Ryan's songs as Purmamarca have been featured in international publications The Line of Best Fit, Bullett Magazine, Sicky Magazine, & Impose Magazine. "No Battles", a collaboration with Grammy-nominee Elon Rutberg, was described as "one of the more expressive, so too expansive indie rock recordings of recent times". His songs were recently featured in the Emmy-nominated series "Eastsiders". 

His music has been performed throughout New York City at Ars Nova, New World Stages, The Skirball Center, The Knitting Factory, The Movement Theater Co., Rooftop Films, Glasslands, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Guinness Book of World Records' record-breaking event for "most pianos played at one time" alongside 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 work at N.Y.U., Carnegie Mellon, & Wyoming State University which has explored concepts such as modern alienation and the societal dependency on anti-depressants and prescription medications. The new musicals Mrs. Sharp, Cheer Wars, and The Yellow Wood went on to win the Richard Rodgers Award following Ryan's development and With Glee transferred to the NY Musical Theater Festival where it played to critical acclaim before moving off-Broadway.

Ryan started his career as a Production Assistant at Dodger Theatricals assisting on the Broadway productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Farnsworth Invention, and Jersey Boys. Other credits include: Snoopy with Sutton Foster (Associate Producer, Symphony Space), Essential Alice (Assistant Director, La Jolla Playhouse), & LoveMusik (Production Assistant, directed by Harold Prince).

Also an avid photographer, Ryan's 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 12 years. He was mentored by Stephen Sondheim and once catered Hugh Jackman's Christmas party. 

For more information on Ryan's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

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