Meet the Founders.
A Houston native, Ryan first pursued performing at the age of five, after noticing his sister receive a fair amount of attention through her dance classes. The sparkly costumes and overbearing parental praise were all the motivation he needed, and thus began more than a decade of extensive dance training. When he wasn't in the dance studio, Ryan was performing with Deer Park's Art Park Players theater youth group (because one stage just wasn't enough). Ryan received his first opportunity to choreograph a musical at age seventeen - and it was only okay - but, boy, did he have potential! Following his performance-filled adolescence, Ryan discovered his love for being behind the scenes and decided to pursue any choreography and/or directing job he could land.
At age twenty, Ryan became the full-time Production Director at Art Park Players - the very theater where he first auditioned at age six. Over the course of six years, Ryan directed more than forty productions at Art Park while choreographing for multiple high schools in the Houston area.
Ryan now resides in New York City, where he cuts his whiskey with just a little bit of water.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Molly found her love of performing at a young age. Convinced she’d get discovered while accompanying her mother to the grocery store, Molly loved to sing for anyone who’d ask (or not ask). In her teen years, Molly found her home in theater in two different places: the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High School, and the TeenAge Drama Workshop at Cal State University, Northridge. Through these institutions, Molly was invited to attend workshops and master classes with Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang in Culver City, as well as participate in a production that toured the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Molly moved to San Francisco and obtained her BA in Theater Performance from San Francisco State University, receiving the Clarence Miller Scholarship for Excellence in Musical Theatre, and a Distinguished Achievement Award in Directing. While attending SF State, Molly was elected Treasurer of The Players’ Club, the student-run theater organization on campus. Though her studies placed an emphasis on performing, Molly discovered her love of directing, stage management, producing and promoting the creation of new works during her seven years in San Francisco.
Molly is currently living and working in New York City. In her free time, Molly enjoys drinking, making lists, binge-watching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and baking a mean chocolate chip cookie.
Alex has always shown a great appreciation and love for the arts. In her early childhood, she would put on full-scale productions of one-woman shows - complete with makeshift props and costumes - and force her parents to watch. One time, her parents took her to see a community ballet's production of The Nutcracker, and she tried to climb onstage. She also saw Titanic eight times in theaters. (Some may call this a recognition of fine cinema. Others may call it having a school-girl crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. She wonders - what’s the difference?) Eventually, after yet another week of Alex refusing to answer to any name other than ‘Belle’, her parents decided to enroll her into a children’s performance company. And Alex never looked back.
Hailing from the Lone Star State, Alex spent her time there constantly honing her craft. She vocally trained in both opera and contemporary musical theatre, participated in many different workshops and private classes, and performed in over thirty different productions. A few of her favorites include RENT (Maureen), SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL (Green Girl), and PIPPIN (Catherine).
While she considers herself more of an actor than anything, she’s incredibly excited to help create and produce some truly outstanding original works here in the greatest city on earth! In her spare time, Alex enjoys wine, singing harmonies to everything that she hears, and binge-watching. Just in general.