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Dead Judy Productions presents
Just Say Blow Me
by Susan Mele and Leah Ryan

Friday, January 23rd at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 24th at 8:00pm

Directed by: Brian Fraley
Musice by: Daniel C. Meyer
Lyrics by: Leah Ryan

$22 Gen Admission
$15 Students and Seniors

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore
Box Office: 410–752–8558

Just Say Blow Me Poster

The LIM Fashion Education Foundation presents
An Evening of Leah Ryan

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street NYC

A benefit event to establish the Leah Ryan Scholarship Fund The LIM Players will showcase three of the late playwright's acclaimed one–act plays: The Wedding Dress Fixed.

Calling Luis Tickets are $25.
All ticket proceeds will go to the Leah Ryan Scholarship Fund.
Doors open at 6:15 pm for a wine & hors d'oeuvres reception. Performance begins at 7:15 pm.

Dear Friend, We hope that you will be able to join us on Thursday, November 6 for a special performance in honor of the late Leah Ryan. As a playwright and professor at LIM, Leah touched the lives of many. The LIM Fashion Education Foundation is proud to showcase three of Leah's acclaimed one-act plays with a cast that will include several guest faculty performers, students and friends of Leah. The show will take place at the historic Gene Frankel Theatre, which is located at 24 Bond Street in Manhattan, easily accessible via the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by clicking here. All ticket proceeds will be directly applied to the establishment of the Leah Ryan Scholarship Fund. If you are unable to join us for the performance on the Nov. 6; please consider making a donation to the Leah Ryan Scholarship Fund click here to make a donation. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us carry on Leah's passion for helping students in need achieve their educational goals.

Geek Ink proudly presents

by Leah Ryan
directed by Dev Bondarin

Virginia Bryan, Eli Ganias
Matthew Glogowski, Rita Marchelya
Kira Sternbach, & Laura Wickens

Produced by Jessica Bathurst
Stage Managed by Marcie A. Friedman
Set Design by Ann Bartek
Costume Design by Megan Q. Dudley
Lighting Design by Amith A. Chandrashaker
Sound Design by Chris Rummel
Props Design by Kanda Masami
Assistant Stage Managed by Emma Halpern

No sixteen-year-old wants to be seen with his parents, lesbian or otherwise. Sprung from the laboratory into the shopping mall, feral freak boy Joe is badgered by his dad, picked on by classmates...oh, and mom has a new girlfriend!?!

1h 15m Local Brooklyn NYC
Comedy FringeHIGH
VENUE #11: The Barrow Street Theatre
Sat 9 @ 11
Mon 11 @ 4:45
Fri 15 @ 7:45
Tue 19 @ 5
Thu 21 @ 10

The Overcoat
by Leah Ryan

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WHO: Performed by the Powerhouse Apprentice Company

WHAT: The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Leah Ryan

WHEN: Tuesday, July 29th at 7pm (approximate run time: 40 min)

WHERE: The Shiva Theater at Vassar College

From NYC by train: Take Metronorth from Grand Central to Pougkeepsie (1hr. 40 min), then hop a cab to Vassar College (5min). If the cab driver doesn't know where the Shiva is, have him drop you at Main Building, and ask anyone you see to point you toward the Shiva.

By Car: The drive takes about 1hr 45 min (sometimes less) from NYC. Use Google Maps to find the best directions for you. The address is: 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Birth of a nASIAN
written by Kate Rigg and Leah Ryan

"Birth of a nASIAN" - is Trip hop comedy theater with an asian slant. Original Character monologues, stand up comedy and fierce spoken word rants are all woven together by the kickin pulse of former Juilliard virtuoso turned rockin electronic violin player Lyris Hung.

Lyris Hung and Kate Rigg. Photo by Leda.Kate takes on a wild series of characters exploring identity and alienation across an Amerasian palette. The transitions between characters include an original trip hop soundtrack played live on electronic violin, live sampling, and beats, by Lyris Hung, as well as several in your face spoken word pieces that bring street sensibility to the issues facing Asian Americans searching for their cultural voice.

See edgy thought provoking characters like a 31 year old asian cheerleader, a World Trade Center Street hawker, and a china-latina with an axe to grind at the UI office.

Birth of a nASIAN

The Anchorage Daily News called Birth of a nASIAN "poetry in drag and symphony on a hip-hop bender...stand-up comedy doing the freak with an electric violin...A raucous, in-your-face performance that upends stereotypes and belies cultural expectations through song, sound, rant, comedy, character and technical virtuosity." The Association for Theater in Higher Education said in their annual conference newsletter "One of those rare gems that is so smart, witty and hilarious that I could barely laugh because I was so busy marveling at the layering of language and political sophistication" Northwest Asian Weekly called it "Wild" Metro Weekly Silicon Valley wrote "Uses stereotypes as tools to transcend color...bridges Asian Ameican Identity issues and trip hop puts familiar faces in unique circumstances"

It's good asian girls gone badassed, twisting their classical training to further kick the ass of the pidgin speaking GI loving manicuring kung fu kicking flower arranging ping pong shooting violin playing (!!) math equation solving laundry taking opium smoking delicate oriental lotus flowers that exist in the media's take away minds.

In 2007 Birth of a nASIAN was featured at the Comedy Central Theater in Los Angeles, and in 2008 it will headline Asian Pacific Islander Month at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Birth of a nASIAN has also been performed in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Massachussets, Alaska, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill and continues to tour.

CLICK Link to VIEW "WHY CAN'T I BE WHITE?": 5 minute character excerpt from Birth of a nASIAN at the Comedy Central Theater In L.A. - QuickTime Movie

Dark Nights Series
produced by Dev Bondarin

Prospect Theater Company's Dark Nights Series is an exhilarating chance to see both established and emerging artists explore new ideas on stage. Curated and produced by Dev Bondarin, the Dark Nights Series features everything from magic acts to dance, from new plays to cabaret. Dark Nights are developmental, experimental, and just plain mental! Read more

Prospect Theater Company is a pleased to announce the spring line up of Dark Nights Series shows! All tickets are only $10!

For tickets call 212.352.3101
or visit

Performances at the Hudson Guild Theatre
441 West 26th Street (btwn 9th & 10th)