Ben Lundy is well on his way to seeing his name in lights. A Fairhope High School graduate and current senior at The University of Alabama Birmingham, Ben snagged a coveted call back for Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s intern program. He credits FEEF with giving him his first taste of musical theatre when, as a middle school student, he played roles in the FEEF sponsored productions of “Once on this Island” and “Into the Woods.”
Four years later, after successfully completing the FEEF supported International Baccalaureate Programme, Ben accepted academic, IB, and theatre scholarships to UAB where he will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in musical theatre. Ben says both his IB and theatre background have made college a more meaningful experience.
“In IB, you’re taught to be perceptive, more open, and to have a greater perspective so that you can see all sides to a situation.” Ben says. “I just took a directing class and directing is all about perception.”
Like many rising stars, Ben hopes to make it to Broadway but says he would ultimately prize a graduate degree and a steady role in regional theater. He applauds FEEF and the Fairhope community for encouraging the arts in schools.