Ben Ribler, as Alfred Packer, carries the show on his shoulders (and hands) just like a good leading man should do. His characterization of a guy put in an impossible situation and ultimately doing what he had to do is just terrific.
— Elliot Lanes, BroadwayWorld (Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical)
It was a real pleasure to see [Ben Ribler] rock out with complete abandon.
— Michael Poandl, DCMetroTheaterArts (Spring Awakening)
Ben Ribler handles Anthony’s awkwardness with ease, and shows a greater complexity as the play develops.
— Jeffery Walker, DC Theatre Scene (The House Of Yes)
 Photo credit: Nathan Garduno

Photo credit: Nathan Garduno

 Director of  Arachnophobia , wirh cast

Director of Arachnophobia, wirh cast

 with Acting For Young People

with Acting For Young People

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.

He has performed with Arena Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theatre, Capital Fringe and Red Branch Theater Company, and at venues such as 1st Stage, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Hylton Performing Arts Center and The Lorton Workhouse. Onscreen, his 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! 

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Presented by Rorschach Theatre, in partnership with Hissing Black Cat Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Pointless Theatre, Theater Alliance, and Young Playwright's Theater

"Rorschach will lead a collaboration with five other theatre companies and more than 30 artists to make something unimaginable for one night only.
Drawing from the inkblot test for which Rorschach Theatre was named, all participating artists will be shown a single, distinctive piece of visual art. Under the aesthetic mentorship of different theatre companies, each team of director, playwright and actors will have just one week to create, develop and stage a performance based on that work of art.
On Saturday, June 2nd this single image explodes into six wildly different visions that showcase the aesthetics of six of DC’s best small theatres."

Ben joins a team of actors, playwrights and directors, to perform in a brand-new ten-minute play for one night only. Performances on June 2nd are at 5PM, 7PM and 9PM. 

Get your tickets here!