T. Ryder Smith
T. Ryder Smith Broadway: Oslo, War Horse, Equus. NY theatre includes the world premieres of Christina Masciotti’s Social Security, Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho, David Greenspan’s She Stoops to Comedy, Anne Washburn’s Apparition, Barbara Wiechmann’s Summer, Romulus Linney’s Ambrosio, and Richard Foreman’s King Cowboy Rufus and The Gods Are Pounding My Head. Other NY work includes Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Passion Play, Will Eno’s Thom Pain, Glen Berger’s Underneath the Lintel (Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance) and Israel Horowitz’ 3-actor, 30-character play Lebensraum (special Drama Desk award, Outstanding Ensemble Cast). Regional theatre includes the world premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, (Yale Rep) Barbara Hammond’s We Are Pussy Riot (CATF), Chuck Mee’s Big Love (Humana Festival), Doug Wright’s Creditors (La Jolla Playhouse), Tanya Barfield’s Of Equal Measure (Center Theatre Group), and Yael Farber’s Salome (Shakespeare Theatre of DC), as well as the site-specific Waiting for Godot, presented in post-Katrina New Orleans jointly by the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the collective Creative Time and the artist Paul Chan. Film and TV work includes appearances on Instinct, The Blacklist, Elementary, White Collar, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie, the PBS Miniseries The Abolitionists and the cult film Brainscan, as well as experimental films by Marie Losier, Daniel Fish, Lawrence Krauser and Redmond Entwistle. Vocal work includes numerous audiobooks, the touring group Theatre of War, the annual Pacifica Radio readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the animated series The Venture Brothers and the Bioshock video games. Upcoming: the films The Torture Report, and Rachel Rose’s Enclosure, the web series Forever Alone.