Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson is a Wellington based playwright. His first play I’ll Be Fine was produced and performed at BATS Theatre, Wellington, in 2014 when he was eighteen. The production travelled to Auckland's Basement Theatre in 2015. I’ll Be Fine was shortlisted for the 2015 Playmarket Playwrights b4 25.

His second play Call Me Bukowski premiered at BATS Theatre in 2015 and was shortlisted for the 2016 Playmarket Playwrights B425 award.

In 2016 Ben completed a Masters in Scriptwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters with Ken Duncum. His third play Fred is Cold was produced that year at BATS Theatre and Ben was nominated for the Peter Harcourt Best New Playwright award at the Wellington Theatre Awards. His radio play Plain Crazy was broadcast by Radio New Zealand.

In 2017 his play Super Clean was produced at Victoria University as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival. His play Satisfied Customers was also produced at BATS Theatre. In 2018 his ensemble play Almost Sober was produced at Wellingtons nightclub Club 121 for a sold-out two-week season. Post-It Notes was produced at BATS Theatre as part of the 2019 New Zealand Fringe Festival and earned Ben his third shortlisting in Playwrights b4 25. In the same year he was commissioned by Wellington's Long Cloud Youth Theatre company to write and co-devise his anthology play Breaks.