Ben is thrilled to be here with Satiated Artists! Ben is a director, performer, musician, critic, and arts administrator based in Chicago, IL. He is passionate about new play development, community engagement, and creating artistic experiences that activate our collective imaginations by joyful means. As a writer, Ben has written theatrical criticism and features for Newcity Stage, film retrospectives for The Spool, and pop culture features for Looper.com. He is currently the Managing Director of Red Tape Theatre, where he promotes the Free Theatre Movement and the notion that art is a necessity that should not be hindered by an economic barrier. Ben is also the creator and host of the podcast “Movie: The Musical!” covering films that have been adapted into musicals for the stage.