Risher Reddick is a theater artist of many stripes with roots in Boston and Chicago. He cut his teeth as an actor in New England, working with many regional theaters including Shakespeare & Company, The American Repertory Theatre, New Rep, and Actors' Shakespeare Project. From 2007-2012 Risher produced, directed, and acted in 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 he has worked with theatre companies and universities across the country including Emerson College, UMass Lowell, and Northwestern University. These days Risher works primarily as a director, re-imagining classics and devising new plays both in professional and academic settings. In 2014 he devised a new play, Hymns to Future Tense, with Bricolage Production Company in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2015 and 2016 he spent most of his time working at Steppenwolf and Lookingglass theatres, serving as an assistant to his directing mentors, Michael Rohd, Jessica Thebus, and Mary Zimmerman. He is currently working on a new project, To the Table, a civic engagement piece using story, song, and food to facilitate conversation between community stakeholders. He holds a BFA in acting from Boston University and recently completed his coursework in the MFA directing program at Northwestern University.