Lighting, Scenic, and Projection Designer
Ben Levine brings over a decade of experience to his roles as the Producing Director of Extreme Lengths Productions; Director of Production/Technical Director at Dance Place in Washington, DC; and Production Manager at the National Performance Network. In addition, he is a freelance lighting, scenic, and projection designer.
In 2012, Ben was named "Best Up-For-Anything Technical Director" by the Washington City Paper. He has served as a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards. In 2016 he conceived and produced the Kitchen Sink Fest, a mega-collaborative one-minute dance extravaganza featuring DC’s 22 most daring dance makers. In 2017, Ben created and produced the Momentum Series, nine movement-based installation works, which engaged audiences in a series of dream-like environments. Also in 2017, Ben was awarded a Sister Cities grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) which enabled him to travel to Pretoria, South Africa to collaborate with Usuthu Arts Productions for a performance at the South African State Theater. In 2018, he created and produced Filament, a three-week exhibition featuring live music, installation art, and dance performance.
Additional recent awards have included the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship (2018, 2019, 2020), DCCAH project grant (2018, 2019, 2020), and Anacostia Arts Center Performing Arts Incubator Artist in Residence (2019). Ben holds degrees in Theater Arts and Mathematics from Drew University.