Photo by Daniel Rader

Photo by Daniel Rader

RYAN J. HADDAD

Ryan J. Haddad is an actor, writer, and autobiographical performer based in New York. His debut solo play Hi, Are You Single? was presented in The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and continues to tour the country. The play was conceived and developed as Ryan’s senior capstone at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he studied Theatre and Creative Writing. Hi, Are You Single? subsequently received workshops at Dixon Place, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the LGBT Center of New York City under the direction of Laura Savia. 

Ryan has performed original work at La MaMa E.T.C. and the New Museum. He is currently developing the play Good Time Charlie, a cabaret titled Falling for Make Believe, and the solo pieces My Straighties (RADD Fest 2016, New Masculinities Festival 2017) and Dark Disabled Stories (#americanAF Festival, TELL: Queer Storytelling at BGSQD). 

He studied autobiographical storytelling with internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller.  Drawing on his life experiences as a gay man with cerebral palsy, Ryan strives to bring authentic depictions of disability and intersectionality to the stage. Though his pieces vary thematically, Ryan’s role as performer keeps disability a constant undercurrent in his narratives.

His acting credits include The Maids and Lucy Thurber’s Orpheus in the Berkshires at Williamstown Theatre Festival, "Noor and Hadi Go To Hogwarts" for Theater Breaking Through Barriers, and television appearances on "Bull," "Madam Secretary," and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Ryan is a 2017-18 Queer/Art Performance and Playwriting Fellow, under the mentorship of Moe Angelos, and a member of The Public Theater’s 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group. He regrets to inform you that his career peaked in college when he played Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music.