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Rick Bingen is a produced playwright from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a professor at Carthage College where he teaches computer science and game design. Rick loves classical theatre, especially Shakespeare. His first play, Whirligig of Time, was produced by Sunstone Studios in Milwaukee. His other Shakespeare-adjacent works are Here Come the Jesters and Lest We Live in Bawdry. His upcoming plays that live outside the world of Shakespeare include The Memory Leak, Superluminal, and Doing It Myself: Renovating an ABANDONED Farmhouse.


A versatile artist, Rick has worked in many facets of theatre including acting, directing, lighting design, props and set design, and projection mapping. He even combined his passions for computer science and theatre when he invented “Wifi-Enabled Props” used for the production Afghanistan/Wisconsin. As a playwright, he harnesses these varied experiences when developing new plays and collaborating with fellow theatre artists.


He earned his BA in Theatre and Computer Science from Carthage College and his MS from Georgia Institute of Technology. Rick also works as an actor and director throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Recently you may have seen Rick as Trigorin in Stupid Fucking Bird (Placeholder Players), Mortimer in Failure: A Love Story (Fleeing Artists Theatre), James in Gift of the Magi (Sunstone Studios)

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