Ryan is a professional theatrical scenic and lighting designer based in Tampa, Florida. Currently serving as the Resident Lighting Designer of Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota and as regular scenic/lighting designer with Jobsite Theatre in Tampa, his work has been seen throughout west central Florida and in the Caribbean.
Recent awards include Theatre Tampa Bay 2015 Best Lighting Design, Imagining Madoff (won),
Theatre Tampa Bay 2016 Best Lighting Design, Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (nominated),
Creative Loafing 2016 Best of the Bay Lighting Design (nominated),
Creative Loafing 2015 Best of the Bay Lighting Design (nominated),
Broadway World St. Pete 2016 Best Local Lighting Designer (nominated), and
Broadway World St. Pete 2015 Best Lighting Design, Imagining Madoff (nominated).
As a scenic and lighting designer, Ryan's style trades realism and logic for an expressionistic exploration of a story's core, often highlighting and complementing realistic psychological performances. If you are looking to create a dream-like, stylized portrait of a dramatized world, Ryan would love to work with you!
Outside of theatre, Ryan is an avid fan of music, and though less avid of a musician, enjoys (struggling) to play piano, guitar, and bass. You can often find him jamming out to Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, and Gentle Giant during a load-in or in his car.