Welcome!

NEW: I’ve just added ten audio recordings of the post-show conversations with friends that we did last summer while I performed Lightning at The Marsh. Listen here.


This is my website and blog. You can navigate using the menu above.  I post as often as I’m able to – go to My Blog Posts to see the latest.  You’ll also find specific pages about Traveling Jewish Theatre (1978-2012), my recent solo play with music, Lightning in the Brain and some modern theatre history


I’m now available for free-lance editing, writing and creative consultation. I’m happy to help with anything from novels to grant proposals including performance work, screenplays and creative non-fiction. I’ve worked in all those forms for many years. Besides the material on this site, you can read my some of  my own short pieces in The Sun, an amazing magazine based in Chapel Hill, NC.  If you’d like to know more, email me at corey@coreyfischer.com to arrange a free consultation – in person or by phone.


cf.marshAbout Me

My life is animated by a flow of creativity, as mysterious as being and as simple as breathing. It guided me into a career as an actor, first in film and TV in L.A. and then in ensemble, experimental theatre. In 1978, I co-founded Traveling Jewish Theatre and was a core ensemble member –  acting, writing, directing and fundraising –  until we closed the company in 2012. My last TJT project was writing and directing In the Maze of Our Own Lives, based on the history of the Group Theatre.

I continue making theatre and doing all I can to help others  as a teacher, mentor and coach.  I work with people, both one-to-one and in groups,  using my fifty-plus years of experience to evoke and support the creative energy that runs through us all.

5 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi Corey. Our paths crossed a few times in the 1980s, including a workshop on solo storytelling in Tel Aviv at the first International Theatre of Jewish Theatre. My first wife, Rita Abrahamsen, and I visited you in San Francisco in 86, then had you to our home in Oslo when you brought “Berlin, Jerusalem and the Moon”. That piece, and three plays you showed in Israel, had a profound effect on me. Also, the piece I created out of the workshop “A Travelogue of There and Back” has served me well over the years. I’m writing to you because I have been commissioned to write and direct a play about Finland’s Jewish soldiers during WW2 (for the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki, where I work as a dramaturge). An amazing story. I’m researching now, and it seems to me the material would benefit from a TJT approach. I have lots of images and facts and, indeed, a kind of guiding thesis for the show, but have yet to dive in and see what actually happens once the creative juices flow. I think I will use as much authentic material as possible in a colláge structure of stories and images, songs, facts… Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how those early plays of yours inspired and continue to inspire me, and to thank you for that. I hope and trust you’re well. Best regards. Julian Garner

  2. I would love to do a workshop with you however am doing an art workshop on Saturdays now for several more weeks. Not sure how many. Please let me know when you will be doing more of these. I do have some theater experience but it has been a while now. I’m leaving my job in early Dec so will have more time then.

  3. Corey, are you there? I see no recent blog posts. I was searching for video of my favorite theatre of all time. Found you, even better. That story by Stan about sparking new theatre in Taiwan was thrilling. The craving for A Dance of Exile or a bit of Last Yiddish Poet overtakes me frequently. But they are not to be found on the stage of the internet. I am well and still living in the backwoods of Missouri. Relearning piano. Jazz piano this time. The precious harmonium came out a while ago, to voice interesting chord progressions with me. It still has a piece of glow tape on the starting note used in the dark at the opening of Dance. … well, I miss you all. Email me please. Totternot at gmail. Deb

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