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Erie Playhouse Executive Director Zach Flock featured in Erie Times-News Showcase

Zach Flock photographed backstage at the Erie Playhouse during LYLE THE CROCODILE
Zach Flock, photographed by Greg Wohlford for the Erie Times-News, backstage at LYLE THE CROCODILE.

Executive Director Zach Flock recently sat down with Jennie Geisler for the Erie Times-News for a feature in the Showcase. Read an excerpt below and visit them online for the full article

Zach Flock, 40, said he pinches himself when he walks into the Erie Playhouse auditorium.

“I say, ‘This is where I work now!'” the Playhouse’s executive director said, incredulous. “I have the best job in the city.”

“Exciting new things are happening at the Playhouse,” said Flock, who started the job May 15. “We’re building on what made this a community icon.

“I definitely didn’t come in to tear things down and start over,” he said. “The highlights of the 2024 season are familiar to people and I think that will bring them in.”

Flock said now he’s busy identifying “what the Playhouse does well” and building on it.

That, he said, includes doing big shows.

“We do shows and elaborate productions that no one else other than Broadway tours can offer,” he said. “We’re going to keep doing that.”

He said “Tootsie” was well-received.

“That’s the stuff that is our bread and butter and it’s what people expect of us,” Flock said.

Read the full article online here

This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Erie Playhouse leader wants to do big shows and more outreach