Alumni Spotlight on Ben Bazán
Ben Bazán is an actor, writer, director, and improviser who was raised in Rio Grande City, Texas. He relocated to Austin in 2008 to attend The University of Texas. He graduated in 2012 and received his B.A. in Theatre and Dance. Ben acted in several main stage productions throughout his time with the Department of Theatre and Dance. Most recently, he was seen as “Andres” in the bilingual premiere of Salt and Pepper at ZACH Theatre which earned him a nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Performer in Theater for Youth.
During the Summer of 2012 he began attending classes at ColdTowne Conservatory at The ColdTowne Theater, marking a pivotal point in his career path. He has performed as a member the student troupe Bear Derby along with performances in Powerball, a two-man performance called Instant Classic, and Silent Letters. He also been been involved in several main stage productions at The ColdTowne Theater including Slam Team Six, Late Night Down, and the Organ Trail (currently running every Saturday during the month of October). He most recently directed/produced You Are Cordially Invited, a special wedding event.
In addition to performing, Ben has taught classes with the Paramount Story Wranglers, taught literacy and diversity programs for Creative Action, and served as an acting/playwriting instructor for the Performing Arts School at ZACH Theatre. He spends his days working as an apprentice guide at Acton Academy.