Ry (he/they) is a lighting designer whose work explores space and time through light and color, to foster positive change through storytelling.
Recent design work includes an online workshop of Bobbie Clearly (Calarts), R&D (Brouhaha Theater Project), Room for Cream Season 4 (Theater of the Two-Headed Calf), and These Violent Delights (Reed College).
They have a BA in Theater from Reed College, and an MFA in Lighting Design from Calarts.
They are currently working on Color’s Queer Bent, a communal photography project that investigates the use of colored light as a method for queer self- expression, by mailing out personalized, handmade color filters that speaks to an individual’s specific identity or that reflects their inner queerness.
They are a co-founder and resident narrator for Theater of the Well-Dressed, a theater company that specializes in enacting queer utopia by re-telling classic fairytales.