Isaac Bush is an award-winning international actor and practitioner based in New York City. His work as a practitioner has fueled the birth and current endeavors of The Circle Theater of New York (CTNY), of which he serves as the Artistic Director. Bush is also a co-founder of the Chinese-based production company, International Spice. Under Isaac’s leadership, CTNY has built an ensemble of artists that create or adapt work geared toward social justice and international cultural awareness, often presented in site-specific locations. CTNY has premiered and toured both domestically and internationally with titles including an original adaption of Woyzeck, the premiere of FLASH FLASH BANG BOOM, premiere of The MOUNTAIN, premiere of Trail of Crumbs and Strangers with the National Theater of Luxembourg (TNL), Wellspring, The Doomsday Cabaret, and the ongoing Brooklyn LIVE ART Market. Isaac’s work garnered him a win at the Innovative Theater Awards for creating The MOUNTAIN. His work continues in numerous projects for both stage and film.
As a performer, Isaac has worked both internationally and regionally in the US, on tour, and extensively in his home base of New York City. Recent acting credits include Whisky Jack at the New York International Fringe Festival, Trail of Crumbs and Strangers with CTNY & TNL, and Killer Joe, All New People, Brooklyn Boy Made Good for Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg City. Recent television credits include Girls (HBO), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Discovery ID), and Dirty Little Lies (Investigation Discovery). Isaac will host the Luxembourg Filmprais in September 2018 and is a co-creator and co-host of The Doomsday Cabaret.
Bush holds an MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a BA from Hope College, Certificate from the British-American Drama Academy, and a Certificate form the GLCA New York Arts Program. He has served as a guest instructor for Hope College, guest theater director at the NYU Gallatin School, and continues his work as an instructor and director of physical and devised theater to gear minds toward alternative and form-breaking practices.