Personal Summary / Bio
Joy Ryan titles herself dramaturg and holds a 2007 Masters in drama from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a musician (currently harpsichord and voice) and a lawyer. She has served as stage manager and director of opera and plays and has sung a wide range of choral repertory with choruses in Washington, DC, and St. Louis. Joy's credits in dramaturgy include musical theater, new plays, and Shakespeare. Her interest in early history led her to select a thesis topic on ancient drama, a study of the character Helen of Troy in two plays by Euripides, Helen and The Trojan Women. Her recent activities have included lecture/performances entitled "Orpheus, Musician for all times" and "Colonial Celebrations," as well as a research project on viols in colonial America. As a lawyer with the United States Department of Justice and two state governments, she had specialties in environmental law and real estate litigation in federal and state courts. The focus of her dramaturgical work has been research and writing and responding to questions from directors, actors, and designers on any topic related to the play or opera.
CategoriesAmateur Performer, Publisher/Editor/Writer, Enthusiast, Presenter/Festival/Workshop
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