Ryan Rilette is currently in his eighth season as Artistic Director of Round House Theatre. During his tenure, he has produced the four best-selling shows and two best-selling, highest-attended seasons in Round House history. Since his arrival, the Helen Hayes Awards have nominated Round House productions for 52 awards and awarded them 13, including Outstanding New Play or Musical and Outstanding Resident Musical. He has previously directed Oslo, Small Mouth Sounds, “Master Harold”...and the Boys”, The Book of Will, Angels in America: Perestroika, The Night Alive, and Fool for Love. He has also directed numerous regional and world premieres at theatres throughout the country, including at Marin Theatre Company in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served as Producing Director for five seasons; Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans, where he served as Producing Artistic Director for six seasons; and Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company in New York, which he co-founded and served as Artistic Director for three seasons. As an actor, Rilette has acted in a handful of forgettable made- for-TV movies, an award-winning miniseries, in a film opposite Tommy Lee Jones, and at numerous theatres across the country, including in Three Sisters and No Sisters at Studio Theatre and Uncle Vanya at Round House. He is also the former President of the National New Play Network, and a former professor at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. He serves on the boards of Maryland Citizens for the Arts and theatreWashington.