Ryan Dobrin: Theater Making and Ethical Values-Hybrid Meeting

Ryan Dobrin: Theater Making and Ethical Values

Ryan Dobrin (he/him/his) is a queer & biracial director and producer of musicals, plays, and digital collaborative work. He uses movement, music, and intentional conversation to create work centered on otherness, emotional growth, and connection. He is passionate about highly-stylized storytelling, ethical implications, the existence of magic and spectacle, and narratives with a strong, beating heart. He believes in leading with friendliness, openness, and honesty and in the building of community through shared experience, a leadership style that originates from a Quaker education and an Ethical Humanist upbringing.

Ryan is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of Obie Award-winning The Movement Theatre Company, an artistic associate at Fault Line Theatre, and currently serving as the associate/resident director on Broadway’s Merrily We Roll Along. Alongside Carina Goebelbecker, he is one half of Those Guilty Creatures, an interdisciplinary performance-creating and producing collective.

Ryan has served as a visiting director at the University of Michigan, Fordham University, NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing, the Atlantic Acting School, Waterwell/Professional Performing Arts School, and the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine.

He has been a reader for Page 73’s Playwriting Fellowship, Juilliard’s playwriting program, Roundabout’s Refocus Series, Ars Nova’s Play Group and ANT Fest, WTF’s Weissberger New Play Award, MTC’s Literary Department, Fault Line Theatre’s Iron in the Fire program, and the 24 Hour Plays Nationals.

Ryan is a graduate 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. He is a proud Gen-Z/millennial cusp.

Ryan graduated from the Ethical Humanist Society Sunday School and was the president of our youth group.

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