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Ben designs sets, spaces, lighting and interactive environments. He has made installations, animations, and written performance texts.
He regularly designs lighting for theatre and dance, including: Sleepdogs’ Dark Land Light House; Thrive for Zest Theatre; Leila McMillan’s Family Portrait; Uninvited Guests’ This Last Tempest and Make Better Please; Kiln Ensemble’s The Furies; and Melanie Wilson’s Autobiographer.
Recent set design includes: Tighten Our Belts (Brighton People’s Theatre); The Mostly Everything People’s Very Important Child; Greg Wohead’s Comeback Special; Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin’s Confirmation (design consultant); Kiln Ensemble’s A Journey Around My Skull; and Melanie Wilson’s Landscape II (co-design).
As an artist/maker, he co-directs Dens & Signals, with whom he recently made/wrote Feast of the Dead.
Other recent writing includes: The Wake (co-written with Francesca Millican-Slater) and A Thousands Shards of Glass for Jane Packman Company; and An Illustrated History of Bearmingham for the Library of Birmingham/Flatpack.
He’s an associate artist of Coney.