Prof. Ben Roberts, MFA

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

 

 

Education

  • 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
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    2016 Auc Buile, Devised, Center for Performance Experiment

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    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.