Ryan Dobrin

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Ryan Dobrin (he/him) is a queer and biracial New York-based director and producer. He is interested in work centering around otherness and emotional growth, told through stylized storytelling, spectacle, music, movement, and true human connection. Ryan is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of OBIE Award-winning The Movement Theatre Company and the director of performance-making collective Those Guilty Creatures. Fellowships/affiliations include the directing fellowships at The Drama League, Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Theatre Club, the Directors Group at Roundabout Theater Company, the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, the artistic fellowship at Ars Nova, and the directing observership program at NAMT. Ryan graduated from Wesleyan University, where he received the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize and the Outreach & Community Service Prize in Theater. For more: ryandobrin.com and thoseguiltycreatures.com.

Ryan Dobrin Productions

[Broadway, 2023]
Associate Director
[Immersive, 2019] [Replacement]
Associate Director[Replacement]

Ryan Dobrin News

Ryan Drake's YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING to Have World Premiere at HERE

Ryan Drake’s you don’t have to do anything will make its world premiere at HERE, February 8–23.

The Drama League Gala: Embrace the Directors

​​​​​​​The Drama League 2023 Gala titled “Embrace The Season” is an event amplifying the Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway shows gracing the stages in New York City each season.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the Drama League's Embrace the Season Gala

Just last night, the Drama League celebrated Embrace The Season: A Drama League Celebration, the venerated gala event amplifying the extraordinary productions gracing stages in New York City each season. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals here.

FLY TO TOMORROW Sets 29 - Hour Equity Reading For This Week at Playwrights Horizons

Fly To Tomorrow, a new South Korean musical, is having a 29-hour equity reading directed by Ryan Dobrin at Playwrights Horizons.

Photos: Go Inside the Opening Night Celebration for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on Broadway

Merrily We Roll Along officially opens Tuesday, October 10, but the show held its red-carpet Opening Night celebration on Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and and you can check out photos of the cast and creative team here.

New York Stage and Film Reveals Early Casting, Residencies, Leadership Additions

New York Stage and Film has announced initial casting today for the 2023 Summer Season July 14-August 6 at Marist College. Jo Bonney has signed on as director for Soft Target and Colette Robert joins the Paradise Ballroom creative team as director. The one man new play, Like They Do In The Movies, written and performed by Laurence Fishburne has shifted dates to August 5 and 6 due to a scheduling conflict.

World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs' TEETH & More Set for Playwrights Horizons 2023-24 Season

Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2023-24 season, featuring six new productions. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Complete Cast and Creative Team Set for THE COTILLION World Premiere at A.R.T./New York

New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company will present The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel written and directed by Colette Robert.

Marilu Henner, Sydney Lemmon, Jim Hogan & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays will present a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues to celebrate the essential work of swings and understudies, which came to greater attention during the theater industry's unprecedented last three years.

MCC Theater & The Movement Theatre Company to Present PlayLab Staged Reading of QUICK SERVICE

MCC Theater and The Movement Theatre Company will present a PlayLab staged reading of Quick Service by May Treuhaft-Ali and directed by Cristina Angeles.

New York Stage and Film Announces Winter Season and Companies-in-Residence

New York Stage and Film's Winter Season, running February 27-March 5, at the Marist College Manhattan location will support overlapping processes for artists developing new stories, and officially begin the tenure for their 2023 Companies-in-Residence.

Roundabout Now Accepting Applications for Directing Fellowship and Directors Group

Roundabout Theatre Company is now accepting applications for two of the institution’s signature Artists-in-Residence programs: the Roundabout Directing Fellowship and the Leon Levy Foundation Roundabout Directors Group.

Joel Perez and Kara Young to Host The Movement Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Gala

The Movement Theatre Company has announced hosts and performers for their 2022 Annual Gala, which will celebrate the company’s 15th Anniversary. The gala will be held on Monday October 17 at Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster.

IRT to Present Workshop Production of YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING in October

IRT Theater will present a workshop production of you don't have to do anything, a new play by Ryan Drake, directed by Ryan Dobrin, as a part of their 3B Development Series from October 13-16.

Photos: THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS 2022 Now Available To Stream Online!

In a dynamic live return of The 24 Hour Plays flagship intensive for early-career artists, a select group of 43 actors, directors, playwrights, producers and a composer created new work written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. See photos from the plays!

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Announce 2022 Nationals Company With A Return To The In-Person Program

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will take place in person in New York City for the first time since 2019 at Theatre Row on Monday, July 25th. Tickets for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2022 performance will be offered exclusively through a lottery system.

The Fled Collective Announces Its Inaugural Season

The antiracist theater collective will present its first season at Tribeca's Flea Theater, as the organization's Key Resident Company-a reparative grant and partnership offered to a nascent company that centers Black, Brown and Queer artists.

Michael Urie, Mallory Portnoy & More Join Fault Line Theatre's IRONS IN THE FIRE

 Fault Line Theatre will continue the 2022 Season of Irons in the  Fire, the organization’s reading series of new plays in development, with God Save the Queer by Zackary Grady, directed by Portia Krieger and featuring Michael Urie (George), Mallory Portnoy (Charlotte), Keshav Moodliar (Tariq), Seth Clayton (Louis), and Mary McCann (Kate).


The Drama League has released new production images from DirectorFest 2022 – a festival spotlighting the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

Victory Gardens Theater Continues IGNITE Chicago Reading Series With EXERCISE YOUR DEMONS

Victory Gardens Theater presents the Ignite Chicago reading of exercise your demons: a play on the trauma of a gay male body written by Gage Tarlton and directed by Ryan Dobrin, with movement direction by Breon Arzell. exercise your demons: a play on the trauma of a gay male body will be presented on Saturday, February 19 at 3pm at Hardware Strength and Conditioning, 1834 W. Balmoral Ave, Chicago.

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