Quarry Theatre examines history through the lens of live performance. We excavate media, text, statistics, sound and fine art in our continual quest to seek answers to the great WHY questions of the human experience.
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.
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.
Patrick Alexander's music combines aspects of many styles and periods, the genesis of which often begins with a single set of pitches, intervals, or rhythms that are then used to generate the musical material of an entire piece. While strongly focused on compositional method and process, he strives to create music with which audiences can make both emotional and thoughtful connections. Patrick is the Resident Composer for Quarry Theatre 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 Fall 2020. Additional theater credits include The Way Out, Meditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); Hedda Gabler, Finding Florence, The Amish Project, The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Small Breezes, Eurydice (Stevenson University).