Ben Ferber

About:  Ben Ferber is a director-playwright who runs the theater company PowerOut. With fellow PowerOut Artistic Producer, Todd Brian Backus, Ben started Hot Pepper Theater in 2014. He edits half the episodes of that series, and appears on many. He is also the first featured contributor of 250-Word Reviews.... Read more Read less
Reviews (5)
YOUARENOWHERE
Financial
Hot Pepper Theater

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is a very experimental piece about a guy who starts giving a physics lecture and it's very manic and weird errors start happening. I think I learned more about special relativity than I ever did in high school. It includes some fun jumpscare situations. It's a technical marvel. It changes the theatrical landscape of what it is that we can do—regardless of what he's talking about, the tech alone, watching him use this tech alone is like, 'Oh!'" Full Review

Dot
Gramercy
250 Word Reviews

"Perhaps more meaning could have been wrung from Domingo’s writing, but Susan Stroman’s oddly-paced direction sucks all joy out of it. The actors do their best to give texture to flat caricatures...Overall 'Dot' feels out-of-touch, and its well-worn subject matter is too scantly examined to feel worth a play." Full Review

Hot Pepper Theater

"The choreography is brilliant. The stage is basically empty except for props and actors and the story is conveyed brilliantly throughout. It's magical, the writing is magical and the implementation is magical." Full Review

Connected
Midtown E
Hot Pepper Theater

"'Connected' is about the way that younger people, particularly teens, are interacting in a world of social media and how it's kind of the same as the world before social media. It tries really hard not to be technophobic. The characters start off very, very broad, but we get a clearer picture of them as real people as their plots unfold." Full Review

Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
250 Word Reviews

for a previous production "The 'whodunit' dramatic tension keeps the play exciting—Morisseau keeps giving us reasons to love the people we most suspect...Although we first see these characters as snapshots, they grow into complex people we deeply invest in, and concordantly Morisseau invests us in the plight of the American autoworker." Full Review