BEN PEARCY - Project DIRECTOR 

Ben joined 59 Productions in 2011 with the Broadway production of War Horse.  Also a Lighting Designer, Ben has lit or designed projections for Theatre, Opera, and Architectural projects around the world, including Big Fish and Whoopi! on Broadway, Francesca Zambello’s production of Carmen for the Beijing Opera, the US national and international tours of Riverdance, US national tours of 9 to 5, Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady, and many other productions for companies including the Alley Theatre, the Baltimore Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Houston Grand Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Cleveland, Opera Omaha, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  He has been a frequent collaborator with the renowned artist James Turrell, including designing the lighting for the James Turrell Museum in Colomé, Argentina.

With 59, Ben's projects include The Enchanted Island, Two Boys and Satyagraha for the Met Opera, The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Eugene Onegin for the ROH, and Dark Sisters for MTG / Opera Philadelphia. Future projects include Pearl Fishers for the ENO, and Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists - a collaboration with composer Valgeir Siggurdson.

Ben works from 59's US headquarters in New York City.

Associated Projects

Awakening the Mind

Awakening the Mind

World Science Festival 2016

The Shining

The Shining

Minnesota Opera

Wheeldon Triple Bill

Wheeldon Triple Bill

Royal Opera House / New York City Ballet / San Franscisco Ballet

An American in Paris - Broadway

An American in Paris - Broadway

Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Theatre du Chatelet

Little Dancer

Little Dancer

Kennedy Center

War Horse - UK Tour

War Horse - UK Tour

National Theatre

Big Fish

Big Fish

Big Fish Broadway Limited

Big Fish (Chicago)

Big Fish (Chicago)

Big Fish Broadway Limited

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Royal Opera House

War Horse - Australia Tour

War Horse - Australia Tour

National Theatre

War Horse - US Tour

War Horse - US Tour

National Theatre

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

MTG / OCP / Gotham Chamber Opera

War Horse - Toronto

War Horse - Toronto

Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

Gotham Chamber Opera / MTG / OCP

War Horse - New York

War Horse - New York

Vivian Beaumont Theatre



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