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Risher Reddick

Lecturer | Performance

Risher Reddick, UMass Amherst Department of Theater

BFA in Acting from Boston University
MFA in Directing from Northwestern University

Risher Reddick is an actor, director, and educator in the American Theatre. He has worked extensively in regional theatre with such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Huntington, Lookingglass, Shakespeare & Company, and The American Repertory Theatre. From 2007-2012, Risher produced, acted, and directed plays with his theatre company, Orfeo Group, garnering praise from audiences and critics alike and winning three Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production. As a teacher, Risher has taught and designed curriculum for theatre companies, schools, and universities throughout the US, and he currently serves on the faculties of Emerson College and Umass Amherst. These days Risher works primarily as a director, re-imagining classics and devising new plays both in professional and academic settings. He recently completed a site-based production of King Lear in a decommissioned steel facility in Pittsburgh and is currently working on a production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times to be performed in homes throughout Massachusetts.