Commercial Shoot, June 11th!

Ryan shot a commercial where he was an Astronaut and a Marionette.  Stay tuned for further updates!

THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Mini-Tour, April 15 – May 10th

Ryan returned to the Black Lagoon for the next step of the developmental process for Theatreworks USA’s newest show, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other Story Books.  Directed by Jeremy Dobrish and choreographed by Connor Gallagher, Lagoon also starred Anika Larsen, Tom Deckman, Veronica Reyes and Matt Dengler .  Ryan played an operatic Bear, a super cool Cat, an Ant who works too hard, a bus driver and many other characters!

Jinxed, February 22nd at 7pm at Abingdon Theatre Company

Ryan took part of a reading of “Jinxed”, a new play by Stacey Luftig.  “Jinxed” explores the intense friendship and rivalry between Amelia Earhart and Jackie Cochran – and traces the surpriseing events that lead to Amelia’s Disappearance.  Ryan played Paul Mantz – Amelia Earhart’s trainer.  The reading was presented by The Abingdon Theatre Company and directed by Donald Brenner on February 22nd at 7:00pm.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon Workshop, February 4th

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish, Choreographed by Connor Gallagher and Music Direction by Jeff Beiring with songs, lyrics, and books by so many different writers I couldn’t possibly list everyone, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon was workshopped by Theatreworks USA. Ryan played many different crazy characters, from a Bear who just wants his hat back to a Cat who is full of himself.  It also starred Anika Larsen, Veronica Reyes, Tom Deckman and Jeremy Morse. It was presented on February 4th.

The Box Turtle Incident at The PIT, January 27th at 8pm

Ryan will be performing his solo show once again at The PIT on Sunday, January 27th at 8pm. Tickets are $8.00 at the door.

PETER PAN at Northern Stage, December 7th - January 6th

Visit Neverland this Holiday Season! Ryan will be portraying Mr. Smee in Northern Stages production of PETER PAN December 7th - January 6th in White River Junction, VT. Click here for more details. Directed and Choreographed by Connor Gallagher.

THE BOX TURTLE INCIDENT, Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30pm at The P.I.T.


Written and Performed by Ryan Dietz
Directed by Leslie Collins 

Meet Ryan, a sixth grader whose birthday wishes come true when his parents get him what he's been praying for:  a box turtle.  Things at home have definitely started looking up...but what about school?  Would he trade in his only friend, Jason, for an ounce of popularity?  Will he actually get to perform on a real stage, outside of his living room productions?  Ryan's dreams start to turn into reality, but how long could it last?  Follow Ryan as his imagination and desire to perform help him discover what it means to grow up your own way.

September 25, 2012 at 9:30pm at The P.I.T. 
(123 East 24th between Park and Lex).

$8 at the door.

*THE BOX TURTLE INCIDENT was developed in Jen Nail's Do It Yourself class at The P.I.T. This 30 minute presentation is the first public performance of the piece and will be performed after comedian Carmen Lynch.