WIZARD OF ODD
Devised by Ryan Pater
Lincoln Center Education 2014
The inaugural devised work of Oh Force! Theater Co. exploring our relationship to smart technology through the eyes of six clowns attempting to perform a live production of Wizard of Oz. Performed at Lincoln Center Education as well as in the Lincoln Center Atrium as part of their “meet the artist” series.
Written by Ari Itkin and Developed by Ryan Pater, Betsey Brown, Ari Itkin, Harry Poster
Secret Theater NYC 2015
Developed through our Bungalow reading series beginning in 2013, Daisies; a comedy about death… was written by co-artistic director Ari Itkin and produced by Ryan Pater incorporating a vignette structure with musical transitions all exploring death, loss, and mourning with pleasure.
THE OVERTURNED POT
Devising process led by Ryan Pater, Betsey Brown, Ari Itkin
In residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts summer residency program Oh Force! Theater
Co., led by Ryan Pater, engaged four senior acting students in a devised process inspired by Buchner’s Woyzeck.
Written by Alice Pencavel and Devised by Ryan Pater
Kymberlee Project 2016
A theatrical experiment involving eight actors, one script, and a large game of theatrical telephone. Audiences were privy to the observation of a one-act play transforming through a large game of telephone from one pair of actors to the next culminating in a sharing of the original script at the end from start to finish.
ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD
Devised by Ryan Pater
Dixon Place NYC 2017
Devised work created by Ryan Pater with an ensemble of six exploring Plato’s Allegory of the Cave using stylized movement, nonverbal story-telling and clowning.
PRESENTS OF PAIN
Written by Ryan Pater and Directed by Andrew Wells Ryder
Manhattan Repertory Theater 2018
A one-act play for two clowns written by Ryan Pater. Two clowns face each other after a mysterious traumatic event neither can acknowledge.
WILD AND WARM
Written and performed by Ryan Pater and Daniel Emond
A ten-track freak folk record written and recorded by Ryan Pater and his musical partner, Daniel Emond. Can be
found on Spotify under the band’s name Lion and Spaniel. Recorded at Vitruvian Sound.
Devised by Kyle Metzger and Ryan Pater
Wyck Historic House 2021
A devised site specific performance mixing history, fantasy, and the absurd. Created in collaboration Ryan and Kyle led an ensemble of eleven on a devised process inspired by the history and architecture of Wyck House to create a free event for the Germantown community to begin healing after a year of isolation.
TRI-STATE COALITION… GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Devised and performed by Ryan Pater, Carlton Ward, Kenyon Meleney
Arts Bank at UArts 2021
The culminating thesis of the Devised Performance MFA at the Pig Iron School. A sci-fi clown romp through an opening ceremony for a machine that will fix the world’s problems only to cause a few more.