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Ryan Pater


NYC theater clown
NYC clown teacher

I am a theater performer, creator, and educator based in NYC. I specialize in devising new works and thrive in a world built by clown logic. I build performances that celebrate failure and universal idiocy. I create spaces that beg for poetry, abstraction, and play. As a performer, I am a controlled clumsy acrobat with a penchant for flopping to the ground. My favorite place to be is in rehearsal with a group of people who can be seriously stupid and idiotically honest. 

I am a proud graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts BFA Drama Program and the Pig Iron School for Devised Performance MFA in partnership with University of the Arts.



NYC Theater Director
NYC Theater devisor
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