Benjamin Lloyd is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist. He teaches acting at Penn State University, and has taught acting at Princeton, Temple and Villanova Univerisites. In addition to performing at every major theatre in Philadelphia, Ben has acted and directed in New York; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Prague, the Czech Republic.
Ben is the founder of White Pines Productions, currently producing a series of residencies, performances and classes at the Elkins Estate. His book, The Actor’s Way: A Journey of Self-Discovery in Letters, was published by Allworth Press in May 2006. His second novel, The Deception of Surfaces, is available through Lulu Press.
Since 1994, Ben has performed major roles at The Wilma, Walnut Street, Lantern and Arden Theaters, and at Bristol Riverside Theater, Delaware Theater Company, InterAct, 1812 Productions and People’s Light & Theatre. Ben has been Barrymore nominated for six of his Philadelphia performances. Ben’s New York credits include roles at Theatre for a New Audience, NADA, HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art and The Public Theatre. He has an M.F.A. in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and he lives in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.