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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: Cast Members Talk THE LEHMAN TRILOGY on KPIX CBS News Bay Area

Aaron Krohn, Howard W. Overshown, and John Heffernan stopped by CBS to discuss The Lehman Trilogy, running at A.C.T. through June 23rd. Watch the interview here!
Casts Set for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING & FORGIVENESS at Barrington Stage

Barrington Stage Company has revealed the casts for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING, and FORGIVENESS. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Photos: First Look At THE LEHMAN TRILOGY At American Conservatory Theater

See brand-new production photos from the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award® winning production, The Lehman Trilogy, performing at A.C.T.’s Toni Rembe Theater now through Sunday, June 23, 2024.
Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at Kansas City Actors Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy studies American Dream Mythology as seen through the eyes of Italian playwright and poet Stefano Massini. The English translation by Ben Power transfigures itself into an absorbing and poignant exercise in stellar storytelling as one might imagine it by three brothers around a metaphorical campfire.
Video: Watch a Trailer for LONDON TIDE at the National Theatre

Watch a Trailer for London Tide, playing at the Lyttelton Theatre until 22 June, in the video here!
Elizabeth Marvel to Star in US Premiere of MEDEA at Red Bull Theater

Join Elizabeth Marvel in MEDEA, a unique adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Daniel Fish, as part of Red Bull Theater's 20th Anniversary Festival. Learn how to purchase tickets.
American Conservatory Theater to Close Out 23/24 Season with THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

American Conservatory Theater will close its 2023/24 season with the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award winning production, The Lehman Trilogy. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at ACT Theatre

At first glance, Dear Readers, Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy”, as adapted by Ben Power and currently playing at ACT, may seem like a daunting task. I mean, a 3-and-a-half-hour play (thankfully with two intermissions) about bankers. It doesn’t sound like a rollicking good time. It sounds like the theatrical equivalent of eating your vegetables. Well, with a scintillating script and stunning performances from the three actors in the play, these vegetables have been sauteed to perfection and spiced and sauced to delicious result.
KCAT Kicks Off Season 20 with THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

Kansas City Actors Theatre will kick off its 2024/2025 20th Anniversary Season of productions with the award-winning The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted to English by Ben Power.
Photos: First Look at LONDON TIDE at the National Theatre

Ahead of opening night, the National Theatre has released first look production photos for the world premiere of London Tide. Check out the photos here!
Photos: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara has released production photos from the much-anticipated production of Troy Blendell, Chris Butler and Leo Marks starring in The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Oánh Nguyễn. Check them out here!
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Opens at ACT This Month

ACT Contemporary Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for The Lehman Trilogyby Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, starting April 27 and extended by popular demand to May 19.
Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, Beginning This Week

Join Ensemble Theatre Company for the opening night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Oahn Nguyen, on April 6 at New Vic Theatre, Santa Barbara.
Berkshire Comedy Festival Finds New Home at Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company will be the new home of the Berkshire Comedy Festival. Learn more about the festival.
Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at Pioneer Theatre Company is Living History

Pioneer Theatre Company’s Utah premiere of the lauded THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is the inaugural production in the brand-new Meldrum Theatre at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse. The three-part play is a history book that’s come alive, narrated by the three actors, who also each take on various roles throughout the narrative that spans two centuries. 
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG & More Set for Theatre Calgary's 24-25 Season

Theatre Calgary has revealed its 2024-25 season of  plays. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
Original Cast Members Petrina Bromley and Astrid Van Wieren Join COME FROM AWAY in Gander

The full cast, band and creative team have been revealed for director Jillian Keiley’s second season of Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s Come From Away, set to run June 28, 2024 - September 1, 2024, at the Joseph R Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Photos: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara's THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

All new photos have been released from Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara's production of The Lehman Trilogy, starring Troy Blendell, Chris Butler and Leo Marks. Check out the photos here!
Arden Theatre Company Extends THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, Now Playing Through April

Arden Theatre Company extends the run of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY until April 14.
Video: Get A First Look at THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at The Arden Theatre

Get a first look at The Lehman Trilogy, the 2022 Tony Award winner for Best Play as it makes its highly anticipated Philadelphia premiere March 13 at Arden Theatre Company. Check out the video!

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How many shows has Ben Power written?

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

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