Ben Benne

About Ben Benne

Benjamin Benne is a 2016-17 Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellow. He is doing a one-year residency at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, MN. Ben was also a finalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. He participated in a "Leda and the Swan" bake-off with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Ben was also a participant in the New York Theatre Intensives 2011 summer conservatory (in association with EST/NY) and in the 2013 NoPassport Playwriting Intensive with OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. His trilogy of mortality-themed plays (Terra Incognita, What / Washed Ashore / Astray, and at the very bottom of a body of water) each achieved semi-finalist status in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference in consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016 respectively). at the very bottom of a body of water was also a 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist and is currently in development with Umbrella Project. Terra Incognita had its world premiere (dir. Pilar O'Connell) at Annex Theatre (Summer 2016).
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Jeremy O. Harris: The Rihanna of Playwriting

Jeremy O. Harris talks about his new play "Daddy" (& his obsession with pop culture) which will play as part of The Flux Salon series June 12 & 13th, 2017.

June 8th, 2017|

Claire Kiechel explores the universe

Claire Kiechel talks about her new play "PILGRIMS" which will play as part of the Studio 45 workshop series May 16 -20th, 2017.

May 15th, 2017|

Lindsay Joelle: A Playwright with an Explorer’s Heart (much like her protagonist)

Lindsay Joelle talks about her new play "A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7" which will be at The Flux Salon in March, 2017.

March 8th, 2017|

By the numbers – 2016

At Forward Flux, we believe that actions speak louder than words. So many organizations spend time preparing mission statements and equity initiatives, and yet year after year, we see so little results. As our 2016 season comes to a close (our 2nd full season), let’s take a look back at the data and let the numbers speak for themselves.

November 30th, 2016|

Benjamin Benne on cultural appropriation

Benjamin Benne chats with Pilar O'Connell and Wesley Fruge about his newest play LAS MARIPOSAS Y LOS MUERTOS showing at The Flux Salon in November 2016. It centers on a girl group on the verge of breaking out on the national music scene.

October 31st, 2016|

Sarah Bernstein’s new play takes the stage

This past June, playwright Sarah Bernstein flew to Seattle from her home in New York to work with the Forward Flux creative team on bringing her thrilling new play, "The Summer House," to the stage for its' world premiere.

September 5th, 2016|

Kilroys Aim To Slay the Theatrical Patriarchy …But Is Seattle Contributing to the War Effort?

On June 21st, in response to the claim that artistic directors couldn't find plays by women to produce, the Kilroys released The List for a third year. Are Seattle theater companies presenting enough of these new plays?

August 10th, 2016|

A conversation with Sarah Saltwick

In Tender Rough Rough Tender, we meet a firefighter named Mike and a waitress named Bell, who are in the midst of an escalating heat wave. Playwright Sarah Saltwick wrote this play during her Jerome Fellowship year at the Playwrights’ Center in 2013.

August 3rd, 2016|
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