James Ryan


Plays include: Dennis, Not Showing, Portrait of My Bikini, and Arab Bride. He has received productions at Ensemble Studio Theater, Act One in Los Angeles, The Playwright’s Center, Stage Three, Circle Repertory Company, Berkeley Stage, Westbank Café, and Alice’s Fourth Floor, among others. One-acts produced in Ensemble Studio Theater’s Marathon are: Iron Tommy, Door To Cuba, Mink on a Gold Hook, and In Cahoots. He is a recipient of fellowshops from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, and NYFA; he received commissions from the Actors Theater of Louisville and South Coast Repertory Company. He adapted Arab Bride to the screen for Hollywood Pictures; and Lucy, an original screenplay, was developed for Spring Creek/Warner Bros. For television he wrote “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” As an actor, he appeared in the films Falling in Love, Five Corners, and Joe vs. The Volcano. He teaches at the Actors Studio/ New School MFA program and is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater and the HB Playwrights Unit. 



Appears in
The Young Girl and The Monsoon (New Theater Wing)