Ben Ribler is a non-union actor, playwright, teaching artist, and puppeteer. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, he continues to work in the DC Metro Area, both on stage and screen.
Some notable theaters and venues have included Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1st Stage, The Atlas Performing Arts Center (Capital Fringe 2016 & 2017), The Hylton Performing Arts Center, The Lorton Workhouse, and the Drama Learning Center (home to Red Branch Theatre Company). His screen work can be seen on Investigation Discovery, in webseries and in short films.
Ben's original plays have been performed in University festivals, including the Mason Players' Ten-Minute Play Festival, and a staged reading with Catholic University's CenterStage Theatre Company.
He graduated from George Mason University in May of 2017, with a degree in Theater and a concentration in Stage and Screen Performance. Ben is also a Teaching Artist with Acting For Young People, and has experience instructing for both their After School and Summer Camp programs.
When not performing, writing or teaching, Ben enjoys video games, finding new TV shows, and spending time with loved ones. He appreciates you checking out his website! Thank you!
THE GREAT SOCIETY
Presented by Arena Stage
"Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play All the Way set the stage for President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s sudden ascent to the White House.
In its D.C. premiere, The Great Society brings the second half of Schenkkan’s epic story to its harrowing conclusion. As America is divided by civil rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects.
Jack Willis reprises his 'stunning performance' (Broadway World) in this political thrill ride that explores the America of our past to better understand the America of today."
Ben joins an incredible cast in telling the epic story of Lyndon B. Johnson's rise and fall from power, all in the style of a great Shakespearean Tragedy.
The show runs from February 2nd through March 11th, 2018.
Information on the show can be found here, and tickets can be purchased here.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (SYMPHONIC METAL VERSION)
Presented by Landless Theatre Company
“A new Metal Theatre production from the team that brought you Sweeney Todd (Prog Metal Version). Created with permission from Tony-Award® Winning Playwright-Composer Rupert Holmes, this “choose-your-own-ending” musical- based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens- takes audiences on a new adventure every night. Every performance is different- the audience solves the mystery!”
Ben joins the cast as Victor Grinstead, who himself plays the fiery-tempered Neville Landless. Come see this intense metal-fueled production and decide for yourself what role he plays in the disappearance of Edwin Drood.
Is Neville a lover reunited? Is he the detective, Dick Datchery? Or could he be the very murderer they’ve been searching for? Come interrogate the cast- their metal will soon be tested!
The show performs at the Logan Fringe Space in Northeast DC, running from April 5th through April 29th. Stay tuned for information on purchasing tickets.