Ryan Weible

Ryan_W_002 Ryan Weible holds an MA in Theatre Education from NYU and a BA in Performance Studies from San Diego State University. In New York, Ryan worked for the Education Department at Roundabout Theatre Company, and directed the premieres of: Antique, That’s Amore, and Games People Play. As an Assistant Director, he worked on the Public Theatre revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, which starred Tony Award® winner Joanna Gleason (Into The Woods). Ryan also worked with the world-renowned theatre critic, theorist, and foremost Brecht translator, Eric Bentley, on the Off-Broadway revivals of Threepenny Opera and Mother Courage at the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre. On Broadway, he worked as the Script Supervisor and Assistant to the Librettist for the Broadway production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring John Lithgow, and as a Dramaturgical Research Assistant for the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at Studio 54, starring Neil Patrick Harris. In addition to his directorial pursuits, Ryan Co-Produced two major events in New York City: the New York Winners’ Workshop and Awards Ceremony for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the debut CD release concert, “Fifteen Seconds of Grace,” for Tony Award® winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza). While in graduate school, Ryan collaborated on III at the Cherry Lane Theater, which was the recipient of the 2008 “Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Play” at the New York International Fringe Festival, which was published in The Best Plays of 2008.   Since his return to the West Coast, he directed two award-winning productions of The Producers and Thoroughly Modern Millie, was commissioned to create a re-imagined production of Into The Woods, and directed the Northern California premiere of rogerandtom, by Julien Schwab. Ryan has taught theatre at both the high school and community college level, and currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of Evolve Theatre: a Theatre for Change Company in Los Angeles. www.evolvetheatre.org