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Meet our charming director of "Piazza"


That's Ryan with the lovely Daisy, our choreographer.

Ryan Began, joining AFD for the first time as Director of "The Light In The Piazza," is a freelance theater director who is passionate about telling compelling stories that both entertain and engage.

He recently directed a workshop of the new musical "one state two state / red state blue state" at The Poets' Theatre.

Other recent directing credits include "Fiddler on the Roof" with Colonial Chorus Players and "Lost In Yonkers" for the Theatre Company of Saugus.

Prior credits include "Show Boat" (Assistant Director) for Fiddlehead Theatre Company Inc, "Come Back, Little Sheba" (Assistant To The Director) for Huntington Theatre Company, "Carrie: The Musical," "In the Heights," "Clybourne Park," and "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" (Assistant Director) for SpeakEasy Stage Company, "Closer Than Ever" (Assistant Director) for New Repertory Theatre, "Orfeo," "L’incoronazione di Poppea," "Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria," "La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo," "La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers," "La Couronne de Fleurs," "Almira" and "Niobe: Regina de Tebe" (Assistant Director / Intern) for Boston Early Music Festival, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" & "James and the Giant Peach" (Director) for Boston Children's Theatre, "These Seven Sicknesses" (Director) at Suffolk University, "Car Talk: The Musical!" (Assistant Director) at Central Square Theater, "Mortal Terror" (Assistant Stage Manager) at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and "Animal Crackers" (Assistant Director) with Lyric Stage Company.

Whew! Welcome Ryan!

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