David Ruis Fisher

Ph.D. Candidate
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David is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Theatre & Dance where he teaches Acting I and Introduction to Theatre. He received his MA in Theatre History and Dramaturgy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2016. Prior to receiving his MA, he worked as an actor in the Kansas City area at the Coterie Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre (now Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Theatre for Young America and The Emerald City Theatre in Chicago, IL.

At the University of Kansas, he has worked as a dramaturg for Sarah Ruhl’s Late, A Cowboy Song, Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar (2016-2017) and Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement (2017-2018). He also served as Resident Dramaturg for the Kansas Repertory Theatre on productions of Next to Normal and The Book Club Play (Summer 2017). Recent publication includes a performance review of Luis Valdez’s revival of Zoot Suit for Theatre Journal (June 2018).

Research interests include: African American Theatre and Performance, Latinx Theatre and Performance, Critical Race Theory, Pornography/Performance Studies, and Acting/Directing Theory.

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