Amber Ryan – Artistic Director

Amber Ryan Developed a love for the performing arts at an early age and believes magic happens in the theater. With a Performing Arts Certificate from NYU TISCH School of the Arts, Amber has over 15 years of experience working with youth theater. She has directed over 40 productions and started multiple youth theater programs, throughout the Valley, that have each achieved high levels of success. Ambers’ work has been recognized by the Arizoni Theater Awards of Excellence for Overall Production for a youth play and Director of a youth play, two years in a row!

Amber also has extensive business and management experience. For 24 years she operated her own profitable business. Her balance of leadership and interpersonal skills lead to the company’s long-term stability and success. Prior to that, she was a General manager of a multi-million dollar franchise, overseeing 17 locations and 100+ employees.

As the Artistic Director, Amber brings the perfect blend of business management, theater experience and creative vision to Actors PLAYground Theater Company.