» Trevor Biship
Lecturer

College of Performing Arts; Department of Theatre
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Biography

Trevor’s directing career is notable for its variety, but he focuses on contemporary theatre and the reviving of classics for contemporary audiences. His reimagining of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre was awarded Best Production of 2016 by Southern Oregon press outlets. Similarly, his 2011 Southern California Premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera for the Chance Theater earned the Ovation Award for Best Musical – Intimate Theatre. For that production, Trevor received the Backstage Garland Award for Best Direction as well as an Ovation Award Nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Trevor has workshopped new plays in development with a variety of playwrights, including Lauren Yee and Marisa Wegrzyn. World and regional premieres include Middletown, A Bright New Boise, Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play, Next to Normal, Film, The Kentucky Cycle, Bonnie and Clyde: the Musical, Just Say No, The Colored Museum and Bash: Latterday Plays. Trevor has worked with numerous Los Angeles theatres, including the Chance Theater, South Coast Repertory, Circle X Theatre, Theatre of NOTE and the Pasadena Playhouse. His productions have been lauded by every major press outlet in Southern Califor1nia and have received nominations from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Los Angeles Weekly Theatre Awards, among others. Trevor teaches directing and dramatic literature at California State University, Long Beach, and received his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of California, Irvine. He sends love to his partner, Shawn, and their menagerie, Prior and Gwendolyn.