Brittany Ryan (born June 23, 1992) is a Chinese/Métis (Ojibwe) theatre artist based in Toronto, ON. She is an emerging Production Manager, Stage Manager, and Arts Administrator.
She has worked in various capacities with artists and companies such as Yvette Nolan, Michael Greyeyes and Signal Theatre, Tara Beagan and Andy Moro's Article 11, Native Earth Performing Arts, Factory Theatre, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), and The Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT).
Brittany most recently was the Technical Director/Stage Manager for Signal Theatre's seminal production of Winter Home presented at York University and also by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company and TRIBE Inc. in Saskatoon. Previously, Brittany has been a part of the stage management team for the Weesageechak Festival at Native Earth, the Production Manager for Article 11, and casual labour for various theatre companies. In June 2014, Signal Theatre's A Soldier's Tale was presented and co-produced by the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival, in which Brittany contributed as Production Intern and Assistant Stage Manager. Currently, Brittany is the Network Coordinator/Administrator at IPAA and the Company Administrator of Signal Theatre.
Brittany moved to Toronto from her hometown of Vancouver to further her training and fuel her passion for the performing arts. Brittany is now a recent graduate of the Performance Production program at Ryerson University and holds a B.F.A. When she is not busy making art, Brittany enjoys a life of sustainable living and advocacy which includes cycling, volunteering, hiking, researching, and travelling. Upcoming productions include Winter Home at the Prismatic Festival in Halifax this August 2015 and yet-to-be announced works at Planet IndigenUS.