The following is a selection of Ryan's full length plays, for more titles, please see his resume:
ROBBIE ALEX COOPER
Semi Finalist, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2018
Thesis Production, Carnegie Mellon University 2017
In 1950, six years after the end of World War Two, three queer men have formed a utopia for themselves in an abandoned school on the coast of Wales. Their relationship is tested though when an injured stranger arrives at their door, forcing them to take him in and put themselves back in the closet. As days go by, the three men must face whether they truly have formed a family together or are about to be ripped apart.
75min, 3M (with doubling), 3W
Virgil J Lee New Play Festival, Long Island University 2019
Times are hard for Oak. The town of Glenn, which he practically rules over, has been in a drought for the past two months, a political uprising is threatening to push him aside and his estranged seer of a sister has returned home with a new vision. What is her vision? She has seen how to save the town from the drought, but it will require a sacrifice, one that will push Oak to the brink.
2hrs, 3M (with doubling), 4W
The members of the HOME, a community devoted to society's outsiders, have finally settled into a peaceful life. That is until Matt, newly free from jail, arrives. As Matt attempts to join the community and learn its history, he realizes that something is desperately wrong here. There is a creature in the woods nearby, hunting the community....and it's ready to burn everything to the ground.
2hrs, 3 M, 3 W - requires doubling for all
Virgil J Lee New Play Festival, Long Island University 2016
Three stories separated by time and joined by the human condition. Meredith and Joaquin in present day NYC, two people who find each other on the worst night of their lives. Hannah and Adam in 1945 Germany, as they search for answers in the aftermath of World War Two. Corin and Bobby in 1963 America, where a professor seeks solace in a former student on the day of JFK's assassination. Presiding over all of these stories is the ghost of Virginia Woolf, a lost woman who seems to wander the Earth looking to bring people out of darkness. A sweeping epic examining the way our lives are radically shifted by the smallest of decisions and the courage it takes to start over.
TELL ME I'M NOT ALONE/WHITE SOCKS
30min, 4M, 1W
Two short plays combined to form an exploration of sexuality and romance. Tell Me I'm Not Alone follows Rebecca as she tackles a new definition of romance with the aid of a ghost. White Socks follows Joe and Oliver as they explore their sexuality after Oliver's fetish for white socks causes a rift in their friendship.
YOUNG MEN IN THE WET GRASS
90min, 5M, 2W
Michael and Scott could not be more different. But when they're chosen to participate in an erotic ritual at their college, the two twenty year olds will be thrown into a battle of class and sexuality, where they could either fight each other or join together.