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Ben Power is a British dramaturg and playwright. Since 2010 he has been an associate director of the National Theatre. He studied English at Cambridge University. He often collaborates with Rupert Goold and his Headlong company. He was dramaturg and Literary Associate on A Disappearing Number for Complicite, which won the 2007 Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier awards for Best Play.

In 2011 he wrote the adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's epic Emperor and Galiean for the National Theater. He also participated that year in the Bush Theatre's project Sixty Six Books, for which he wrote a piece based on a book of the King James Bible.

Since it opened in 2013 he has overseen the National Theatre's temporary space, The Shed. His new version of Euripides' Medea, starring Helen McCrory in the eponymous role, ran at the National Theatre from July to September 2014.

In 2015 he was appointed deputy artistic director of the National Theatre; the role had not previously existed. Since that appointment he has condensed three works by D. H. Lawrence into a single play, presented as Husbands and Sons in the National's Dorfman theatre.

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Video: See Steven Skybell in Rehearsal for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at The Huntington

Watch Steven Skybell perform the opening monologue of The Lehman Trilogy in rehearsal at The Huntington.

Joshua David Robinson, Steven Skybell, Firdous Bamji & Joe LaRocca to Star in THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at The Huntington

The Huntington has announced the cast and creative team of The Lehman Trilogy, the 2022 Tony Award-winning Best Play by Stefano Massini, adapted to English by Ben Power, and directed by longtime ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff.

TimeLine Theatre Company to Present THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, and More in 2023-24 Season

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, has announced its 27th season. The company's 2023-24 subscription season will launch in September with the previously announced Chicago premiere of the internationally acclaimed THE LEHMAN TRILOGY presented at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse.

Hana Sharif Will Step Down as Artistic Director Of The Rep

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) announced that Hana Sharif is stepping down as its Augustin Family Artistic Director after a five-year tenure leading the top regional theatre and advancing its legacy of artistic excellence to become Artistic Director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, MOBY DICK & More Set for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 2023-24 Season

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced its 2023-2024 season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Canadian Stage Announces Thrilling 2023-24 Season Featuring THE INHERITANCE And More

Nearing the end of the company’s first full season since 2019 - a season that saw audiences eagerly returning to the joy and thrill of live theatre, bringing back pre-pandemic subscription levels, full houses, and sold-out shows – Canadian Stage has announced an ambitious 23.24 season defined by thrilling and urgently relevant contemporary theatre and performance work from Canada and around the world.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & More Set for ACT Theatre 2023/24 Season

Seattle's ACT Theatre has announced its 2023-2024 season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT & More Set for Pioneer Theatre Company 2023-24 Season

Pioneer Theatre Company has announced its 2023-2024 season lineup, marking the theatre company’s 62nd season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Bryan Cranston, ANIMAL FARM & More Receive 2022 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the award recipients for 2022. See the full list here!

Arden Theatre Company 36th Season Features World Premiere By Lorene Cary, Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, And More

Arden Theatre Company's mission is to bring great stories by great storytellers to the stage, in the classroom, and the community and the theatre's 36th season seeks to exemplify that mission.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for ZACH Theatre 2023-2024 Season

ZACH Theatre has announced three of the 2023–24 Season productions in addition to the return of Austin’s hottest holiday tradition, Dave Steakley’s rockin’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Broadway Aimed HIPPEST TRIP " THE SOUL TRAIN MUSICAL & More Set for A.C.T. 2023/24 Season

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. See the lineup, and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE DOCTOR Starring Juliet Stevenson to Begin Performances in June at Park Avenue Armory

This summer, Park Avenue Armory will stage the North American premiere of Robert Icke's multi-award-winning West End hit, The Doctor. See how to purchse tickeets!

Original Cast Members To Swap Roles For COME FROM AWAY Gander Production

Original Broadway cast members Petrina Bromley, who will play Beverley & Others and Astrid Van Wieren who will play Diane & Others. Bromley and Wieren played each other's roles in the original production of the musical.

Columbia School Of The Arts Presents MEDEA; Directed By Tiffani Swalley

Columbia University School of the Arts present (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2023) production of Medea.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, Bryan Cranston, Zachary Quinto & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its 2022 nominees for theatrical excellence. See the full list of nominees!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Last night was the official opening night of the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' The Lehman Trilogy at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Check out photos from the red carpet, as well as the post-show party at The Londoner hotel!

Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, Gillian Lynne Theatre

Sam Mendes' The Lehman Trilogy has criss-crossed the Atlantic since 2008, picking up numerous nominations and awards along the way. An epic history of Western capitalism and a masterclass in theatrical storytelling, it now makes a dazzling return to the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Chicago Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Open TimeLine Theatre 2023-24 Season

TimeLine Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere production of the internationally acclaimed and Tony Award-winning play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, will open the company’s upcoming 2023-2024 season.

Photos: First Look at THE LEHMAN TRILOGY as it Returns to London

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award® winning production of The Lehman Trilogy has returned to London. Check out all new photos of the cast here!

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Ben Power has written 1 shows including The Lehman Trilogy (Adaptor).

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