Harris SmithDirector & Associate Professor
Area of Focus: Performance / Directing
Harris Smith is the Director 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. He earned his M.F.A in Acting from the University of Washington, School of Drama.
Harris is a Certified Teacher of stage combat through the Society of American Fight Directors and is a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild. His work as an actor, fight director and movement coach includes; St. Louis Black Repertory, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory (NY) and Seattle Children’s Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), Sacramento Theatre Company, Shakespeare on the Green (Nebraska) as well as other national and international venues.