Hear from Ryan Rilette, who is in his eighth season as Artistic Director of Round House Theatre, where he has also acted in Annie Baker’s new version of Uncle Vanya, and directed Oslo by J.T. Rogers, Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, “Master Harold”...and the Boys by Athol Fugard, The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, Angels in America Part II: Perestroika by Tony Kushner, The Night Alive by Conor McPherson, Fool for Love by Sam Shepard, This by Melissa James Gibson, and How to Write a New Book for the Bible by Bill Cain. Prior to joining Round House, Rilette served as Producing Director of Marin Theatre Company for five seasons and Producing Artistic Director of Southern Rep Theater for six seasons. He is also the co-founder of New York’s Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, where he served as Artistic Director for three seasons, and is the former President of the National New Play Network. Rilette has directed the world premieres of Bellwether by Steve Yockey, Magic Forest Farm by Zayd Dohrn, The House of Plunder by Jim Fitzmorris, Rising Water and The Vulgar Soul by John Biguenet, and The Sunken Living Room by David Caudle. He has also directed regional premieres of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, In The Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, In Walks Ed by Keith Glover, and Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire.
As an actor, he has worked at numerous theatres regionally and in New York, and on TV/ film in In the Electric Mist and the CBS miniseries “Elvis”, among many others. He is a former professor at Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans and earned his MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. Hosted by Chevy Chase At Home.