Benjamin Stuber | Theatre Artist

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Portrait of Benjamin Stuber

Benjamin Stuber is a New York-based theatre artist working fluidly between acting, dance and adaptation to create original material for the stage. His work concerns highly visual movement-and-text-based combinations of fiction and non-fiction sources. He is available for hire as a performer, teacher, or theatrical collaborator.

Benjamin Stuber | New York, NY | 1+ 917 340 1932 | benjamin@benjaminstuber.com

• Love in a Heat Death Universe returns!

Benjamin's solo play about nine single urbanites seeking love in the midst of a Heat Death storm of epic proportions returns for four nights as part of the Unchained Theatre Festival. Written by Angela Santillo and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, this whirlwind physical theatre performance dives into the eye of the storm in search for love and connection. Dates and times coming very soon!

• Somatic Performer Workshop 2014

Benjamin is currently recharging his psychophysical batteries amongst a talented group of theatre professionals in the 2014 Somatic Performer Workshop in Boulder, CO. This weeklong intensive, taught by Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland, concentrates on the Nervous System as a source for movement and acting form and content.

Multimedia

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  • Performance Portfolio
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Droughts (2007)
  • Images of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in P.O.S.H., foolsFURY Theatre Company, LaMama/Z Space (2012)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Nameless Nobody, da:zain at The Compound (2012)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, One Continuous Mistake at The Compound (2012)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Epona's Labyrinth, The South Wing at HERE (2011)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Epona's Labyrinth, The South Wing at HERE (2011)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Uncle Vodka, One Continuous Mistake at PS122 (2010)
  • Images of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in a modeling photo (2005) and The Asterion Project (2009)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Asterion Project (2009)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Asterion Project (2009)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Asterion Project (2009)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Endgame, One Continuous Mistake (2007)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Scab, Collision Theatre Company (2007)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Three Sisters, One Continuous Mistake (2008)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Three Sisters, One Continuous Mistake (2008)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Inanna, Convergences Theatre Collective (2008)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Inanna, Convergences Theatre Collective (2008)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Desolate Delight Project, Naropa University (2009)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Desolate Delight Project, Naropa University (2009)
  • Images of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Desolate Delight Project (2009)and teaching the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Naropa University (2008)
  • Images of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in Droughts (2007)
  • Images of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in The Tempest, Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival (2009) and Our Town, Naropa University (2008)
  • Image of theatre artist Benjamin Stuber in 23 Seconds About John Cage, Naropa University/The ATLAS Institute (2008)

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Video

Love in a Heat Death Universe "Love in a Heat Death Universe" - selection
OCM's Three Sisters Video OCM's "The Three Sisters"
OCM's Three Sisters Video OCM's "The Three Sisters"
OCM's Three Sisters Video "The Asterion Project" - selection
OCM's Three Sisters Video OCM's "Uncle Vodka" - selection

Biography

Benjamin Stuber grew up in the diminutive town of Cookeville, Tennessee, where he lived on the edge of a verdurous mountain. Introduced at a young age to a life of performance through stock musicals and American classics, he soon attended Oberlin College, studying acting, dance, visual art, and interdisciplinary performance theory. He graduated in 2003.

That summer Benjamin relocated to Chicago where through 2007 he was active in the Windy City's vibrant grassroots performance scene – working with theatre and dance companies such as Blushing Poppy Butoh, Wing and Groove Theatre Company and Collision Theatre Company while studying Butoh dance with Nicole LeGette, Capoeira Angola at the world-famous Gingarte studio, and yoga with Chicago Yoga Center founder Suddha Weixler. He joined the experimental theatre group The Anatomy Collective in 2005 as an originator of numerous roles while designing costumes and puppets, co-founded the still-active performance duo One Continuous Mistake in 2006, worked for the Art Institute of Chicago, and was named a Spareroom Artist-In-Residence in 2007.

In the fall of 2007 Benjamin was accepted to Naropa University's groundbreaking Theatre: Contemporary Performance MFA program in Boulder, CO, where he focused on technique and composition supported by a contemplative bodymind, under master teachers such as Wendell Beavers, Steve Wangh, Barbara Dilley, Leigh Fondakowski, Katsura Kan, Kevin Kuhlke, Peggy Pettitt, Leon Ingulsrud and Barney O'Hanlan. In addition to teaching, designing costumes and puppets and performing in numerous roles at Naropa, he concentrated on creating new work such as a one-man Butoh/Clown piece arising from the American heartland, a radical two-man adaptation of Chekhov's The Three Sisters by way of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and an hour-long trio dance concert based on Jorge Luis Borges's short story of the minotaur, The House of Asterion.

Benjamin now calls New York home. There he collaborates with other theatre artists to create visual stories founded and expressed through the body. In his spare time, he enjoys studying aerial arts, Tibetan Buddhist crazy wisdom, and the wilds of the NYC nightlife.

Artist's Statement

The theatre artist creates by embodying virtuosity, necessity, entertainment, composition, clarity, and beauty.

The integration of body and mind creates the essential foundation of differentiation into numerous modes of artistic expression. Where the bodymind meets the world art finds its source and direction; imagery, emotion, impulse, choice, and desire are the verbs of art, but the body, the materiel, movement, space, and time are its nouns. From this foundation, a theatre artist speaks.

He embodies psychophysical risk, fulfilling the deepest individual, communal, and cultural needs by skillfully working with the experience of each and every member of the audience always in mind.

Composing, he balances the containers of form with the contents of passion, constructing a clear path to the stars step by step.

Guiding audiences through transformation into beauty, the theatre artist assists direct perception of the world as it is.

Performance Résumé

You can also click here to download a PDF version of my headshot and résumé.

Theatre

Love in a Heat Death Universe (Multiple characters - solo show) Randoloph Curtis Rand, Dixon Place, NYC
God Grant It All Works Out Irina One Continuous Mistake, Dixon Place, NYC
Port Out, Starboard Home Mack dir. Ben Yalom, LaMama, NYC / ZSpace, SF
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Joseph Cassel dir. Taavo Smith / Benjamin Stuber, The Compound, NYC
Epona's Labyrinth Dealer / Lawyer dir. Kameron Steele, The South Wing / HERE, NYC
Uncle Vodka Serebryakov dir. Jeremy Williams, Mabou Mines Suite, NYC
A Place in France Monsieur Alligator dir. Megan Sipe, St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, NYC
H U G Performer dir. Julie Troost, Anima Product. / Stuyvesant Park, NYC
Secretary; Fantasy The Boss dir. B. Stuber and T. David, Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC
The Tempest Trinculo / Antonio dir. Paul Moser, Oberlin Theatre Festival, Oberlin, OH
Our Town George Gibbs dir. Steve Wangh, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
The Three Sisters Irina One Continuous Mistake, Boulder Fringe 2008, CPR 2012
23 Seconds on John Cage Ensemble dir. Leon Ingulsrud & Barney O'Hanlan, Naropa
Inanna Dumuzi dir. Jeremy Williams, Naropa University
Droughts Performer dir. Benjamin Stuber, Naropa University
Scab Mary Androgyny dir. Libby Ford, Collision Theater Company, Chicago
Endgame Clov One Continuous Mistake, Locus, Chicago
The Prometheus Myth Oceanid dir. Stephanie Acosta, The Anatomy Collective, Chicago
Many Things are Destroying Me Gromp/Parker dir. Stephanie Acosta, The Anatomy Collective, Chicago
How to Explain the History... Stepan Rozanov / Stalin dir. Bryan White, Wing and Groove Theatre, Chicago
Gaijin Seppuku! Performer One Continuous Mistake, Locus, Chicago
Centrifuge The Actor dir. Benjamin Stuber, Oberlin College, OH

Dance

Nameless Nobody dir. Erin Dudley, The Compound, NYC
The Plague dir. Fulya Pekar, Theatre for the New City, NYC
Dreams Dammed: Same dir. Erin Dudley, New Genre Festival XVIII, Tulsa, OK
The Desolate Delight Project dir. Barbara Dilley, Naropa University
The Asterion Project dir. Benjamin Stuber, Naropa University
Gallop of the Embryo dir. Katsura Kan, VIVA/Naropa University
Beckett:Butoh dir. Katsura Kan, The Atlas Institute/Naropa University
What Kind of Sky Do You Like? dir. Ginger Krebs, Site Unseen/Chicago Cultural Center
Untitled Butoh/Taiko Performance dir. Nicole LeGette, Blushing Poppy Butoh, Chicago
And a Lack Thereof dir. Kasey Foster, The Anatomy Collective, Chicago
Splintered Idylls dir. Devin Brain/Glen Cullen, Tangerine Arts Group

Teaching

Ensemble and Physical Theatre Fundamentals Education Director/Teacher 2011-present Sanctuary Playwright's Theatre - NYC
The Suzuki Method of Actor Training Teacher 2011-present Sanctuary Playwright's Theatre - NYC
Body on the Edge (class) Creator / Instructor 2011 The Art of Fitness - NYC
Introduction to Clown Co-teacher 2007 Naropa University - Boulder, CO
Butoh and Clown for Actors Co-teacher 2007 Locus - Chicago

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