Bennett Fisher is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His plays include Shelter, Candlestick, Damascus (Samuel Goldwyn Award, O'Neill Conference finalist), 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 content for The Unreal Garden, presented at the 2019 E3 Conference. He is currently developing film and television projects with Bill Mechanic (former CEO of Fox), Simon West (Con Air, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider), Constantin Films (the Resident Evil franchise), Atar Studios, and more. 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.
Bennett's theatrical 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 currently a 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..
Bennett is professionally represented by the Gersh Agency and source management + production. He received his MFA in playwriting from UC San Diego.
Campo Santo - Cutting Ball - People of Interest - Victory Gardens - Oakland Theater Project - Playwrights Foundation - UC San Diego
Honors and Awards
Samuel Goldwyn Award (Damascus), Kendeda Prize Finalist (Borealis), Shank Fellowship - Victory Gardens Theater, Emory Fellowship Finalist, Benjamin Marshall Prize, Charles Palmer Prize, Sally Abrams Prize