Ben Shields is a writer and journalist. He graduated from Macalester College in 2017, and has written about culture and literature for numerous publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
One third each of playwright, philosopher, and far-out hippie, his collected works, available for the first time this fall in 25 Plays from Michael Smith’s Fast Books, capture his singular, existentialist ‘60s disposition. The plays often dramatize the (sometimes irreconcilable) struggle between individuality and the unbreakable continuity of time and existence.