Ben is an actor, playwright and the Creative Producer of Fairly Lucid Productions.
A graduate of the 2002 St Martin's Performance Ensemble in Melbourne Australia, Ben trained with the Atlantic Theater Company in New York.
As a playwright, Ben's first play "Pick A Card" won 3rd prize in the St Martins Playwriting Competition in 2002. In 2004 he was commissioned to write "Short Trip" for St Martins' as part of the Scattergun Project, which took out St Martin's Best Play that year. "Go, Fish" was short listed for St Martin's Play of the Year in 2005. Also in 2005, he was one of the few Australian delegates at World Interplay – an International Playwrights festival, was invited by the Melbourne Writers Festival to be a guest speaker and panelist and was listed by MX magazine as one of the top 10 emerging writers to watch out for. In 2006, by Riverland Theatre Company to cowrite and dramaturge "HOONS which was performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2007. Ben's work has also been performed and received workshops throughout Australia, New York and Canada. "interrogation' his award winning piece for the 2004 Melbourne International Fringe Festival was translated into Spanish, adapted to a short film shot in Mexico and was seen in an updated version on Toronto's stage for the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2009. His latest project to write, alongside composer Juleiaah Boehm, the lyrics for all the songs in the The Reckoning.
As a producer, Ben was the co-curator for the Melbourne Fringe Festival at St Martins Youth Arts Centre in Australia, and has directed his staged readings within Australia and Canada. He also coaches actors across Canada with John Robert Powers Academy. He was also the Creative Producer for Door in Foot Theatre Initiative in Canada for their production of “Blackbird” in 2009. He has re-established Fairly Lucid Productions, his production company back in Australia.
As an actor he took out the Peer and Audience awards in St Martin's 2002 Season of New International Work and received an "Honourable Mention" for his performance in the 2004 Melbourne International Fringe Festival. Recent credits: The Subtle Art of Flirting (Tunk Productions), The Reckoning, Raton Laveur (Fairly Lucid Productions) interrogation (Toronto Fringe Festival), Scrooge (Stage West) Binary (White Raven Productions - Toronto Fringe Festival), Something from Nothing (Cascade Theatre) Tessa King's One Last (Summerworks Festival) Romeo & Juliet (Company X), The Scattergun Project (St Martin's), Phaedra's Love (Organised Chaos). Ben has appeared in numerous film and tv both in Canada and Australia including Moonman (ABC), Quiz (Nobull Productions), Elephant (VCA Film School), Buck Wild (Eye Candy Productions), Highly Unlikely & Cheap Tickets (20 Buck Films), Mediocre Milo (Smug Pictures) Crash Zone II (Disney Channel), B.J. Fletcher Season 2 (Bee Charmer Productions) and was last seen in Fat Tony & Co for Screentime Australia on Ch9.