Photo by Lou Daprile.
Benjamin Benne is a 2017-18 McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights’ Center and was previously a 2016-17 Many Voices Fellow. He is a winner of the Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award, runner-up for the National Latino Playwriting Award, finalist for the Princess Grace Award, and a semifinalist for the Blue Ink Playwriting Award. His work has been produced by Annex Theatre, Forward Flux Productions, and Pillsbury House Theatre, as well as developed by The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week, Two River Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Umbrella Project, Parley, and The Playwrights’ Center, among others. His plays have been finalists for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Headwaters New Play Festival, and Austin Playhouse’s Festival of New Plays. He was born and raised in Los Angeles County, considers Seattle his home, and currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.
Selected works are available to read in full at New Play Exchange.