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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 a 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.

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Managing Director

Resident Dramaturg

Laura Holland is an actor, dramaturg, and arts administrator. Her focus is on new and original works grounded in true events. Theatre credits include Witness Statements (Cockpit in Court); Yours Forever, Lincoln; The Discourse ProjectThe Way OutMeditations on Nationalism (Quarry Theatre); Finding Florence and The Amish Project (Stevenson University). In December 2023, Laura graduated with a Master of Arts: Arts Administration from Goucher College. Her thesis A Case for the Ephemeral: Temporary Public Art and Its Place In Our Communities won the 2023 Jean Wilhelm Award for Best Major Paper. Laura is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stevenson University in Interdisciplinary Studies with focused backgrounds in literature, performance, and the social sciences.

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associate artistic director

Resident Composer

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 and also go beyond the surface to 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 where he was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in 2024 in his district. As part of Quarry, 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 with William Kleinsasser and Kevin McCarter. Alexander’s current project with Quarry is The Red Shoes: Soul Stories which explores the complex world of compulsion and addiction. Previous projects with Quarry include Yours Forever, Lincoln (A Chamber Opera)The Discourse Project, The Way Out, and Meditations on Nationalism; additional theatre credits for music and sound design include The Seagull, The Laramie ProjectWar of the Worlds, Finding Florence, The Amish Project, Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Eurydice.

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