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Benjamin Robert Murray Evett (Ben to his friends), grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he discovered acting at the Cleveland Playhouse. He went to Harvard, where he studied Classics, but always knew that the arts were his home. He began his career at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, becoming one of the first students at the A.R.T. Institute, and then joining the resident acting company (after a brief interlude in New York, during which he met his wife).  He traveled the world with the A.R.T., performing in Venice, Paris, Madrid, Taipei, and being part of the first American company to perform at Russia's historic Moscow Art Theatre.

Ben left the A.R.T. in 2003, and founded the Actors' Shakespeare Project, where he was Artistic Director until 2009. He left to pursue various projects, including his first foray into serious writing. In 2015, he co-wrote Albatross – a solo performance piece based on Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The play won two Elliot Norton awards in 2015, and has been been performed all around the U.S., in Edinburgh, and in Dublin.

A career in the theatre can be brutal at times, and in 2017 Ben discovered the joys of writing. The idea for JOY came to him while walking his dog, Spike (see the first post in my blog), and a new career was born.

Ben now lives in a beautiful house by a pond outside of Boston, with his wife and their new dog, Zeppo.

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