Ben Williams

Ben Williams is from Tennessee. He was the TD on Julia’s play American Treasure (2009), then acted with Jenny in Dreamless Land and Grimly Handsome (rumor has it he inspired the title). His live-mixed sound design and performance for The Terrifying (2017) drew a NY Times feature; he reprised this combo role in Pathetic (2019). Member of Elevator Repair Service since 2004; other collaborators include: Lily Whitsitt, Christina Masciotti, Suzanne Bocanegra, Sibyl Kempson, Kate Benson, The Wooster Group, Big Dance Theater, Rich Maxwell/NYC Players, Geoff Sobelle, Julie Atlas Muz, and many others. Recent work includes Studio Creole, created with John Collins, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Rem Koolhaas for the Manchester International Festival. Ben created and curates a website/podcast for experimental audio: where he has collaborated on works by Jillian Walker, Mallory Catlett, and L.S. McKee. Awards for sound design: OBIE, Lortel, LA Drama Critics Circle.