Ben Layne

Last updated

August 18, 2020


Co-Artistic Director of Freshwater Theatre Company, which has had over 30 productions since the company's inception in November of 2010, winning an Ivey Award for Playwriting for Freshwater Theatre Goes to High School.

As a freelance director/actor in the Twin Cities, I have directed for Freshwater Theatre, Fortune's Fool Theatre, The Red Letter Society, Northern Starz Children's Theatre, and Swandive Theatre, among others. Onstage, I have been seen with Theatre Pro Rata, Freshwater Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and Swandive Theatre, among others. 


Directing The Crucible for Northern Starz Children's Theatre (Winter 2020)
Directing Before You Speak for Northern Starz Children's Theatre (Spring 2020)

Freshwater Goes Back to High School won a 2013 Ivey Award for playwriting (playwrights Katherine Glover, Alissa Shellito and Jeri Weiss)

The Abortion Chronicles named as one of 2016's "Best of the Fringe" by Twin Cities Arts Reader

The Skriker won recognition for Exceptional Overall Design at the 2018 Minnesota Theater Awards

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