Ben Stark

ProfessorBen Stark

Associate Director of Production and Facilities

107 Nichols Hall


M.F.A., Yale University, Technical Design and Production; B.A., The University of Iowa, Theatre and English.

Courses taught

Drama Participation, Fundamentals of Technical Production, Advanced Technical Production, Technical Direction and Design, AutoCAD for Theatre, Advanced AutoCAD, Senior Seminar, Fundamentals of Theatre Management.

Job description

As Technical Director, Ben coordinates production activities with all departments to physically realize the productions. In addition, he prepares scenic budgets, drafts technical drawings, as well as manages labor.

In various other roles, Ben oversees the creation and dissemination of promotional materials and programs, performance rights, and contracts and coordinates facilities use and scheduling for the School.


Ben has been a part of numerous theatrical projects while pursuing his degrees, as well as working at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre in Winchester, VA, and Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, VA, Project Manager for Mystic Scenic Studios, Inc. outside of Boston, MA, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Recently, Ben has worked Off-Broadway at Soho Rep and various projects for Hudson Scenic Studios.

Favorite quote

"I hear, I forget; I see, I remember; I do, I understand" – Chinese Proverb