Theater Productions


How to Separate Your Soul From Your Body (in ten easy steps!)

by Bryna Turner

August 2019

Director/Co-Producer/Projection and Audio Design: Ryan Rotella
Co-Producer: Savannah Deal
Scenic Designer: Aren Carpenter
Lighting Designer, Intimacy Choreographer, Scenic Work: Kaylin Gess
Costume Designer: Sherry Wu
Venue / Company: The Warehouse PAC / SiCK Productions

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The Gnadiges Fraulein

by Tennessee Williams

May 2018

Director: Ryan Rotella
Scenic Designer: Kaylin Gess
Lighting Designer: Sophie Mills
Venue: Davidson College

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by Neil Simon

March 2018

Director: Ann Marie Costa
Assistant Director: Ryan Rotella
Scenic Designer: Anita Tripathi
Lighting Designer: Evan Kinsley
Costume Designer: Ketti Shum
Venue: Davidson College – Duke Family Performance Hall

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the secret room

by Kazim Ali

September 2017

A staged reading of a book 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.”

Video of performance

The recorded version of the staged reading I directed and produced.
The livestream of the staged reading I directed and produced.

The Actor’s Nightmare

by Christopher Durang

May 2017

Director: Ryan Rotella
Scenic Designer: Ed Pritchard
Lighting Designer: Neil Reda
Venue: Davidson College – The Barber Theater

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