Meet The Artist: Ben Stull

Who are you?  What year are you?  What are your interests?
I’m Ben Stull. I am a freshman, and I enjoy theatre, tennis, eating, and forensics!

I’m so glad you decided to tell people about yourself and the current Homestead fall play.  What exactly do you do for James and the Giant Peach?
I play the role of the shy, and pessimistic earthworm in James and the Giant Peach.

What brought you to join the cast, crew for James and the Giant Peach?
I have always been interested in theatre, and was eager to do high school theatre at Homestead!

Do you have any stories from rehearsals, practices or crew sessions?
One time, during a break in a rehearsal, David and I went in the back and started dancing to the iconic hit single, “Act Up” by the city girls, Figg (our director) then filmed it and put it on her Instagram.

All art comments on something or aligns itself with current issues.  How does James and the Giant Peach comment on current social or political issues and has it influenced you this fall?
James and the Giant Peach has instilled the idea in me, that I should always be grateful for my relationships.

What do you hope the audience will be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?
I hope the audience thinks about the importance of family after the show.

What’s one thing that is different in the rehearsal process for this production than anything we’ve done before in the Homestead Theatre Department?
This is my first production with Homestead!

James and the Giant Peach is a story of imagination and childhood perspective. Does being in this show bring back any nostalgia or childhood memories for you?
This brings back memories of always imagining, and playing in my yard.

Anything else you want to talk about?
I’m really excited for everyone to see what the cast has been working so hard on!

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