Ryan S. Taylor is a stage director and producer based in Washington, DC.  Directing credits include The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Young Playwrights Theatre, The Source Festival, Capital Fringe, Rorschach Theatre, Journeymen Theater Ensemble, DC Queer Theater Festival, and the Flashpoint Mead Theater Lab, among others. Ryan is also Founding Artistic Director of The Washington Rogues, for which he has directed six productions, including three world premieres. Assisting credits include Rorschach Theater and Forum Theater & Dance. Ryan is a two-time recipient of Cultural DC's Flashpoint Mead Theater Lab grant and is a 2015-2016 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship winner. BA, Guilford College. Ryan's next production is the world premiere of Jenny Lane's Agents of Azeroth with the Rogues, coming January 2016

More information about The Washington Rogues can be found at washingtonrogues.org.



Directing Experience (**- world premiere, *-regional premiere):

The Washington Rogues:                                                                                                                                                                                     Agents of Azeroth by Jennifer Lane , The Young Romantics, by Alexandra Petri and Sam Linden**, In The Forest, She Grew Fangs by Stephen Spotswood**, Mitzi's Abortion by Elizabeth Heffron*, Eight by Ella Hickson*, Busted Jesus Comix by David Johnston*, The Teachers Lounge by Rebecca Gingrich-Jones**

Capital Fringe/Loretta Michaels Productions:                                                                                                                                                               Straight Faced Lies, by Mark Williams*

The Source Festival:                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Peach by Alex Dremann, Executive Order 10450 by Hal Corley, Ice Holes by Greg Romero

Young Playwrights Theater:                                                                                                                                                                                             Love, What? by Maya Rivera

DC Queer Theater Festival:                                                                                                                                                                                             Pocket Universe by Duncan Pflaster

Assistant Directing Credits: Forum Theater & Dance; Rorschach Theater

Additional Credits: Rorschach Theater, Journeymen Theater Ensemble, eXtreme eXchange, Solas Nua, Field Trip Theater Company

Awards and Recognition:

2013 and 2015 Cultural DC Flashpoint Mead Theater Lab grant winner

2015-2016 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellow

2020 Jubilee Year Committee Member


BA, Philsophy, Guilford College 2004. Additional training at Studio Theater Acting Conservatory (studied directing with Joy Zinoman.)