Benjamin Curns

Company member 2014–2017

PlayMakers: Sweeney Todd, Three Sisters, Peter and the Starcatcher, Disgraced, An Enemy of the People, Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and director of staged reading of King Lear for the Shakespeare Marathon series commemorating Shakespeare’s 400th birthday.

New York: American Globe Theatre, ShakespeareNYC, The Fall Collection, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Theatre-Studio Inc., Roust Theatre Company, Strawberry Festival of New Plays, Blunt Theatre Company, NYC Playwrights

Regional: Cortland Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Company, Hampstead Stage Company, Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, and 16 seasons at American Shakespeare Center including the title roles in Richard III, Hamlet Q1, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Henry VIII.

Film: Berenice (UNL), Jew of Malta, The Summoning of Everyman (Grandfather Films).

Memberships: Actors Equity Association, Society of American Fight Directors.

Awards: Best Scene Award, Interns’ Award, and The David L. Whooley Founder’s Award for Excellence in Unarmed Combat at the 2016 SAFD National Stage Combat Workshop

Education/Training: MFA Candidate UNC Chapel Hill Professional Actor Training Program 2017; BA SUNY Cortland; American Academy of Dramatic Arts; certified Actor/Combatant with Society of American Fight Directors, Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate

Shows at Playmakers

Disgraced September 16, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Intimate Apparel January 25, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Peter and the Starcatcher November 18, 2015 - December 12, 2015
A Midsummer Night's Dream November 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Sweeney Todd March 30, 2016 - April 23, 2016
An Enemy of the People February 25, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Three Sisters January 20, 2016 - February 7, 2016
The Crucible October 19, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Into the Woods November 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014