The Secret Room by Kazim Ali
A staged reading I directed/produced
From Davidson College’s website: “On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the English Department and Theatre Department hosted the world premiere of a spectacular genre-bending event: a staged reading of The Secret Room – a string quartet, written by Kazim Ali, the distinguished McGee Professor of Creative Writing for fall 2017. Directed by Ryan Rotella ’17 (English), the reading gave voice to Professor Ali’s experimental novel, which is written in the form of a musical score. The Strange and Lovely Music of The Secret Room, by Lucas Weals ’19, provides a thorough review of the performance.”
Leslie Rotella, Realtor – Postcard Campaign
Designed and Implemented by me
Using Photoshop/GiMP, I designed and produced this postcard to be sent to over 700 homes in Ball Homes subdivisions throughout Knoxville. This postcard farms from a customer pool that has clients who have already worked with Leslie Rotella, one of the top 100 real estate agents in East Tennessee (and my mom). I also made a custom mailing list for those 700+ homes in Excel by cross-referencing the Ball Homes website and the KAARMLS database for realtors.
co-creator, editor, producer
Last year, I started an ongoing podcast, “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?” with my friends Graham Marema and Scotty Poston, about dealing with the titular question. I produce, edit, and co-host the show.