Benjamin A. Hodges

Benjamin A. Hodges is an Attorney in the Litigation Section of King & Ballow in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ben received a B.F.A. from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, and a J.D. with an Intellectual Property Law Concentration from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

He is the editor of two twentieth-century play anthologies, Forbidden Acts and Outplays, as well as the editor of The Play That Changed My Life: America’s Foremost Playwrights on the Plays That Influenced Them. An alumnus of the Commercial Theater Institute in New York City, he is also the co-editor of The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals­­­–the definitive reference in its field. He also served as editor-in-chief of Theatre World, the annual pictorial and statistical record of the American theatre, and the recipient of a Special Tony Honor.

A former actor, director, and film producer, he has been the executive producer of the Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts, the LAMBDA Literary Awards, and the Fire Island Literary and Theater Festival.

Ben was a finalist for a LAMBDA Literary Award for Drama for Forbidden Acts, and received a Special Theatre World Award for his stewardship of the annual Theatre World Awards ceremony.

Prior to working at King & Ballow, he was in private practice in New York City.

Education & Court Admissions

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
B.F.A., Otterbein University

Licensed in: New York; Authorized to practice pending admission to Tennessee Bar