A Traveling Players student for four years, Ryan (he/they) is a veteran of the Thespian Ensemble, Shakespeare Ensemble, Commedia Ensemble and Shakespeare Troupe, plus various classes and the Reston Multicultural Festival. This is Ryan’s sixth year on staff. Ryan has worked for Traveling Players as a Director (As You Like It), Assistant Director (Hecuba, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It) and as a teacher. Ryan is stoked to be working with Traveling Players year round and can’t wait to make an impact on their students!
Ryan is a Muhlenberg College graduate, where they studied Theatre and English and starred in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Agamemnon, Wig Out! and an adaptation of Henry VI called Glory. They also directed productions of Moliere’s The Imaginary Cuckold and David Mamet’s No One Will Be Immune. While an undergraduate, Ryan starred in a professional production of The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona. In his spare time, Ryan reads, writes plays and short stories, and creates awesome playlists that have been the highlight of Troupe tours for years!