David Ruis Fisher

Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
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MA Theatre History and Dramaturgy, University of Missouri-Kansas City
BFA Theatre, Stephens College

David is currently a second year Doctoral student in the Department of Theatre where he teaches Acting I and Public Speaking as Performance. 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 and Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar in the 2016-2017 Theatre Season. He also served as Resident Dramaturg for the Kansas Repertory Theatre on productions of Next to Normal and The Book Club Play.

Research interests include: Dramaturgy, Theatre Historiography, Solo Performance, Latinx Theatre and Performance, African American Theatre and Performance, and Critical Race Theory


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