Ben Ribler is a non-union (EMC) actor, playwright, and puppeteer. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, he continues to work in the DC Metro Area, both on stage and screen.
As an actor, he has worked with Arena Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theatre, Capital Fringe and Red Branch Theater Company, and at venues such as The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Hylton Performing Arts Center and The Lorton Workhouse. Onscreen, his work can be seen in various short films, on Investigation Discovery's Evil Kin, and in the upcoming feature film, Josh Taylor's Prom Date.
Ben's original plays have been performed in University festivals, including the Mason Players' Ten-Minute Play Festival, as well as a staged reading with Catholic University's CenterStage Theatre Company. His profile on New Play Exchange contains a more comprehensive list of works.
He is also a puppeteer, with experience portraying all sorts of zany characters- from the fruit and vegetable friends of Pocket Change Theatre Company's family-friendly War & Peas to Alfred Packer, the blood-hungry protagonist of HalfMad Theatre's inventive puppet-filled production of Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical.
Ben 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 MASTER AND MARGARITA
Presented by Constellation Theatre Company
"This deliciously subversive adaptation of Bulgakov’s classic Russian novel invites you to surrender to a fantastical world of Faustian romance, political satire and religious inquiry.
When the Devil and his cohorts arrive in Moscow, death, destruction, and phantasmagorical events sweep through the city. Only the Master, a writer incarcerated in a mental institution for speaking the truth, and Margarita, his passionate and courageous lover, can hope to end the diabolical extravaganza."
Ben joins the cast of this dark, passionate, hilarious show, understudying the roles of both Ivan- the soft-spoken poet gone insane- and Fagott, the clever but maniacal henchman of Satan himself.
The show performs at Source Theatre from February 1st through March 3rd.
More information on the show, including where to buy tickets, can be found here.
THAT SUMMER, 2O17
Presented by 2Shoes Films
This sweet, two-person short film directed by Nathan Kim, stars Ben with Ashton Barnes as high school seniors who decide to ditch school to go on one last adventure before adulthood. Filled with beautiful cinematography, charming humor and a great script, this is going to be one you won't want to miss.
More info on this project to come!
JOSH TAYLOR'S PROM DATE
Presented by Golden Touch Films
"Josh Taylor and his nerdy friends usually go unnoticed through high school until they get into a quarrel with the school's basketball star, and suddenly finds himself betting his entire future he can get a hotter prom date than him."
Ben joins the cast of this wacky and raunchy feature film directed by Andy Pett, and is excited to dive right into this comedy that takes inspiration from such classics as Sixteen Candles and American Pie.
Check out the film's IMDB page to keep up to date with all things involving this production, and look for more information on this website soon!