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Ben Winspear

Ben Winspear


As a director Ben has steered a number of new productions for Sydney Theatre Company, where he was Resident Director for three years including Morph, These People, This Little Piggy, Metamorphosis and Thyestes.  He also co-directed Victory for STC, ran numerous play readings and developments and judged for the Patrick White Award and Young Writers Award.

Other productions include Saved at NIDA, Insect!, Pantagleize, and Monkey for UNSW, Macbeth, King Lear, The Tempest with STC Education, The Bluebird – Cranbrook School, Silver at Downstairs Belvoir and The Feather in the Web for Griffin Theatre

As Associate Artist for Griffin Theatre he was Associate Director on Gloria, and for three years was responsible for running the artist development programmes there.

As assistant director, Ben has worked with Barrie Kosky (on three productions, Oedipus, Women of Troy and La Grand Macabre), Robyn Nevin (Don Parties On), Howard Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Garry McDonald (Stones in His Pockets), and Jean Piere Mignon (The Miser).

In Tasmania he has directed Monkey for Big Monkey, The Gardens of Paradise with Ten Days on the Island,Twelve Times He Spoke for Blue Cow, and Gruesome Playground Injuries for Tas Theatre Co.

For Archipelago Productions Ben has directed most recently the sellout seasons of The Maids by Jean Genet and Winterreise by Franz Shubert. His production of  The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini re-opened The Theatre Royal and Venus and Adonis premiered at St David’s Cathedral during the pandemic and then toured regionally with Ten Days On The Island.