Ben Wexler is a composer, lyricist and teaching artist. Music and lyrics: WASHINGTON SQUARE (book, Kirsten Childs), and THE ORCHESTRA (Whitman/Grove Theatricals commission); music for SHIP SHOW (Yale Institute), SPEECH AND DEBATE (Sycamore Pictures) and THE INSURGENTS (LAByrinth). Ben is the Artistic Director of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which merges Broadway Artists, justice-oriented organizations, and policy experts. Projects include collaborations with New York City Council, Alliance for Quality Education, and Columbia Law School, where he is an adjunct lecturer. Ben is resident composer for A Broader Way, an arts empowerment program founded by Idina Menzel and Jeanine Tesori. Ben served as the associate to Ms. Tesori for Encores: Off-Center and FUN HOME, VIOLET, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, all on Broadway. Ben has trained through New Dramatists, BMI (Harrington Award, 2013) and was a 2014-15 Dramatists Guild Fellow. B.A: Yale.