Artist Profiles

Ben Sussman

Andre Pluess' and Ben Sussmans' design and composition credits include projects for Lookingglass Theatre (artistic associates), Court Theatre (1999-02 resident artists), Victory Gardens (resident designers), About Face Theatre (associate artists), the Goodman, Steppenwolf and many other Chicago and regional theaters. Broadway credits: I Am My Own Wife and Metamorphoses. Awards: nine Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations, an L.A. Ovation Award, a Drama Critics Circle Award and a Lortel nomination for composition and sound design. Recent projects: Lady Madeline (Steppenwolf for Young Adults), after the quake (Steppenwolf), Silk (Goodman Theatre), Pericles (Washington D.C. Shakes/Goodman Theatre), Honour (Berkeley Rep), BFE (Long Wharf/Playwrights Horizons), Lady Windemere’s Fan (Williamstown), The Secret in the Wings (Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, McCarter Theatre), The Clean House (Yale Rep), The Passion Play Trilogy (Arena Stage), Moon for the Misbegotten (McCarter). Their musical Winesburg, Ohio (which premiered at Steppenwolf for Young Adults) was produced by the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia this Fall.