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Ben Layne

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March 8, 2018


Co-Artistic Director of Freshwater Theatre Company, which has had over 20 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 Skriker for Fortune's Fool Productions (April 2018)
Directing The Red Box for the Phipps Center for the Arts (June 2018)

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

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