Thirty Minutes in Front of a Vending Machine is written and produced by Ben McGinley, a Minneapolis husband and artist who is sober and free of drugs and alcohol as of May 3, 2013.
Ben McGinley is a Minneapolis-based video producer and mixed media artist. As an artist he has created work with The Moving Company, Alan Berks and Company, McKnight dance fellow Sally Rousse, Red Eye Theater, the Playwrights' Center, McKnight choreography fellow Megan Mayer, Skewed Visions' Charles Campbell - and frequently with choreographer and theater maker Laura Holway. Together he and Holway produced the encore-award-winning show Forks! for the 2007 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Red Eye's New Works 4 Weeks Isolated Act, I Like You, and 2012 dance film Tuesday, which is noted by Minneapolis Star Tribune's Caroline Palmer as "a film akin in sensibility to the likes of performance artist/filmmaker Miranda July." Since 2012, he and Holway have worked as co-curators for Small Art, a party-like living room performance series. And it is their collaboration on CSI: Ben McGinley that served as incubator for source materials for this podcast series.
Katharine Horowitz is a sound designer based in the Twin Cities, MN. With a focus on layered effects and soundscapes, Katharine has designed nationally for Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, and the Great River Shakespeare Festival. She has also designed local critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows for Mixed Blood Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Gremlin Theatre, Girl Friday Productions, Torch Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and many others. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Katharine also teaches sound design workshops to young professionals. More information can be found at www.katsound.com
Darrick Mosley is a native of Louisiana. His credits include The Guthrie, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, GTC Dramatic Dialogues, Nimbus Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, and Climb Theatre to name a few. He has worked with the MN Department of Corrections training law enforcement in crisis intervention. Darrick received his Bachelor's degree in theatre from the historical Grambling State University.
Ryan London Levin. Representative work includes Paul Bunyan Playhouse: Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf) Bloomington Civic Theatre: Les Misarbles (Joly/Ensemble) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Stanley). Cromulent Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) Minneapolis Musical Theater’s Gilligan’s Island the Musical (Gilligan) Blank Slate Theater’s Spring Awakening (Melchior) Analyzing the Bully (Thomas) HAIR! (Claude) and Theatre on the Park’s The Rocky Horror Show (Brad) and HAIR! (Claude).
STILL from CSI: Ben McGinley, 2010; PHOTO: Sean Smuda