David Bisaha - Doctoral student
MA, Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Theatre and English, The College of William and Mary
David Bisaha is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his masters’ degree from Pitt in 2010. Before coming to Pitt, he served as a literary assistant at the Philadelphia Theater Company and Florida Studio Theatre. Research interests include the history of stage design, theatre architecture, and the intersection of cognitive science and theatre studies, and theatre for young audiences. Past creative work at Pitt includes Sparagmos, One Act, and Chad Curtiss…Lost Again! (Direction) and WASP, Cleansed, and All in the Timing (Lighting Design). This season he will be directing Compleat Female Stage Beauty on the Pitt Mainstage.
"Tobin Nellhaus. Theatre, Communication, Critical Realism." Theatre Journal 64.2 (May 2012): 303-304. (review)
“Big Props, Big Problems: Exclusion, Loss, and the Journey in Contemporary International Theatre for Teens.” Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 2012.
“Conceiving a “Public” Space: A Spatialized History of the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.” Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH. March 2010.
“ Wesley Middleton’s Tomato Plant Girl Explores New Territory at the University of Pittsburgh.” Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) annual conference, New York City. August 2009.
“Theorizing the Frame in Donald Freed’s Inquest.” University of Pittsburgh Graduate Expo, Pittsburgh. March 2009.