Ben Stone

Artistic Director, deviser, performer, producer, teacher, director, writer, administrator. Ben is a co-founder of Zuppa Theatre Co. whose work has toured throughout Canada, in the U.S. and U.K.. With Zuppa he has co-created 17 original productions. An emerging playwright, Ben has written two scripts for Zuppa. Slowly I Turn was nominated for six Theatre Nova Scotia Awards including Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian Playwright and won two, including Outstanding Production. A prototype version of At This Hour was nominated for three Theatre Nova Scotia Awards, including Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian Playwright. Work as an actor outside of Zuppa includes; Two Planks and a Passion, Festival Antigonish, Saint John Theatre Company, Shakespeare by the Sea and Vertical City Performance. Ben has directed three shows for Zuppa as well as productions for Neptune Theatre School, Dalhousie University, Opera Nova Scotia and Festival Antigonish. Ben co-created and starred in TRANSFER, which won the Best Atlantic Short award at the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival. A specialist in devised creation and performance he has taught at Dalhousie, Acadia, King’s College, U of  T, UCB, MSVU, Cleveland State, Magnetic North and Neptune Theatre. Ben studied at Dalhousie University’s Theatre Department and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier in London, England