Benjamin Brownson | Theatre Seven of Chicago

Benjamin Brownson

Artistic Associate

Benjamin is an arts administrator, playwright, director, and dramaturg who has been with Theatre Seven since 2009.  He is a member of Theatre Seven's 7P Literary Circle. His plays Beautiful Broken and Based on a True Story were performed as a part of the Saturday Series at Chicago Dramatists, Nightingale was given a staged reading at the InchWorm Playreading Series, and Logan Square Comfort Station, 1933 was produced as a part of Open Source Theatre’s Comfort Station Plays.  He has worked as assistant director on I Am Montana (Mortar Theatre Company) and Hunting and Gathering (T7), and as dramaturg for the world premieres Córazon de Manzana (Mortar) and We Live Here (Theatre Seven of Chicago).  He earned his Master’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago, where he conceived and directed Two Faces of Salome, an evening with Oscar Wilde and the Bible at Rockefeller Chapel.  In addition to his work with Theatre Seven, he is also the Front of House Services Manager of the Greenhouse Theater Center and Managing Director of Mortar Theatre Company. 

T7 Credits: Lies & Liars (Assistant Stage Manager), Hunting & Gathering (Assistant Director), We Live Here (Dramaturg), In the Heart of America, Exit, Pursued By A Bear (Audience Services Director), Shikaakwa: Principal Principle (Director)




updated october 2012