Bennett Fisher


Bennett Fisher is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming film The Zealot, adapted from his award-winning play Damascus, directed by Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) and starring Oscar-nominees Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond). He is currently developing film and television projects with Bill Mechanic (former CEO of Fox), Simon West (Con Air, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider), Mali Elfman (Next Exit), Sophia Banks (Black Site), Constantin Films (the Resident Evil franchise), Pandemonium (Hacksaw Ridge), Amasia Entertainment (The Call, Wild Mountain Thyme), and more.

Bennett’s other plays include Shelter, Candlestick, Borealis (Alliance/Kendeda Prize finalist), Don’t Be Evil, Campo Maldito, and the immersive theatrical experience The Speakeasy. Other immersive projects include private events for First Person Travel and other corporate clients, as well as content for The Unreal Garden, presented at the 2019 E3 Conference. This work has been presented and produced by the Magic Theater, 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, Oakland Theater Project, Theater Emory, the Unicorn Theater, Sleepwalkers Theater, New Conservatory, the Cutting Ball Theater, Custom Made Theatre Company, and others.

Bennett is a former resident playwright at Playwright’s Foundation, a company member of Campo Santo, and a former Shank Fellow and Associate Artist at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. In addition to his creative work, Bennett has designed and taught storytelling seminars for Airbnb’s Product Team and works with private clients as a communication and writing coach. He is professionally represented by the Gersh Agency and source management + production. He received his MFA in playwriting from UC San Diego.