Bennett Fisher


Bennett Fisher is playwright and screenwriter. He is a company member of Campo Santo, Ubuntu Theater Project, People of Interest, and the Cutting Ball Theater, a member of Playwright’s Foundation’s Resident Playwright Initiative, and an Artistic Associate and former Shank Fellowship Playwright in Residence at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. His plays include Candlestick, Damascus (Samuel Goldwyn Award, O’Neill Conference finalist), Borealis (Alliance/Kendeda Prize finalist), Don’t Be Evil, Campo Maldito, and the dialogue for the immersive theater experience The Speakeasy, currently running in San Francisco. His work has been presented and produced by the House Theater of Chicago, Strawdog Theater Company, Kansas City Repertory, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival, Oregon Contemporary Theater, the Alliance Theater, the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, Florida Repertory Theater, the Martin E. Segel Center, Burbage Theater Company, People of Interest, Campo Santo, Ubuntu Theater Project, Theater Emory, the Unicorn Theater, Sleepwalkers Theater, New Conservatory, the Cutting Ball Theater, Custom Made Theatre Company, and others. Bennett has been commissioned by the House Theater, Theater Emory, Campo Santo, and others. His screenplay version of Damascus was optioned by Bill Mechanic and Pandemonium, and he is developing two miniseries with Gosh Films. As an actor, dramaturg, and director, he has collaborated with California Shakespeare Theatre, Stanford Summer Theatre, Just Theater, Crowded Fire, Pear Ave Theatre, Adirondack Shakespeare Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, and many others. He is represented by the Gersh Agency and received his MFA from UC San Diego.