Bennett Fisher is a member of People of Interest, Campo Santo and the Playwright’s Foundation’s Resident Playwright Initiative, as well as a former Artistic Associate and 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.
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. He has developed immersive-theater content for First Person Travel and the "Unreal Garden," presented at the 2019 E3 Conference.
Bennett's screenplay version of Damascus was optioned by Bill Mechanic and Pandemonium, and he is currently developing TV projects with Gosh Films and Constantin 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 received his MFA from UC San Diego.
Campo Santo - Cutting Ball - People of Interest - Victory Gardens - Oakland Theater Project - Playwrights Foundation - UC San Diego
Honors and Awards
2nd Place, Samuel Goldwyn Prize (Damascus), Kendeda Prize Finalist (Borealis), Shank Fellowship - Victory Gardens Theater, Emory Fellowship Finalist, Benjamin Marshall Prize, Charles Palmer Prize, Sally Abrams Prize