Joseph Fisher is a native of Texas who now lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he received his BFA in Playwriting. Mr. Fisher recently finished his fourth and final year as playwright-in-residence at Stark Raving Theatre, which produced world premieres of his plays Prometheus Bound, Tundra, Cupid & Psyche, and Faust. Us. In February of 2004, his play In the Canopy of the Forest appeared at the Australian National Playwright's Conference in Adelaide, Australia; in May, he received a production of his play The New House at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland and Thunderbird at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. Mr. Fisher's plays have also appeared at Kitchen Dog Theater, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a recipient of the Playwrights First Award, the Charlotte Woolard Award, and a 2002 grant from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays, and has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2002.