Meet the team

Penny Benson

Penny Benson (Asst. Director; Co-Designer, Puppets; U/S) is an actor/puppeteer and designs, fabricates, performs and directs puppet performance. Recently, her puppets from a touring production of A Christmas Carol were selected for exhibition at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, CT. Penny is thrilled to return to Central Square Theater after premiering here in How Do You Spell Hope? and touring that show as well as Are You Ready My Sister? for Underground Railway Theater. She has performed nationally and internationally, and her original production of Goblin Market (playwright, designer, builder and Co-Director) premiered at Connecticut Repertory Theater in the spring of 2014. Penny is an MFA candidate in Puppet Arts at UCONN.