Category: Happened



    GRANDMA was founded by Kate McGee, Peter Mills Weiss, and Tim Platt; in 2013 I joined as the fourth member (Julia Mounsey made five in 2015). Creating surreal and meticulous performance works drawing from the vocabulary of stand-up comedy, multi-level marketing schemes, TED talks, and ‘The Moth’-style storytelling, GRANDMA explored questions of family, friendship, identity,…

  • Cloud City

    Cloud City

    One of the few community arts spaces still active in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Cloud City was founded in 2012 by Liz Beeby, Nicki Ishmael, Andrew Lynch, Katie Melby, Jeff Seal, and myself. From 2012 – 2015 I served as Producing Artistic Director of Cloud City; during that time I produced over 50 events, from concerts to…

  • MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2)

    MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2)

    It’s a show about doing you. And our need to consume, acquire, and destroy. There are also some fun surprises, and fresh beats. MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2) was presented by LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club/s The Club October 23 through November 1st, 2015. Previewed at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in June 2015 and at CATCH performance…

  • Bob & Dave & Ren

    Bob & Dave & Ren

    A jumble of aesthetic theory, participation, and Dirty Dancing. With a few surprises along the way.  [portfolio_slideshow] March 23 – 25, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Helen W. Rauh Studio Theater. conceived, written, and directed by Ben Gansky



    Imagine a TED Conference scripted by Samuel Beckett tripping on mushrooms, performed by Reggie Watts. Now add soda. Relax! [portfolio_slideshow] SATURDAY was created by GRANDMA. GRANDMA is Ben Gansky, Mike McGee, Peter Mills Weiss, and Tim Platt. SATURDAY performed November 22-24, 2013 at Incubator Arts Project.

  • LBJ’s Greatest Hits

    LBJ’s Greatest Hits

    LBJ’s Greatest Hits is the natural extension of one man’s real life obsession with the 36th President of the United States of America. [portfolio_slideshow] Written by Taylor Ricco with additional text from Peter Mills Weiss and Ben Gansky  Directed by Ben Gansky   Performed by Taylor Riccio and Jessy Lynn   Sound Design by Peter…

  • Dream I Tell You

    Dream I Tell You

    Dream I Tell You is a trance-theatre performance conceived by Ben Gansky that performed July 26th-August 4th  (Friday-Sunday) at Cloud City in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Inspired by hallucinatory experiences in Oaxaca, Mexico and Prague, Gansky  adapted the performance’s text from dream journals recorded by varied sources including the writers Georges Perec and Helene Cixous, the Swedish mystic…

  • Silent Film

    Silent Film

    Silent Film is a three-part interactive live-scored film-cum-site-specific-dance conceived with Eric Powell Holm, Katie Melby, John Egan, and Ben Lewis. It performed at Cloud City in April 2013. direction from Eric Powell Holm interaction design, writing, film editing, scenic and lighting elements by Ben Gansky performed by Katie Melby and John Egan costume design by…

  • Rise and Fall

    Rise and Fall

    [portfolio_slideshow] Rise and Fall is an adaptation of Brecht/Weill/Hauptmann’s opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, with more blood, puke, weed, and beer. It comes back around every so often to Cloud City. You should catch it when it does. Direction Eric Powell Holm Sound/lighting/set design Ben Gansky Adaptation Ian Storey

  • hecho en mexico

    hecho en mexico