“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. They are interested in dismantling and exploiting systemic social nonsense through their work. Their recent shows include No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre (Lee Strasberg Institute), Tartuffe by Molière, 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), and the Los Angeles premiere of Elfriede Jelinek's Jackie (CalArts).
Other favorite projects include House of Gold (Moss), the creation and premiere of I Have a Big Name in Eternity (CalArts), Mud (Fornes), Nora (Ibsen/Bergman), Woyzeck (Buchner), Beautiful Child (Silver), and [title of show] (Bell/Bowen).
Originally from Tennessee, they were a founding member and Artistic Director of Theater for the New South, a company that utilized found spaces for reinvigorated classics and new works. They received their MFA from CalArts in Theatre Directing and BA in Women's Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. They are currently a faculty member at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood, CA.