Ben Ribler

Ben Ribler

Ben Ribler is a playwright and actor from Alexandria, Virginia. His plays have been performed at various theater festivals, including several Ten-Minute Play Festivals as well as CenterStage Theatre Company's D.C. Fringe Festival. He is a recent graduate of George Mason University and continues to work in the Washington, D.C. area.

Plays

  • Lost Man
    In 1949, Bobby Driscoll became the very first child actor contracted to The Walt Disney Company. He starred in iconic films such as Peter Pan, Treasure Island, and Song Of The South, before a premature fall from stardom at age fifteen. Over the next decade, Bobby goes on a journey to find himself, rubbing elbows with beat poets like Allen Ginsberg, artists like Andy Warhol, and a whole slew of friends, lovers...
    In 1949, Bobby Driscoll became the very first child actor contracted to The Walt Disney Company. He starred in iconic films such as Peter Pan, Treasure Island, and Song Of The South, before a premature fall from stardom at age fifteen. Over the next decade, Bobby goes on a journey to find himself, rubbing elbows with beat poets like Allen Ginsberg, artists like Andy Warhol, and a whole slew of friends, lovers and addictions, all before an early and untimely death at thirty-one. In this play, Bobby finally gets the chance to tell his own story on stage, with the hope of reclaiming his past and coming to terms with his tragic fate, and learns that perhaps he wasn't so alone in being lonely.
  • Weeaboo
    Andrew Peters is almost thirty years old, has never held a job, and is living in his mother's basement. He has fractured his relationship with his mother and those in his life, opting instead to immerse himself in an alternate reality of anime, video games and his waifu, Suki. But when his mother loses her job, she is forced to sell Andrew's childhood home, sending him on a journey of self-discovery...
    Andrew Peters is almost thirty years old, has never held a job, and is living in his mother's basement. He has fractured his relationship with his mother and those in his life, opting instead to immerse himself in an alternate reality of anime, video games and his waifu, Suki. But when his mother loses her job, she is forced to sell Andrew's childhood home, sending him on a journey of self-discovery to find what his true purpose is and reevaluate who he can call family.
  • Getting Warmer
    A boy and girl meet on a cold winter's night. They fall in love and have a relationship through a temperate spring, a hot summer, and beyond. This short, sweet play follows a couple whose romantic climate mirrors that of our own planet's rising and falling temperatures, and inspires us to discover how to control our own temperatures and finally be stable.