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Episode 16: Director, Benjamin Viertel


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Join Director, Benjamin Viertel, as he and Lorens chat about playing grandfather in a school play, converting to Judaism, directing, Hillary Clinton and other subtly connected but carelessly unrelated things.

Music credit: "I wish I were Free" by Lorens Chuno

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More about Benjamin Viertel

Benjamin Viertel (Director) Directing work includes "[blank] mylife", a new webseries, upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Bill C. Davis’ "Father-Land", and "Avenue Q" (Bristol Valley Theater). Previous work includes "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant" (2016 Resident Artist at Abrons Arts Center), "Fireface" (2015 Resident Artist at The Brick) "Grindr: The Musical!" (WINNER Best Director, West Village Musical Theater Festival and WINNER Best Director, Theater Now New York Sound Bites Festival), "Secondhand Shakespeare" (WINNER Best Director, WVMTF at Bessie Schonberg Theater New York Live Arts), Clipped (Atlantic Stage 2), "Inexperienced Love" (NYC Fringe Festival, Players’ Theater, Festival of New American Musicals, LA, WINNER Best Musical). Former Artistic Manager of National Theater for Student Artists. Current Artistic Director of Third Space. Member of the Kennedy Center Director’s Lab. 2015-2016 Manhattan Theater Club Directing Fellow. Graduate of John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Upcoming: Orpheus Unsung at the Guthrie Theater.
Education: Carnegie Mellon University.


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