“Theatre is pretending you know what you're doing when you don't know anything for certain and what you do know seems to be changing all the time.” -Dorothy Allison
Blake Harris is a theatre and live performance director based in Los Angeles, CA. He is interested in dismantling and exploiting systemic social nonsense through his work. His recent shows include Tartuffe by Molière (translation by Christopher Hampton), When We Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem (The Sixty-Six Theater), the premiere of Alexander Borinksy's Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 (Son of Semele Theater), the creation and premiere of I Have a Big Name in Eternity (CalArts), and the Los Angeles premiere of Elfriede Jelinek's Jackie (CalArts).
Originally from Tennessee, he was a founding member and Artistic Director of Theater for the New South, a company that utilized found spaces for reinvigorated classics and new works. He received his MFA from CalArts in Theatre Directing and his BA in Women's Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.