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BEN BECKLEY is a Brooklyn-based actor and writer.

His wide-ranging credits include Broadway tours and experimental theater, television and musicals, devised theater, classical drama, and even performance art.

His recent performances include Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds (dir. Rachel Chavkin) at Long Wharf and ACT, Dying For It (dir. Neil Pepe) at Atlantic Theater Company, and the first national tour of Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher (dir. Alex Timers and Roger Rees).

As a member of The Assembly, which The New York Times dubbed "a cutting-edge young theater collective," Ben has premiered six original productions, all directed by his wife, Jess Chayes.

From 2005 through 2009, he created four projects with the experimental theater company Temporary Distortion, and performed with them at several major venues in New York (P.S. 122The Chocolate FactoryThe Ontological-Hysteric Theater, CUNY's Prelude Festival) and internationally (Mois Multi and Usine C - Canada, The Via/Exit Festivals - France, The Salzburg Festival - Austria). 

Ben studied for six years with Emmy Award-winning director Gene Lasko and Tony Award-winning actor Reed Birney. He's also studied vocal performance with Susan Eichhorn Young and Kabuki dance with Sachiyo Ito.

Ben grew up in Lexington, Virginia and holds a B.A. in Dramatic Literature from Princeton University.