Benjamin V. Marshall

Each year, the Theater Program at PCCC invites a distinguished playwright to spend a week in residence on campus. The guest visits our acting classes, offering insights and feedback, and also performs readings from his or her works. This annual residency provides theater students with the stimulation and excitement of meeting diverse dramatists  in their own classrooms.


Playwright-in-Residence
Fall 2014 - November 12-14




Benjamin V. Marshall
Award-winning Playwright

Benjamin (BV) Marshall is a graduate of Kean University and holds an MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He taught English in Arabic speaking countries, published poetry and fiction in literary journals, and conducted writing workshops for women in homeless shelters.  A member of the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Playwrights Center in Michigan, he has worked with the late August Wilson, Hinton Battle and Gary Garrison and received fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and four playwriting fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  He is currently Associate Professor of English at Middlesex County College.

 See a list of his theater credits below*

 

Playwright-in Residence Schedule

 
Nov 12

Opening Reception  
4:00 pm Hamilton Club

 
Nov. 13 
Mr. Marshall will visit 
PCCC theater classes.

 
Nov 13
Play-in-Progress Reading
PCCC Theater – Main Campus
7:30pm


Theater majors and Acting I students will read from
Mr. Marshall’s play in progress: Beasts and Cakes: The
Chronicles of Phyllis Wheatley.


Benjamin  V. Marshall ( B.V Marshall) 
Productions and Workshops:

Boom Box at HBO's new writers workshop, (CA)
Henry’s Bridge Theatre for a New City (NYC)
The Red Train Café Interact Theatre (Philadelphia)
Pride Plays Chicago.
One Legged Race, Playwrights Theatre of NJ
The Balcony Goat at Luna Stage (NJ)
Cornbread with Raisins and Almonds at Melbourne, Australia.
Short play festivals in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington  DC, Alaska, Nebraska and Melbourne, Australia.
Guest artist at Kennedy Center Summer Intensive.