Ben Freeth Col

Ben has immersed himself in theatre since graduating from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) with a Bachelor of Performing Arts.

His previous Court Theatre credits as an actor include Romeo and Juliet; Mary Poppins; Cops and Robbers; Legally Blonde the Musical; The Ugly Duckling; Chicago; Titus Andronicus; Jesus Christ Superstar; The Wind in the Willows and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, in which he also worked as intern director. His other theatre credits include Once on Chunuk Bair (Imagine Charitable Trust); RAP-unzel; Botfarm 2014 (New Zealand Playhouse); Mamma Mia; Wicked and Les Misérables (Showbiz Christchurch).

Ben’s stage management credits include Catch Me If You Can; Severely Queer: A Little Gay Cabaret (Blackboard Theatre Collective); Sweet Charity; Ragtime (NASDA); Songs for a New World (So Keen Productions); The Father (The Court Theatre) and he served as assistant stage manager on Hudson & Halls Live!

His directing credits include Time Machine; Crash Bash: Reaction; Crash Bash: What's the Rush? (The Court Theatre) and Bechdel Test: An Evening of Women in Theatre (Blackboard Theatre Collective).

Ben and a number of his talented colleagues founded the Christchurch-based theatre company, Blackboard Theatre Collective.

He is a proud member of Equity New Zealand.

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