Annie Ryan

Annie Ryan

Annie Ryan is a multi-​award-​winning the­atre direc­tor and actor.

She trained in act­ing and impro­vi­sa­tion at Chicago’s famed Piven The­atre Workshop.

After grad­u­at­ing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she moved to Dublin and founded her com­pany, The Corn Exchange in 1995.

Act­ing high­lights for stage include the title role in Nora adapted from Ibsen’s A Dolls’ House, directed by Eoghan Car­rick for Corn Exchange at Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val 2017; Anna Petro­vna in Chekhov’s First Play, by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd for Dead Cen­tre at Schaubühne, Berlin and Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val 2015.

Other the­atre high­lights include Blanche in What­ever Hap­pened to Baby Jane, directed by Annie Ryan for Corn Exchange, Project Arts Cen­tre; She in Michael West’s A Play on Two Chairs, for Corn Exchange, Dublin Fringe; Martha in Big Bad Woolf, directed by Annie Ryan for Corn Exchange, Dublin Fringe; Colette in Bren­dan Behan’s The Hostage, directed by Brian Brady, Abbey The­atre and Miranda in The Tem­pest, directed by Robert Falls, Good­man Theatre.

Screen high­lights include Mrs Collins in The Spar­row, directed by Michael Kinirons, Tiger Dar­ling Films 2022; Fla­ha­van in The Drum­mer And The Keeper, directed by Nick Kelly, D & G Films 2017; Kate in Bachelor’s Walk, directed by John Car­ney and Tom Hall, RTÉ; Reena in The Last Bus Home, directed by Johnny Gogan Ban­dit Films; Franny in Three O’Clock High, directed by Phil Joanou, Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures 1987; Sher­merite in Fer­ris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes, Para­mount Pic­tures and Angie in Lucas, directed by David Seltzer, Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox.