Quarry Theatre, a Baltimore-based theatre company, creates authentic works of performance that reflect the issues surrounding today’s socio-political climate. Collaged from the excavation and examination of significant textual and statistical evidence as well as an array of media sources, Quarry Theatre productions defy genre and connect with audiences through originally composed live music and provocative storytelling.
Ryan Clark is a Baltimore born and raised director, actor and educator who has spent his entire adult life creating, nurturing and celebrating live performance. His directing work is an eclectic mix of original plays, re-imagined classics and contemporary texts. Ryan launched Quarry Theatre in 2011 because of his interest in original, deconstructed and devised theatre. His directing work with Quarry includes, The Booth Project, Meditations on Nationalism and The Way Out. Some of Ryan’s regional and academic credits include, 4.48 Psychosis, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Laramie Project, Measure for Measure, King Lear, Oedipus Rex, Romeo and Juliet, Hedda Gabler, The Amish Project and his M.F.A. thesis production of Yerma. Ryan is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Theatre and Media Performance at Stevenson University. He holds an M.F.A. from Florida State University and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society labor union.
Patrick Alexander's work amalgamates various musical styles and often derives from a single set of pitches, intervals, or rhythmic patterns from which the materials of an entire piece are then generated. While strongly focused on method, process and form, he strives to create music with which audiences can make both emotional and thoughtful connections. Patrick is the Resident Composer for Quarry Theatre in Baltimore and teaches elementary instrumental music in Maryland. He holds a BA from Salisbury University and an MM from Towson University, both in composition. He has studied with William Kleinsasser, Kevin McCarter, and Jerry Tabor. Patrick’s next project with Quarry Theatre, The Dictator’s Playbook, premieres September 2020. Theatre highlights include The Way Out, Meditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); Finding Florence, The Amish Project, The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eurydice (Stevenson University).
Laura Holland is an actor and dramaturg whose most recent theatre credits include The Way Out, Meditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); and Finding Florence, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Amish Project (Stevenson University). Laura received her bachelor’s degree from Stevenson University in Interdisciplinary Studies with focused backgrounds in literature, performance, and the social sciences. Currently, Laura is researching for Quarry Theatre’s upcoming production The Dictator’s Playbook (to be premiered Fall 2020). Laura is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.