P.H. Fisher

P.H. Fisher studied at Indiana University, Bloomington before moving to New York to pursue a career in writing. She continued theatrical and music studies at Playwrights Horizons, Julliard School at Night, The New School and studied piano with concert pianist Jennifer Tao. She has written screenplays (“Fear of Finance”, “Crow Feather and Wind”), stage plays (“Fiddler’s Green”, “A Monkey’s Wedding”,“Apple Pie”), has been published in numerous periodicals and authored a book for Simon and Schuster.

In the production side of theater, she served as either a producer, co-producer or assistant on such projects as Broadway’s hit musical revival “Damn Yankees”, David Mamet’s “Oleanna”, “Rogers and Hart Rediscovered”, Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” among others.

She co-founded the theater performance company, Millennial Arts Productions (M.A.P.), with theater/opera director Eric Fraad (a young protégé of Joseph Papp, founder of New York’s famed Public Theater). M.A.P. became known for its edgy, innovative productions of baroque and operatic repertoire, staged at site-specific venues throughout Manhattan. M.A.P. world premiered the first fully staged version of Handel’s “Messiah” in Lincoln Center for the turn of the millenium and then toured the production as the headliner for the Holland Early
Music Festival.  Other theatrical events included a staged production of Stravinsky’s ballet “Pulcinella”, a critically acclaimed production of Handel’s oratorio“Esther”merged with Racine’s play of the same name. Original operatic premieres written and conceived include “La Fete d’Atreus”, “The Birth of Opera”, La Contessa de Canto e delle Lagrime:Barbara Strozzi”, “Cacia al L’amore”.

In film, she wrote and directed the feature-length, “Finding Eleazar”, a top selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, the Montreal World Festival Of Films, Savannah Film Festival, and Boston/Haifa Film Festival. She collaborated with legendary film director Sidney Lumet on a short film shown in the Palm Springs Festival. Later, she also wrote and directed another feature length documentary about an Olympic equestrian hero and his dazzling stallion, “Royal Kaliber”. Current works-in-progress include an operatic adaptation of Wuthering Heights with music composed by Frédéric Chaslin, a ballet libretto  and “Clarimonde, La Morte Amoureuse”, an opera based on a novella by Théophile Gautier. P.H. Fisher is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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