- 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.