Ryan Dobrin is an East Coast-based theatre-maker, arts administrator, and teaching artist. Ryan is drawn to work that explores life transitions and shifts in perspective, contains emotionally-charged material, and questions morality and ethical implications. He believes in leading from the heart and in the building of community through shared experience. He is especially interested in developing ensemble-based work grounded in music, movement, and story that speaks to the souls of both the company and the audience.
Ryan is currently the Artistic Emerging Leader at Ars Nova and the Artistic Producing Assistant at The Movement Theatre Company. Click here for his current and past creative projects and here for his current and past performance projects.
Ryan is an alumnus of Wesleyan University, where he double-majored in Theater and Italian Studies. He was the recipient of the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize and the Outreach & Community Service Prize in Theater, becoming the first-ever student to receive both awards bestowed by the Department of Theater. During his time at Wesleyan, he studied abroad in Bologna, Italy and Santiago, Chile.
Ryan has worked at Vineyard Theater and Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe. He has taught at Friends Academy and The Artist’s Institute, and has designed and taught playwriting courses and workshops to students ranging from pre-school to high school.
Ryan's passion for travel has led him to making theater internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in and around Normandy for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Celebrations, on tour in Germany, and in Bologna, Italy, at il Teatro del Navile.