Ben Villegas Randle

BEN VILLEGAS RANDLE is a theatre director based in New York. Recently, he directed Dance Nation for NYU/Atlantic Acting School and Lauren Yee’s Hookman for Atlantic Training Company. His re-imagined, four-actor Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa opened Drama League’s DirectorFest, when he was the 2019 Drama League Leo Shull Musical Theatre Directing Fellow. Ben spent 15 years in San Francisco directing world premiere plays and musicals, as well as West Coast and regional premieres.

In SF, he was Artistic Associate at New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF’s premier LGBTQIA+ theatre. World Premieres: Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman (NCTC); warplay and Into the Clear Blue Sky by JC Lee; The Fisherman’s Wife by Steve Yockey. Ben has worked at New York Stage and Film, BAM, CalShakes, National Queer Theater, Aurora Theatre and West Edge Opera. B.A. from San Francisco State University; Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow; Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.