermediate Stagecraft, and Lighting Design. He also oversees all Stagecraft labs. As a Technical Director and Lighting Designer, Chris likes to find new techniques and methods for scenic construction and stage lighting. He feels the best part of his job is working with the students and seeing student creativity grow with the Catawba educational experience. He also feels Catawba College provides the opportunity for developing positive working relationships between faculty and students.

Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Mary, his daughter Katie, and his dog, Shadow. Chris and Mary also have a son , Joseph, who is currently studying Art at Western Carolina University. Hobbies include restoring old cars, building furniture, computers, and playing with Katie and Shadow.