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Ben Steinfeld

Ben Steinfeld

Part-time Faculty
B.A., Brown University, 2001
M.F.A., Brown University, 2005

Ben Steinfeld is an actor, director, musician, and teacher. Ben recently made his Broadway debut in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson , and acted in and co-directed the critically acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of Cymbeline , presented Off-Broadway by Theatre for a New Audience. He has acted in everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to musicals and world premieres at leading theaters around the country, including: The Public Theater, Center Theatre Group, Portland Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Repertory. On TV, he has appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In addition to teaching courses at Gallatin on acting, musical theater, and theater history, Ben is co-creator of the Gallatin Theater Workshop, director of the Master's Thesis Showcase, associate artistic director for the Gallatin Arts Festival, and the recipient of two Jewish studies grants. He has also been a guest faculty member at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, a guest instructor at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and a teaching artist at the McCarter Theater and Acting Manitou. Ben is a co-founder of Fiasco Theater, where he has directed several plays, and an artistic associate with the OBIE-winning Les Freres Corbusier. Also a singer and musician, he has narrated four young people's concerts for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and helped create an evening of Shakespeare and Ellington with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Please visit http://www.fiascotheater.com and http://www.bensteinfeld.net.


Professor Ben Steinfeld served as the Artistic Director for the 2014 Masters Thesis Showcase.  


Contact Information

Ben Steinfeld

Part-time Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 608
(212) 998-7361
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Office Hours
Monday (11-12 by appt)


2015 Summer

Summer Classical Theater Intensive: Shakespeare in Performance

2015 Fall

Something to Sing About: Acting in Musical Theatre
Mon 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

2014 Summer

Summer Classical Theater Intensive: Shakespeare in Performance
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2014 Spring

Acting: Rehearsing the Play
Mon 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2014 Fall

Something to Sing About: Acting in Musical Theatre
Mon 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

acting; directing; theatre history; music; Shakespeare; 20th-century American drama; musical theatre

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