Ryan Gerberding interview by Jen Bush
Ryan Gerberding is thrilled to be making his New York City stage debut as Dempsey in Carson & Huston. This exciting new work based on a true story focuses on a meeting that took place between writer Carson McCullers and director John Huston in Ireland.
This Northern Californian traded the sandbox for the stage in elementary school. He honed his craft in multiple areas throughout his entire school tenure and graduated from college a theatre and dance major.
Mr. Gerberding has immersed himself in the arts. He not only performs but also writes, directs and composes songs. He is a founding member of a theatre company as well as a board member of a theatre club. We learn a bit more about him in his own words:
“I was born in Sacramento, CA and raised in the suburb of Rocklin, CA. I performed in school plays throughout elementary, middle, and high school. I graduated from University of California, Davis with a major in Theatre and Dance. I am also a founding company member at Placer Repertory Theater.”
“In college, I performed in many plays and musicals for the Theatre department and Studio 301, an undergraduate-run theatre club on campus. Between on-campus performances, I also performed in several musicals in local community theaters. I was also on the board of Studio 301 (Publicity Coordinator) and directed three shows for the club: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Swimmers by Rachel Bonds, and Dogfight the musical. With Placer Repertory Theater, I have directed and performed in several staged readings and a web series, served as Digital Media Director, and co-wrote/performed in a solo show, My Jekyll and Hyde.
We give Mr. Gerberding a big New York City welcome as he steps on stage to delight eager audiences in this thrilling new theatrical production.