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 fifth year on staff and first time teaching during the academic year. After a four year hiatus, Ryan returned to Traveling Players for summer 2021 and directed their favorite play, As You Like It with the Shakespeare Ensemble. Previously Ryan assisted directed Shakespeare Ensemble’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It. 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!