Harris Smith

Harris Smith

Harris Smith

Associate Professor
Area of Focus: Performance / Directing

Harris is an Associate Professor of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as the Head of the Professional Actor Training Program.  Harris earned his M.F.A in Acting from the University of Washington, School of Drama.

Currently, Harris serves on the now international board of the University/Resident Theatre Association.  He is a Certified Teacher of stage combat through the SAFD.  His fight direction and movement coaching includes; St. Louis Black Repertory, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory (NY) and Seattle Children’s Theatre to name a few.  Some of his theatrical credits include; Utah Shakespeare Festival, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), Sacramento Theatre Company, Shakespeare on the Green (Nebraska), Illinois Shakespeare Festival as well as other national and international venues.

Film credits include, "RUNAWAY TRAIN", "SINGLES", "PAST MIDNIGHT", "AMAZING GRACE & CHUCK", "SEVEN HOURS TO JUDGEMENT" and "CHIPS, THE WAR DOG".