- 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.