STAFF

ZACH ROSING
Producer/Sound & Video Designer

Zach is the owner of Zach Rosing Productions, providing video, photography, and multimedia production services to over 30 arts organizations across Central Indiana. Along with his producing partner Zack Neiditch, Zach is a four-time NUVO Best of Indy winner for Best Locally Produced Play. Zach & Zack’s fifth production of The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Athenaeum this October Other Z&Z productions include YAS TWAIN, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gab (IndyFringe 2017 Outstanding Local Show and Audience Choice winner), Mad Mad Hercules, Holy Ficus, The Great Bike Race, Bat Boy The Musical, and Heathers The Musical. Zach has also produced the Indiana premieres of Bare: The Musical and Edges: A Song Cycle. Zach’s sound and video design work has been seen on stage with Butler University, Cardinal Stage, Indianapolis Opera, Phoenix Theatre, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Beef & Boards, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Anderson University, Summer Stock Stage, Footlite Musicals, NoExit Performance, Franklin Central Choirs, and Zionsville Showchoirs.

ZACK NEIDITCH
Director

Zack is a director, playwright and actor from Indianapolis, IN. Zack began working with Zach Rosing in 2014 and went on to form Zach & Zack, for whom he has directed four (now five!) productions of The Rocky Horror Show, as well as hit shows like The Great Bike Race, The Gab, YAS TWAIN, Heathers The Musical and Bat Boy The Musical among many others. Zack is also a member of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, for whom he directed Julius Caesar (alongside Zach & Zack) as well as the Traveling Troupe productions of As You Like It and A Comedy of Errors. Zack has also directed productions for Purdue University, Summer Stock Stage, and Theatre on the Square. Love to his parents, his husband Scot and dog-daughter Minnie. 

KENNY SHEPARD 
Choreographer

Kenny (AEA, SDC, AAUP) writes, directs, and choreographs projects starring Grammy, Tony, Emmy, Dove and CMA award winners as well as American Idol stars. He is also a national educator with Broadway Jr. and is an on-camera choreographer for their Disney Collection used in theatres and classrooms worldwide. Kenny is a professor in the musical theatre and dance departments at Anderson and Ball State Universities and is a guest director, choreographer, actor and/or educator with Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Academy, Phoenix Theatre, and The Lilly Theatre at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He also choreographs for the Carmel and Anderson Symphony Orchestras and performed with the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphonies in On Broadway with Kander and Ebb. Kenny performed inMercedes Ellington’s Off-Broadway hit, This Joint is Jumpin’, and in over 100 regional productions including Virginia Opera’s Oklahoma! (dream ballet); CATS (Munkustrap); The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow); La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna) and many more. Other credits include NCL and RCL world cruise ships touring the Americas, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia, and the Atlantic City and Branson companies of Legends in Concert. With Disney World/Hollywood Studios, Kenny appeared in Beauty and the Beast in multiple tracks, including Belle’s Prince in over 1,000 performances. Up next: The 15th Annual Songbook Academy at Carmel’s Palladium, and 9 to 5 with Actors Theatre of Indiana. Instagram: @kennydshepard

Tenéh B.C. Karimu
Music Director

Tenéh is elated to be with the Transylvanians again for her second production music directing Rocky Horror!  She is a multi-hyphenate creative encompassing talents in piano, voice, theater, and creative direction in the performing arts. Tenéh studied and performed the piano in her hometown of Indianapolis, and after attending Hampton University to study piano and voice, she returned to contribute to the local arts scene, most notably as an instructor and music director with Asante Children’s Theatre and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. In 2020 she was honored to be chosen as a Featured Artist by the Indianapolis Arts Council for its annual Art and Soul series. She has performed throughout the city including with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indiana Repertory Theatre and Beef & Boards where she won a BroadwayWorld.com award for music and orchestral direction for Sophisticated Ladies. Tenéh thanks her tribe, family, friends and all those fighting for oppressed people.

Anthony Sirk
Costume Designer

Anthony is excited to be working with Zack & Zach again after costuming Julius Caesar. Regionally, Anthony has worked for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Lives Theatre, The Arvada Center (Denver, CO), Pittsburgh Opera, Main State Musical Theatre, The Phoenix Cultural Center, West Virginia Public Theatre, The Pensacola Opera, and the Pittsburgh CLO. Off-Broadway Credits include Hedwig and The Angry Inch starringRuPaul’s Drag Race supervillain Mimi Imfurst. Anthony has worked for a handful of nationally renowned universities, including Point Park University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Ball State University. Recent film and television work include Acrimony (2018), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Mindhunter (2017-2019), Fences (2017), and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020). Recent theatre projects include The Importance of Being Earnest, Young Frankenstein, and Hounds of Baskerville with Creede Repertory Theatre, The Bruja and the Skeptic with Fonseca Theatre Company, RENT with Summer Stock Stage, and Kinky Boots at Ball State University. Currently, Anthony is the Costume Shop Manager at Purdue University Department of Theatre and the Production Manager for the American Lives Theatre. anthonysirk.com

Andrew Elliot
Hair/Makeup Designer

Andrew is a makeup artist, wig designer, and stylist. His work can be seen with IU Opera and Ballet Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Phoenix Theatre, Zach & Zack, Summer Stock Stage, and more. As a makeup artist and stylist, his work can be seen locally and nationally in various publications, commercials, industrials, and editorials. He spent 2020 recreating icons of film, fashion, and theatre, which gained national attention, with features in the New York Times, NowThis News, The Indianapolis Star, and Indianapolis Monthly. andrewelliotbeauty.com

Shane Cinal
Scenic Designer

Shane is a scenic designer, artist, and educator who enjoys developing a thoughtful world through scenery and innovation for theatre. Shane has received awards and accolades for productions of The Boatman, Assassins, The Jedi Handbook, Steel Magnolias, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and most recently, Flint Rep’s reworked gay version of The Fantasticks. He has a strong background in new and conceptual works for theatre, opera, puppetry, and television, having worked on Apple TV's The Shining Girls and FX’s The Bear. Shane holds a BA in Theatre and History from Indiana University-Bloomington and received his MFA in Scenic Design from The Ohio State University. shanecinal.com

Michael Jackson
Lighting Designer

Regional Theatre credits: Julius Caesar (Indy Shakes + Zach & Zack); Romeo and JulietThe Cay, The Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can (Indiana Repertory Theatre); August: Osage County, The Body (Phoenix Theatre); Next to Normal, BaskervilleTo Kill a Mockingbird, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, among others (Cardinal Stage); Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, scenic design (Beef & Boards). For Crossroads Repertory Theatre he has designed scenery and/or lighting for 14 seasons, while also serving as Director of Production since 2015. For the Department of Theater at Indiana State University, Michael is Associate Professor of Theater Design and Production Manager. Education: BS the University of Evansville; MFA New York University.

Phoenix Lyons
tECHNICAL Designer

Phoenix is overjoyed to be part of the return of the Rocky Horror tradition! While this is his first production with Z&Z, Phoenix is no stranger to the performing arts in Indy. He began his career primarily in non-profits, schools, and churches and has freelanced around the city as a sound designer/technician, lighting designer/technician, technical director, set designer, and even a musician! Phoenix has served as a technical director for the Athenaeum since 2019, including IPAC productions of The Wiz, The Color Purple, and Dreamgirls, numerous ballet/dance performances, and IndyFringe 2021 shows in the Athenaeum's Basile Theater. When not working one of his many jobs, Phoenix enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, Laura, and daughter, Eleanor.