Benji Inniger

Benji Inniger

  • Theatre
  • Assistant Professor - Theatre
Topics in Media Art, Music Communication and Technology, Theatre Practicum I, Acting I, Directing I, Theatre Practicum II, Period Style, Theatre Internship


  • B.A. Bethany Lutheran College in 2006 (Theater, Music)
  • M.F.A Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2010 (Theatre Arts - Sound Design)

Academic Interests

  • Sound Design for Theater
  • Music Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Theatrical Directing


  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)


  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
    • National Award for Sound Design Excellence (2007)
    • Region V Sound Design Award and Kennedy Center Fellowship (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
    • Regional Invited Production of Jam Jar Sonnets (2010)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology/Northern Boundary Section
    • National Conference Fellowship (2009)


  • Biking
  • Ping Pong
  • Birdwatching
  • Musical Instruments
  • Pets
  • Cooking
  • Green Bay Packers


Benji served as a Bethany adjunct faculty member from 2006-2010 and began as a full-time professor in the spring of 2012. Also at Bethany, Benji has designed sound and/or composed the music for over 30 productions and cowrote the musical Jam Jar Sonnets with fellow faculty member Peter Bloedel. Benji also works as a freelance sound designer, recently designing for productions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Trinity Repertory Company, Brown University, and The Guthrie Theater.