In Real Life: Wounds Heal, Sweat Dries…Suck It Up Princess 

This play explores what happens when the unforgiving lens of technology reveals who we really are. After eavesdropping on a conversation between two teenagers in Washington Square Park, Ben felt compelled to write this play. Ben was struck by how nasty their comments were and wondered what would happen if they could actually hear themselves. Their conversation served as a springboard for a story about an outsider struggling to find his place in school and find his voice as a writer. Ben augments the dialogue with his original poetry providing each character with greater depth and emotion.


In April 2017, Ben’s play was selected to be performed as part of the Spring New Work Series at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre (off-off Broadway). Following the play’s successful run, Paolina Weber, the director/producer adapted Ben’s play for the screen.


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Chosen as official selections by:

  • New Filmmakers NY Screening Series, Spring 2018

  • International New York Film Festival, 2018

  • Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, 2018

  • Big Mini Media Film Festival, 2017

  • Big Apple Film Festival, 2017

  • The Set NYC - Lovecraft NYC Film Series, Summer 2017


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