Ben Payne

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Writer and theatre director

[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][image type="none" float="left" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" src="122"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][text_output]Writer, dramaturg theatre director who was given financial support to spend a week in December at the Silent Theatre/Riksteatern in Stockholm, researching a drama project for young people with a hearing impediment.   Ben specialising in new writing for theatre. He was previously Literary Manager and Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre where he established Transmissions, the company’s ground-breaking young playwrights’ scheme and programmed the work of The Door, the Rep’s new writing theatre. Ben is the Co-director and co-founder of The Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London founded in 2010. The Centre utilizes storytelling to inspire young people aged 8-18, in the belief that writing unleashes their imaginations and builds confidence, self-respect and communication.   [caption id="attachment_1724" align="alignnone" width="199"]Ben Payne Ben Payne[/caption] [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]