Ryan is a lighting and projection designer and is a recent graduate of Yale University, having majored in Computing and the Arts with a focus in Theater Studies. His studies have focused on the intersection of theatre, art, light, and technology. His work experiences have included time at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Interlochen Center for the Arts, and he spent the summer of 2019 at Williamstown Theatre Festival as a Lighting Design intern. He is a proud alumnus of the Yale Dramatic Association and served on the Executive Board during the 2017-18 school year. In 2019, Ryan was a finalist for the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Performing and Creative Arts at Yale University.

Ryan’s work has been applauded by the Yale Daily News (Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, The Effect) and was published as a case study by City Theatrical.

Upcoming Productions

Noises Off — Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, Demarest, NJ — Lighting Designer

Dialogues of the Travelers — National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY — Lighting and Projection Designer

Annie — Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes, NJ — Lighting Designer

Band Geeks — Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes, NJ — Lighting Designer

Mary Poppins — Old Library Theater, Fair Lawn, NJ — Lighting Designer

Matilda — Warren Hills High School, Washington Township, NJ — Lighting Designer

The Addams Family — Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, Demarest, NJ — Lighting Designer

Artist Statement

As we stand, the American theater is a mostly commercial theater. And as we stand, the commercial theater could be said to have a "look."

We must expand the boundaries of commercial theater. We must support non-traditional companies and works with our funds, time, and talents.

Non-traditional works often look different: risks are taken that are not afforded when profit is at the forefront.

I want to pull these worlds together. New works. Innovative theatrical design. In the commercial space.

We must take steps to merge these worlds together, and make a collective shift towards redefining what American theater can look like.

References, writing + drafting samples, information on additional productions, and PDF portfolio available upon request.