Ben Gougeon, Instructor
Ben is a veteran of stages and screens of all sizes. He has performed all over the US, and has been seen and heard around the world in film, television, commercials and voice-overs, including THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE DEUCE, SUCCESSION, LAW & ORDER: SVU, BULL and THE BLACKLIST.
A recent QC transplant, Ben is originally from northern Michigan. He began acting at the age of 9 in the many theaters in his small town, and continued his training at Western Michigan University (BA) and Western Illinois University (MFA). After graduating, Ben moved to NYC to continue his career, and has steadily worked on camera and mics, Off & Off-Off Broadway, on tour, and regionally. In NYC, he was a member of NYLON FUSION THEATRE and WITNESS IMMERSIVE, and worked regularly at the Obie Award winning METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE. He plays Bob Cratchit in the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Arrow Rock, MO.
In addition to his acting and directing work, Ben is an avid painter, photographer and cyclist. While in NYC, he spent three years at THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP helping manage inventory and orders, was general front of house manager of the 107 WEST RESTAURANT, and worked in realty with the BOHEMIA REALTY GROUP. He spent 3 years working with the awesome 5th graders at STAR Academy-P.S. 63 as a mentor in the YOUNG STORYTELLERS program, and is super excited about joining the DJT team!