Ryan Scarlata has been directing shows professionally for over a decade. He is sought-after by several theatrical companies in Central-Ohio and has been nominated for several directing awards. He has also served as an Associate Director for the Off-Broadway production of Berenstain Bears Live in Family Matters, the Musical in New York City.
Since his relationship with Columbus Children's Theatre began in 2004, Ryan has worked to nurture the talents of students ages 10 through college undergraduate on both productions with adult content and those for young audiences. His students have entered into major university programs and have gone on to perform on national tours and Broadway.
Select credits as Director and/or Choreographer include central Ohio's critically acclaimed production of CATS (read review), Into The Woods Jr., 9 to 5 The Musical, Dracula, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr, The Producers, The Guys, A New Brain, Jekyll & Hyde (read review) and the central Ohio premier of Jonathan Larson's RENT (read review).
"Director and Choreographer Ryan Scarlata drives
the pacing of a compelling story, fills the small stage without it seeming overcrowded, creates some striking visual tableau, and ultimately grips us with a dual edged love story."
~ Dennis Thompson, CentralOhioTheatreRoundtable.org