John Dixon & Ben Weber
John Dixon is a teaching artist, actor, and songwriter living in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Through shared learning, collaboration and improvisation, his work intends to inspire generosity and discovery in the classroom and daily life. John is a member of Story Pirates and the founder of Jr. Explorers Club, an adventure club for kids. He has performed at Ars Nova and Lincoln Center and in numerous comedy festivals, including: NY Fringe, Montreal Just for Laughs and Williamstown Theater Festival.
Ben Weber makes participant-centered performances with and for audiences of all ages at community sites and public places. His project SMASH TYPE, a living letterpress, has played at the Staten Island Museum (Elastic City), Governors Island (FIGMENT and Children's Museum of the Arts), JCC of Manhattan, University of Southern California, and CUNY's School of Professional Studies. He recently completed an M.A. in Applied Theatre at CUNY SPS where he co-developed arts-based workshops for women and their children who have survived domestic violence. He is a teaching artist for WEE Arts at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Ben proudly serves on the board of Elastic City.