Ben Spatz
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Rite of the Butcher (November 5 in NYC)

Started Oct 4, 2011 0 Replies

Urban Research Theater presentsRITE OF THE BUTCHERCreated and performed by Ben SpatzA visceral fable about the power of fantasy and the fantasy of power. A history of the universe as told by the…Continue


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Performer, Teacher, Researcher
Ben Spatz has over ten years of experience as a director, performer, and leader of theatrical research. He founded Urban Research Theater in 2004 and continues to lead its investigation into song as action. Ben lives in New York City, where he is a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center and a teaching fellow at Brooklyn College.

Ben holds a B.A. from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University, where he studied with Hope Weissman and Pedro Alejandro. He lived in Poland from 2003-2005, first as an ensemble performer with the Gardzienice Theatre Company and then as a Fulbright Fellow at the Grotowski Institute.

Ben is currently in the development phase of a dissertation project on "practice as research." His artistic and scholarly writings have appeared in New York Theatre Review, Movement Research Performance Journal, Slavic and Eastern European Performance, and Theatre Topics.

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Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz


I am a practitioner-researcher of embodied performance working at the intersection of song, action, and poetry. My work is entirely body-based and does not depend on any technologies or specific locations. The primary goal of my work is to develop technique in specific areas of embodiment that could be useful not only to performers but also to others who care about individual and group exploration through structured…


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