Ryan Ripley

General Manager
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Ryan Ripley is an arts administrator specializing in project management and technology integration for non-profits. As general manager at the Playwrights’ Center, he oversees building maintenance and upkeep of theater equipment, and serves as project manager for a variety of technology initiatives. Previously, Ryan was the education sales and services manager at Park Square Theatre, where he coordinated daytime matinees and workshops for an annual audience of 25,000 students. Ryan is a freelance theater director and designer who has worked with numerous theater companies in the Twin Cities. Most recently, his production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot with Theatre Pro Rata was selected as one of the top ten productions of the year by both the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press. He has worked on several productions with Hardcover Theater, a small company specializing in new stagings of classic literature, where he served as managing director.