The Marriage of Figaro - At UCSB
Adjunct Lecturer, Sound/Video Designer
Ben Crop is the Technical Director for the theatre department at Santa Barbara City College where he also teaches Stagecraft and Stage Management. Ben Started at SBCC in 2011, after being the assistant technical director for Portland Center Stage (LORT B/D), and Technical Director at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon. Ben is also an accomplished light and sound designer for both theatre and the concert industry, having worked with artists such as Alice Cooper, Poison, Leanne Rimes, Blake Shelton, Kenny Logins, and Air Supply. His light design credits include Midsummer Night's Dream, Death of a Salesman, To Kill a Mockingbird; the world premieres of Thunder City, Taming of the Shrew/Woman’s Prize, and Driving Under the Influence. Ben spent part of his early career in New York City where he worked with Theatre Communications Group (TCG) working on their 2008 Free Night of Theater program, helping coordinate it nationally. While in New York Ben also worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as a designer and technician spending the evening as a trainee Stage Manager on Broadway’s Wicked. After training on Broadway, Ben has worked as an equity stage manager for productions such as Kiss Me Kate, Moonlight and Magnolias, and The Underpants.
BA, Technical Theatre, Willamette University