Ben Grant – TREASURER
Ben Grant is an award winning performer, sound designer, composer, dramaturge and writer.
A NIDA acting graduate, Ben had the opportunity to collborate with world renowned Quebecois theatre maker Robert Lepage as an actor/author in Ex Machina’s Playing Cards: Hearts from 2013 to 2015. He has also performed for Ridiculusmus, Melbourne Theatre Company, Radio National, Bell Shakespeare and many others including world premieres by Nick Enright, Hannie Rayson, Jane Bodie and currently plays Pablo Picasso in Lemony S Theatre’s delightful Picasso And His Dog.
His path in sound began (via singer/songwriting) as musical director of Pork Chop Productions’ acclaimed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and spinoff The Players. Ben has since created sound and music for Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir, Radio National, Bell Shakespeare and many others including Black Hole Theatre’s Caravan and Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s Coranderrk: We Will Show The Country.
In 2012 Ben won Best Male Independent Melbourne Performance in Angus Cerini’s acclaimed Save For Crying at La Mama Theatre and was nominated for his sound design in Peter Evan’s production of A Behanding in Spokane. In 2015 he dramaturged Chamber Made Opera’s subterranean Captives Of The City which won Best Design and Realisation in Melbourne Contemporary Performance. In 2017 he was nominated for his sound design in Nathan Maynard’s acclaimed The Season which won Best Production in the Melbourne Green Room awards.
Ben has also made four solo shows: his latest is the horror electropera The Rug.