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Benjamin Nathan-Serio was born in New York University Medical Center on a Tuesday morning at the end of 1981.
His parents had met a year earlier on a picket-line outside of a Women's Garment Union Strike an hour outside of Woodstock, NY. Keeping true to the underlying ideology of their fateful encounter they instilled Benjamin with bold idealism, equity and lots and lots of love.
Equipped with these hippie-esque values combined with a need to dialogue and communicate to the masses, he and those around him immediately realized that performance at any price was this boy's destiny.
At 12 he debuted in professional theater; a dinner theater murder mystery set in a Castle. Two years later he joined forces with the politically charged Bread and Puppet Theater. With his thespian foundations lain as the cornerstone of his future, Ben's place in this world was forged; he was an actor.
Growing up Benjamin was exposed to an international parade of study-abroad/exchange students and vagabonds as house guests. By 18, Benjamin recognized that he could only hope to appreciate his role in the human exsistance through a discovery of the world around him on a global scale. By the age of 25, after traversing the American Continent from south to north and western Europe from east to west, he graduating CUNY's Hunter College with a B.A. in Theater.
In 2006, after three years of practicing Drama Therapy in some of New York's meanest neighborhoods with ENACT, as well as a brief encounter with Agosto Boal and his "Theatre of the Oppressed", it occurred to this dreamer that before saving the world, one must first save their self. He found the idyllic place to do this. The place that today he calls home: the shores of the Mediterranean in the buzzing, boheamian Barcelona
More than 30 years after his debut performance he continues to entertain around the world through any and all accessible media.