Ben Layman is a Maine native and has performed on stages from Eastport to Virginia Beach. Favorite roles in the Bangor area include Jinx in Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings, Snail and others in A Year with Frog and Toad, Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors, Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Mr. Boddy in Clue, The Musical. Regional credits include Violet, Carousel (with Shirley Jones), Sunday in the Park with George and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Locally, Ben has directed productions of Dracula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and The Crucible. Ben has also co-directed the Grand Auditorium’s Summer Youth Theatre, and is employed by the Penobscot Theatre Company as a teaching artist bringing Shakespeare to the schools.