Ryan Purcell

2011 The Killing of Michael X, a New Film by Celia Wallace


Ryan Purcell has directed at the Hangar Theatre, LaMama ETC, the Vilage Gate, The 14th Streeet Y, the Olney Theatre Center, FringeNYC, The Magic Theatre as part of their Virgin Play Series, and the Kennedy Center as part of the American College Theatre Festival. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to develop a theatre piece about Afro-Brazilian slave arts in Slavador, Brazil. The piece, Marinheiro, is being developed by Magic Theatre in San Francisco. He is a member of CollaborationTown: A Theatre Company. He is a Drama League Directing fellow. He holds a BFA from Boston University and expects his MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep in 2013.