Ryan's songs as Purmamarca have been featured in international publications The Line of Best Fit, Bullett Magazine, Sicky Magazine, & Impose Magazine. Bullett called his song "Chasms", co-written with Grammy-nominee Elon Rutberg, "heart rending" and "just the damn saddest song". "No Battles" another collaboration with Rutberg, described as "one of the more expressive, so too expansive indie rock recordings of recent times" (Dots & Dashes). His songs were recently featured in the Emmy-nominated series "Eastsiders".
He has performed throughout New York at Ars Nova, New World Stages, the Movement Theater Co., Rooftop Films, the Skirball Center, Glasslands, the Knitting Factory, the 24 Hour Plays, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Guinness Book of World Records' record-breaking event for "most pianos played at one time" with Philip Glass.
Ryan attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and received a Bachelor's degree in Drama. He's directed original plays which explored concepts such as modern alienation and the societal dependency on anti-depressants and prescription medications. He co-founded and artistically directed a festival of new theater at NYU funded in part by a grant from the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Three works from the festival (Mrs. Sharp, Cheer Wars, and The Yellow Wood) went on to win the Richard Rodgers Award following Ryan's development and another (With Glee) transferred to the NY Musical Theater Festival where it played to critical acclaim before moving off-Broadway.
Ryan began his career as a Production Assistant at Dodger Theatricals, the Tony Award-winning production house led by director Des McAnuff. He's assisted on the Dodgers' Broadway productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Farnsworth Invention, and Jersey Boys.
Also an avid photographer, his portfolio explores masculine and feminine archetypes and their inverses, as well as social identity and the modern concept of connection.
He is currently based in Los Angeles and also works in New York, his "adopted home" of nearly 12 years. He once catered Hugh Jackman's Christmas party.
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