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Playwright:Bennett Fisher


Campo Maldito

Campo Maldito-Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets a lot more than what he bargained for. Campo Maldito is a darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification, the casualties of capitalism, and the price you pay when you piss off the dead.

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Bennett Fisher (playwright) is a first-year MFA candidate. He is a company member of Campo Santo and an associate artist with the Cutting Ball Theater. His plays include Hermes, Donít Be Evil, Whoa is Me, and The Dark Backward. Bennettís plays have been workshopped and produced by Sleepwalkers Theater, Tides Theater, No Nude Men, Campo Santo, New Conservatory, Cutting Ball, Custom Made, the BOA Festival, among others. As an actor, director, and dramaturg he has collaborated with California Shakespeare Theatre, Stanford Summer Theatre, Just Theater, Crowded Fire, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, and others.


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