Benjamin studied English & Theatre Studies at Warwick University before completing an MA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London. After four years working as a freelance director and assistant director at theatres including the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Almeida, and the RSC, he decided to embark on a PhD exploring the work of two contemporary theatre directors (Katie Mitchell and Thomas Ostermeier). He now combines research with teaching at the University of Sussex.

Read Benjamin's work in our Ghosts Study Guide and our A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide.