Ben Fisler

Professor

Theatre & Performing Arts

About

Dr. Fisler has been on the HCC faculty since 2006, and has nearly thirty years of experience as a professional actor and technician with companies throughout the mid-Atlantic.  A tireless artist and advocate, he assists students in building connections to their industries during their time at Harford, leading to current and former students landing gigs in theatre, film, television, cruise and theme park entertainment, print modeling, and voice over.

Education

  • B.A., DeSales University
  • BA, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • Puppetry
  • Arts Management
  • Theatre Education
  • Stage Combat

Scholarly/Creative Work

“Black and Blackface in the Performing Object: Bullock, Chessé, Paris, the Jubilee Singers, and the Burdens of … Everything” Living Objects: African American Puppetry Essays (2019): 18

“Performance Review(s): The Tale of Serse at The InSeries (6/2019); Show Business 201 at Capital Fringe Festival (7/2018); Flight of the Xenophobe at Capital Fringe Festival (7/2018); Shrek the Musical at Charm City Players (3/2018); Brooklyn the Musical at Monumental Theatre Company (3/2018); In DCMetroArts.  Electronic Source.  http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/

Acted various roles with Shakesqueer Productions, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, including Sir Hugh Lacy in The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Macbeth in Macbeth, and Sir Peter Teazle in A School for Scandal. Directed Jonah Dove and GS-14 for Freedom of Information Actors

Lighting Designer for Interviews With and It’s What we Do (2017 “Best Drama”) for the Capital Fringe Festival

Courses Taught

  • ARTM 101
  • THEA 101
  • THEA 102
  • THEA 103
  • THEA 106
  • THEA 201
  • THEA 202
  • THEA 221
  • THEA 222
  • THEA 223
  • THEA 279-81
  • CMST 101
  • Lights, Curtain, Action

Programs

  • Theatre: Performance
  • Theatre: Design/Production
  • Arts Management