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Benjamin Viertel

 
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Benjamin Viertel (Director) Past: LOSERVILLE (York Theater), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Bristol Valley Theater), THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (New Ohio Theater), FIREFACE (The Brick), CLIPPED (Atlantic Stage II), KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL (West End Theatre), SAD INDIE LOVE SONG (IRT ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Benjamin Viertel (Director) Past: LOSERVILLE (York Theater), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Bristol Valley Theater), THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (New Ohio Theater), FIREFACE (The Brick), CLIPPED (Atlantic Stage II), KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL (West End Theatre), SAD INDIE LOVE SONG (IRT ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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Benjamin Viertel and Lynn Clay Byrne Photo

Benjamin Viertel and Lynn Clay Byrne

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Benjamin Viertel, Akeil Davis, Juan Arturo, Katie Mack, Chad Carstarphen, Lindsay Bri Photo

Benjamin Viertel, Akeil Davis, Juan Arturo, Katie Mack, Chad Carstarphen, Lindsay Brill, Christopher Mowod, Nowani Rattray

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03/03/2020
Benjamin Viertel and the cast Photo

Benjamin Viertel and the cast

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Toro Adeyemi and Benjamin Viertel Photo

Toro Adeyemi and Benjamin Viertel

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10/18/2017

 

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Benjamin Viertel Biography

Benjamin Viertel (Director) Past: LOSERVILLE (York Theater), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Bristol Valley Theater), THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (New Ohio Theater), FIREFACE (The Brick), CLIPPED (Atlantic Stage II), KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL (West End Theatre), SAD INDIE LOVE SONG (IRT Theater), CRIMES OF THE HEART and AVENUE Q (Bristol Valley Theater); and award-winning web series BLANK MY LIFE. Benjamin has worked with BAM, Roundabout Theater Company, Huntington Theater Company, The New Group, and The Civilians. Member of Kennedy Center Director’s Lab, MTC’s Directing Fellow, The Civilians’ R&D Group, and Resident Artist at The Brick and Abrons Arts Center. Co-founder and Artistic Director of Third Space. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. www.benjaminviertel.com





Benjamin Viertel News

Brave New World's Presents New LGBTQIA Play LIVE/#2 Of Brave New Works' Trio Of New P Photo Brave New World's Presents New LGBTQIA Play LIVE/#2 Of Brave New Works' Trio Of New Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2022

Brooklyn's Brave New World Repertory Theatre has announced the second play in its fifth annual new play reading series, Brave New Works 2022: Ditmas Park. In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform. This year, the topic is: Stories from the Queer/LGBTQIA+ Community.

Brave New World Rep Presents BNWorks 2022 Photo Brave New World Rep Presents BNWorks 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Brooklyn's Brave New World Repertory Theatre has announced the fifth edition of its annual new play reading series, Brave New Works 2022: Ditmas Park. In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep (BNW) looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform.

Brave New World Rep to Present BRAVE NEW WORKS 2022: DITMAS PARK Photo Brave New World Rep to Present BRAVE NEW WORKS 2022: DITMAS PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep (BNW) looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform. This year, the topic is: Stories from the Queer/LGBTQIA+ Community.

Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations Photo Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, opening on September 30, 2021, has announced a weekly series of Community Conversations following select performances in October. 

BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations- Moderated By Robert Galinsky Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations- Moderated By Robert Galinsky
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, opening on September 30, 2021, has announced a weekly series of Community Conversations following select performances in October.  The post-performance discussions will feature a different local organization committed to restorative justice and/or prison reform, moderated by actor, writer, and activist Robert Galinsky.   

Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Opens Tonight at HERE Arts Center Photo Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Opens Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22 in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021, and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue, NYC).

BETWEEN THE BARS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE Arts Center Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22  in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021,  and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6  th   Avenue, NYC).

BETWEEN THE BARS Opens at HERE Arts Center Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Opens at HERE Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021

Between The Bars was well into rehearsal and ready to open in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit and shut down theatres around the country. After 18 months, the cast and creative team will reconnect and finally return to the stage.  Learn about the play and how to get tickets.

The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants Photo The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021

The Orchard Project today announced its 2021 programs as well as the names of participating artists and companies.

Photo Flash: First Rehearsal of BETWEEN THE BARS at HERE Arts Center Photo Photo Flash: First Rehearsal of BETWEEN THE BARS at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020

Between The Bars, a new play by ¬†Lynn Clay Byrne¬†, directed by ¬†Benjamin Viertel,¬†will begin performances on ¬†March 23¬† in advance of its opening night on March 31¬†and will initially run through April 25 at ¬†HERE Arts Center ¬†(¬†145 Sixth Avenue). Tickets are $44.50 ‚Äď $59.50 and can be purchased by visiting ¬†www.BetweentheBarsPlay.com.

Benjamin Viertel Videos

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Bites: GRINDR THE MUSICAL Part of SOUND BITES 2014
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2014

Over 80 writers, directors, actors and musicians will present 10 unique musical shorts at SOUND BITES, a one-night-only off-Broadway event. Behind the Bites introduces the creators of the musicals featured at SOUND BITES with sneak peeks from the rehearsal process. Check out the latest video, featuring Grindr the Musical below!

BWW TV: Promo for SHOWSEARCH 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2013

The Los Angeles based Festival of New American Musicals was formed specifically to cultivate new American musicals and nurture America's musical youth. SHOWSEARCH, the Festival's nation-wide search for the best ten minute musical written by 16-to-25-year-olds crowned its winners March 23rd in Los Angeles at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, in cooperation with the LAUSD. Check out the video below!