Writer. Dramaturge. Performer.
Ryan Griffith grew up along the banks of the Saint John River near Woodstock, New Brunswick. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ryan enjoys performing and writing for theatres in his home province. His play LUTZ was produced by the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, and subsequently published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2011. His short play SHEPODY, RAGE AND WOLFE was recently featured as part of the National Elevator Project Plays produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Halifax, and both of his original plays RETURNING FIRE and FORTUNE OF WOLVES, as well as his adaptation of Alistair MacLeod’s THE BOAT have been recently produced by Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton. Currently, he is working on a two-act play called WHARF and he is once again serving as the Artistic Director for the Next Folding Theatre Company in Fredericton, NB.
CANADIAN THEATRE CREATION
THE NEXT FOLDING THEATRE COMPANY
New Brunswick Theatre Development
The Next Folding Theatre Company is dedicated to producing theatrical works created by new and emerging Canadian artists. Our mandate includes assisting playwrights by providing them with workshop productions, as well as second productions of their scripts. We also seek to create unique collaborative works each year, involving local artists from many different areas of specialization.
Each season, the NFTC produces one Mainstage Original Work, a Creative Collaboration and a Live Audio Workshop Series.
Currently the NFTC is accepting submissions for their 2018-2019 season. We carefully consider and respond to all applicants, although response time may vary depending on the season.
Please send your script submissions to:
A proudly Maritime theatre collective, the NFTC is based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
WORKSHOPS / CONTRACT WORK / DRAMATURGY
Writing Guidance and Support
With nearly 20 years of playwriting experience, Ryan Griffith has the talent and expertise to help you bring your creative ideas to life. Whether you are the Artistic Director of a Professional Theatre Company looking for a new adaptation of an existing classic, a community leader looking for an experienced workshop leader or an emerging playwright looking for basic advice on your first script, Griffith is ready to work for you. Community workshop services, dramaturgy and contract writing are available. All fees are negotiable and all work requests will be considered.
“Every culture that has lost myth has lost, by the same token, its natural healthy creativity. Only a horizon ringed about with myths can unify a culture. The forces of imagination and the Apollonian dream are saved only by myth from indiscriminate rambling. The images of myth must be the daemonic guardians, ubiquitous but unnoticed, presiding over the growth of the child's mind and interpreting to the mature man his life and struggles.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth Of Tragedy