About the Artists

Bennett Fisher  graduated from Connecticut College in 2008 with BAs in theater and English, where he received the Charles Palmer, Sally Abrahms, and Benjamin Marshall prizes for his creative writing. While in Connecticut, Bennett also trained at the National Theater Institute of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Since returning to his native Bay Area, Bennett has performed with the Marin Shakespeare Company, AtmosTheatre, Off-Broadway West, New Conservatory Theater Center, BRAVA Theatre Center, The Pear Avenue Theatre, Stanford Summer Theater, as an understudy for California Shakespeare Theatre, and in several readings for the Cutting Ball Theater’s Hidden Classics Series. Directing credits include his own translations of Ubu Roi and Cyclops, as well as Vaclav Havel’s Audience for the San Francisco Theater Pub. He also directed Havel’s The Increased Difficulty of Concentration for the Connecticut College Spring Main Stage Production, for which Fisher received a student research grant to travel to Prague and meet the playwright as well as other Czech theater makers. He has assistant directed the group generated piece The Future Project: Sunday Will Come, Chinaka Hodge’s Mirrors in Every Corner, and Sharif Abu-Hamdeh’s Habibi for Campo Santo and Intersection for the Arts. He has also worked as dramaturg for Cutting Ball’s three-actor version of The Tempest.

Bennett’s plays include Hermes (No Nude Men) Exchange (Threshold Theatre for the 8th BOA Festival), Query (9th BOA Festival), Pound It (San Francisco Theater Pub’s Pint Sized Play Festival), In It to Spin It (PianoFight’s ShortLived 3.0) Daedalus (BOA Short Leaps), Footprints in the Applesauce (Threshold Theatre for SF Theater Festival), Spark (Element Festival, Chicago), Leviathan (WCNI Radio, New London), and translations of Euripides’ Cyclops, Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, Afred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and Moliere’s The Misanthrope.

Bennett is a founding member of the San Francisco Theater Pub and an associate artist with AtmosTheatre. He currently teaches creative writing at the Crystal Springs Uplands School.

 

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