Benjamin Lloyd BS Rauthors 022717

Benjamin Lloyd


BSR Contributor Since February 27, 2017

Benjamin Lloyd is executive director of White Pines Productions and artistic director of Bright Invention: The White Pines Ensemble. He has acted, directed, and taught professionally in and around Philadelphia since 1994. Books: The Actor’s Way (2006) and The Deception of Surfaces (2011). and

Benjamin Lloyd is executive director of White Pines Productions, which he founded in 2009. In 2013, with Jennifer MacMillan, he co-founded Bright Invention: The White Pines Ensemble, and currently serves as its artistic director. Since 1994, Ben has performed major roles at many of Philadelphia's finest theaters, including the Wilma Theater, Bristol Riverside Theater, Walnut Street Theatre and People's Light and Theatre Company. Ben has produced and directed several independent theater productions. In New York state: Beckett3, Extras and Q1 Hamlet; in Philadelphia: Psycho Drama, Eccentrics and William di Canzio’s Johnny Has Gone for A Soldier, the first White Pines Production; in New York City: Life Without Parole, Please!; in Scotland: Psycho Drama; in The Czech Republic: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. In 2013, he directed White Pines’ two world premieres: Jerry Perna’s The Music You Remember and Martha Kemper’s Luckiest Kid. His second novel, The Deception of Surfaces, was published in July 2011. It is a follow up to his first book, The Actor’s Way: A Journey of Self-Discovery in Letters, published by Allworth Press in May 2006. He is also the author of various articles and pamphlets on theater and Quakerism. He has a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the Yale School of Drama, and he lives in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania with his two children, Griffen and Noa.

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Proud father, happy son. (Photo by Benjamin Lloyd)

Parenting, LGBTQ+ issues, and the arts

Searching for the island of misfit toys

While the debate over trans kids' bathroom rights rages, Benjamin Lloyd watches his son blossom through the magic of his school's theater program.
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