The funeral service for Mr. Allen, conducted by Brother Carl Price and Brother Kenneth Trammel, is Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The family will be receiving friends Friday from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens will follow the service.
Mr. Allen passed away Oct. 22, 2018 at age 52.
Zack had a 30-year history with theatre in east Tennessee. He was co-founder of Knoxville Children’s Theatre, for which he wrote 18 full-length plays and directed 28 productions. As a University of Tennessee student and subsequent seven-year member of the Clarence Brown Theatre Co., he performed in more than 30 shows in 12 years. As a company member of the Actor’s Co-Op from 2001-05, he directed and acted in numerous shows at their Black Box Theatre. During that time, he won the best supporting actor award from the Knoxville Area Theatre Coalition for his performance in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” From 2003-2007, he was executive director of Rose Center, where he administered Tennessee Arts Commission grants in an eight-county area east of Knoxville, among other duties. Zack also directed for other local theatre companies, including Shakespeare on the Square (“Othello,” “Much Ado About Nothing”), Tennessee Stage Co. (“The Foreigner”), and Theatre Knoxville Downtown (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Trip to Bountiful,” “Blood Relations,” “Picnic, Bell,” “Book and Candle,” “Heroes,” “Absurd Person Singular”).
Zack is survived by his parents, Jimmy and LaVelle Major Allen; and family members, Polly Stallings, Kim Kyori, Katie Nixon, Kamron Kyori, Shawna (Mark) Jones, Christopher (Rachel) Jones, Kelsey (Dashon) Eure, Lois Jennings and Melody Griffin.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.
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