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Ben Cunningham is a multifaceted Artist and Storyteller whose recent story aired on the Growing Up Black episode of  Stories from The Stage (a nationally televised collaboration of WORLD Channel with GBH and Tell & Act). This powerful episode is the 2021 winner of the 25th Annual Webby Awards in Virtual & Remote: Arts & Culture. 


With first place titles from 2011 and 2017, Ben is the only two-time winner of Boston’s leading, local storytelling championship: The Big Mouth off with Massmouth. In addition to multiple appearances on  Stories from The Stage, he’s performed with the Philly Book and Science Fair, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the ICA in Boston, the Fuller Craft Museum, and a panel discussion on The Art of Storytelling at Tufts University.  His performance on Story Collider -- true, personal stories about science --  was featured on WBUR’s The ARTery. 


The tone of Ben’s work is ever-expanding: ranging from humorous to heartfelt stories about bullying, childhood nostalgia, coming-of-age, and loss. It clashes between Subculture & Pop culture, while interweaving topics of race, gender, and other social issues. 


When Ben is not performing for adult audiences, he works as a storyteller and educator in high schools. He also tells folktales to small children in grade schools, community centers, camps and other charitable organizations.


Ben is an associate member of the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).


To inquire about  Booking, Events, Coaching, Classes, Workshops, or to be added to the email list, contact:


Ben Cunningham

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