PUNK ROCK – NICHOLAS- CALLI ARMSTRONG/ CENTAURE THEATRE
A play described by the Montreal Gazette as “one of the most memorable”, Ryan performed in the Canadian premiere of the British play Punk Rock written by Simon Stephens . Inspired by the 1999 Columbine shooting, it tells the story of a group of high school students as they battle the hardships of self worth and acceptance. Ryan played the suave athletic Nicholas, who ends up bonding a relationship with new girl Lilly. Curtains Up described Ryan’s performance as one that “avoids the jock cliches and brings the warmth and tenderness that some of the [other characters] need.”
FUDDY MEERS- KENNY- STUART FINK/ CALIXA-LAVALEE
Performed at the theatre in the park Calixa-Lavalee. This Montreal premiere of the wacky dark comedy Fuddy Meers, left audiences in tears of laughter and sadness. It tells the story of a mother whom every time falls asleep loses her memory and must be retold who she is and the life she lives. A story much like 50 First Dates, except with more grittines and a lot less Adam Sandler. Ryan played Kenny, the angsty filled teenage son of the forgetful Mother. A Youtuber from Re Stage Reciews described Ryan’s performance as” [he] really brings out the anger [his character] harbers”.
DEN OF THIEVES- PAUL- JORDANA LAJOIE/ ESPACE 4001
“A very character driven [show]” Ryan’s performance as Paul, a neurotic man trying desperately to turn a new leaf and to resist the temptations of his old chaotic life, showed off his ability to play a comedic role without overdoing the character.
BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO- TOM- BASMA BAYDOUN/ ESPACE 4001
Set during the period of Operation Iraqi Freedom two American soldiers are changed forever after an encounter while protecting the last Bengal tiger in Baghdad. Ryan portrayed the character of Tom, an American soldier who loses an arm after an encounter with the “beast”. The character attempts to deal with the aftermath of returning from war a broken man.
THE HISTORY BOYS- TIMMS- STEVEN LECKY/ DAWSON THEATRE
In this beloved British play, Ryan put on his best British accent or a really good James Corden impression for the role of Timms. A character who is a wise cracking jokester who would much rather be lounging and laughing than studying.
LION IN THE STREETS- MARTIN/MICHAEL- BARBRA KELLY/ DAWSON THEATRE
Playing two characters in one show. Ryan worked on his range by playing two vastly different roles. The first being Martin: a young bully determined to undermine anyone who seems different. The second Michael: a business man in search of his childhood friend to and his identity.
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR- MASTER FORD- WINSTON SUTTON/ DAWSON THEATRE
Ryan played the character of Master Ford in the Shakespearean comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. Ryan worked on portraying Master Ford as a loveable but naive, jealous and somewhat unhinged husband.
LUNDUNTOWN- JORDAN- ANTON GOLIKOV/ ST.CATHERINE THEATRE
An original Montreal play, performed Theatre St.Catherine, Lunduntown is a play centering on the adventure of Jordan, a young man traveling to London to find where he fits in the world and what he will do with his life.