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.
Laura Holland is an actor and dramaturg with theatre credits including The Discourse Project, The Way Out, Meditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); Finding Florence, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and 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, she is studying in the Master of Arts: Arts Administration program at Goucher College. Laura is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
associate artistic director
Social Media & archive director
Patrick Alexander is a Baltimore-based composer who strives to create music with which audiences can make emotional and psychological connections as well as feel beyond the surface level and identify the deeply embedded structural elements. Alexander is the Resident Composer and Associate Artistic Director for Quarry Theatre in Baltimore and teaches elementary instrumental music in Maryland. As part of Quarry Theatre, Alexander lends his voice to projects that bring to light stories relating to our contemporary socio-political climate which engage the audience and encourage dialogue and social change after the performance. He holds a BA from Salisbury University and an MM from Towson University, both in composition. He has studied composition with William Kleinsasser and Kevin McCarter. Alexander’s current projects with Quarry Theatre include Yours Forever, Lincoln (a new chamber opera premiering Fall 2022) and Cultus (currently in production). Theatre highlights include The Discourse Project, The Way Out, Meditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); War of the Worlds, Finding Florence, The Amish Project, Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eurydice (Stevenson University).