Prof. Ben Roberts, MFA

Professor of Theatrical Performance
Acting Performance Specialist
International Experience:  Canada, USA




  • Master of Fine Arts, Theatre/Acting,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Theatre/Actor Training, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

Master's Thesis

  • Auc Buile


Teaching Specializations

  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Solo Performance
  • Script Analysis
  • Playwriting
  • Modern American Theatre


Academic & Professional Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Adjunct Professor, Elizabethtown College,
  • Instructor, Graduate Assistant, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Artistic Director, Peregrine Performance Project
  • Shop Assistant, Set Builder, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
  • Heavy Construction, United States Air Force, McGuire AFB
  • Lighting Designer/Technician, ARCH Productions, Atlanta, GA


Acting Experiences

  • A Company of Wayward Saints, Dottore, HACC TheatreWorks
  • Miracle on 34th Street, Fred Gailey, Theatre Harrisburg
  • Arsenic and Old Lace, Mortimer Brewster, Theatre Harrisburg
  • I Hate Hamlet, Andrew Rally, HACC TheatreWorks
  • The Bishop’s Wife, Dudley, Theatre Harrisburg
  • Art, Yvan, HACC TheatreWorks
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man, Swamp Creature, HACC TYP
  • The Crucible, Reverend Parris, WVU Theatre
  • Buried Child, Tilden, WVU Theatre
  • The Cherry Orchard, Yepikhodov, WVU Theatre
  • God of Carnage, Alan Raleigh, WVU Theatre
  • Krapp’s Last Tape, Krapp, WVU Theatre
  • Our Town, Simon Stimson, Theatre South Carolina
  • Three Musketeers, Athos, Theatre South Carolina
  • Translations, Manus, Theatre South Carolina
  • Three Penny Opera, Mr. Peachum, Theatre South Carolina
  • The Tempest, Antonio, Theatre South Carolina
  • Passion: The Musical, Judas/Pilate, Piercing Word
  • Guilty Parties of New Orleans, Perry Russo, Theatre of the Seventh Sister
  • Bonhoeffer in Prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Peregrine Performance Project


Directing / Dramaturgy Experiences

  • 2017 The Whipping Man, Lopez, Theatre Harrisburg

    2016 Auc Buile, Devised, Center for Performance Experiment


    2013 Macbeth, Shakespeare, WVU Lab Theatre


Film and Radio

2018 James and the Giant Peach, Editor, TYP
2013 Frank’s Auto Supermarket, Husband, InnerAction Media
2008 Dutchland Training, Foreman, Dutchland Inc.