Ben Spatz

Ben Spatz is Artistic Director of Urban Research Theater in New York City. His current project, RITE OF THE BUTCHER (United Solo Festival, 2011), is a solo performance that explores themes of power and violence through a unique integration of song, movement, and poetry. With Maximilian Balduzzi, he created and performed in PLAYWAR (Abrons Arts Center, 2012) and THEATRICALE (Lincoln Center Atrium, 2011). Ben has taught and led workshops at Cave Arts, the Genesis Project, Yale University, and the City University of New York, where he is also a doctoral candidate. He is an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research and his writing has been published in both academic and artistic journals. For more information, please visit