National Council on the Arts Members
Ben Donenberg (Los Angeles, CA)
Ben Donenberg is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center, an award-winning, community-based arts organization that presented its first summer festival in 1986.
Donenberg has performed as an actor on and off Broadway, on television, and in film. He has been a unit producer for feature films, and produced and directed more than 25 professional, theatrical productions. He annually stages a series of Shakespeare readings, hosted by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, that features many of the world's finest actors and actresses.
He has lectured on theater aesthetics for the University of Southern California, at the Huntington Library's teacher training seminars, and with Shakespeare Festival/LA's Will Power to Schools teacher trainings. He has taught Shakespeare performance at the California Institute for the Arts.
Donenberg has served as a theater grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
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