Ryan Kathman, MFA, AEA, SAFD
Currently an assistant professor of Acting/Directing at Nebraska Wesleyan University and an actor, director, educator, playwright, fight choreographer and dialect coach who has worked in multiple states around the Midwest and Midsouth. Information about his one-man version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, titled One-Ham Manlet can be found here: onehammanlet.com. Besides directing at NWU, other favorite projects include adapting and directing Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for various companies; producing/directing works for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, including an original Canterbury Tales adaptation called Toward Canterbury and a solo show called Blue Collar Diaries; performing on stages like the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (Humble Boy), Minnesota’s Jungle Theater (The Rivals), Playwright’s Center (The Sea Wolf), and Illusion Theater (Kung Fu Hamlet), as well as Memphis’ Playhouse on the Square (Spamalot) and Theatre Memphis (Doubt), in addition to roles in short and feature-length films and various commercials. Member of Actors Equity Association and an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.