Tony Fisher teaches writing for film and stage at Central School of Speech & Drama, with a particular emphasis on narrative construction, use and application of dramatic structure and story theory. In 2009 he became the programme convenor for Central’s Research Degrees. He has taught on the BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at Central as a visiting lecturer, and has a continued interest in social and political theatre and performance.
He began in fine art before studying filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and subsequently worked as a writer/director in the UK film industry. He is also a graduate of Essex University’s Department of Philosophy where he did his PhD on Martin Heidegger, looking specifically at problems of phenomenology, narrativity and historicity in Being and Time. Tony is co-editor with Patricia Lyons of the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional performance-based research website, The Rhizome (funded by Central’s Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre).