"His work continues to challenge, inspire, & push boundaries." JUNEAU EMPIRE
"Asks these big questions & doesn't give easy answers." EUGENE WEEKLY
NET 2019 Exchange Grant Recipient
As Collaborator in Residence at Ping Chong + Company, Ryan Conarro along with British Columbia-based artist Nuskmata Mack (Nuxalk/Secwepemc) received the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ 2019 Exchange Grant. They’ll use it to collaborate with Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission's Tis Peterman (Tlingit) and with Salmon State (Juneau, AK). Together, they’ll lay the groundwork for the creation of a multidisciplinary sharing of community stories, amplifying voices of the Alaska-Canada transboundary region, and advocating for protecting and sustaining the cultures and economies of the region's salmon rivers in the face of aggressive corporate mining and climate change. See NET’s announcement here, where you can check out the other grantees. Thanks, NET!
Brooklyn Arts Council 2019 Grant Recipient
Ryan’s solo performance in development, SAINTS OF FAILURE, is the recipient of a 2019 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. The project will premiere in a site-specific production at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, under the direction of Ellie Heyman, and accompanied by the Lafayette Choir. Click here for more on SAINTS OF FAILURE. Click here for Brooklyn Arts Council’s grant award announcement. Thanks, Brooklyn Arts Council!
Future Historical Society @ BRIC Arts Media
April 24-28, the work of the Future Historical Society—of which Ryan is a founding member—will culminate at the BRIC Open festival in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. FHS has created a series of audio installations that document & honor neighborhood histories while inviting and articulating shared & equitable visions for the future. These stories will be shared in a mobile unit that will roam the neighborhood during the week of the festival. Check it out!
ALAXSXA | ALASKA
ALAXSXA | ALASKA, Ping Chong + Company’s performance work and community engagement project for which Ryan is co-director, performer, and community engagement director, toured Alaska for its second season in October 2018. The piece was called “a sumptuous anthropological collage” by Time Out New York and “spellbinding” by the Village Voice.
TCG Circle Feature Article
Check out this feature on Ryan and his work on TCG Circle: This is not a year off: Kinship, Communion, & Creating Space
Ping Chong + Company Collaborator in Residence
Ryan is Artistic Collaborator in Residence and Education & Community Projects Associate at Ping Chong + Company in New York. He first joined the company through the Leadership U One-on-One National Fellowship, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.