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Don't Let Them Take Your Shoes

March 09, 2018

An autobiographical piece where a young woman works through the women in her family's history to uncover her own trauma.  

Presented by NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Written by Elise Sokolow

Directed & Developed with Ryan Amador & Kelsey Torstveit

Performed by Elise Sokolow & Kelsey Torstveit

The Mollyhouse (In Concert)

January 14, 2018

Loosely based on the true story of an underground gay bar in 1700's London. 

Book & Lyrics by Richard Hansen 

Music by Divya Maus

Presented at Rockwell Table & Stage

Directed by Ryan Amador


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Innervisions: Realized

October 14, 2017

Performance of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 album INNERVISIONS in collaboration with New-Orleans-based Culinary Director Octavio Ycaza leading 10 chefs in an interpretation of the album through food.  

Produced by Jukebox Castle & David Castillo

Presented by Loyola University in New Orleans, LA

Conceived & Directed by Ryan Amador

Choreographed by Polanco Jones Jr. 

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Brecht/Weill's 7 Deadly Sins

January 06, 2017

A collaboration between New Orleans' most innovative Chefs, Dancers, Musicians, Visual Artists, and Mixologists to re-envision the classic opera by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill.  

Produced by Jukebox Castle & David Castillo

Presented at Loyola University in New Orleans

Directed by Ryan Amador

Choreographed by Polanco Jones Jr.

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Mouthy Bitch (Premiere)

May 29, 2015

The world premiere of "Mouthy Bitch" by Dennis Bush.  


Produced & Performed by Kelsey Torstveit

Presented by The 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival 


Directed by Ryan Amador


Lord of The Flies

January 12, 2013

Performed on THE ROOF of The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory in New York City


Directed & Adapted by Ryan Amador

Based on the Book by William Golding

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REALAD: NYU Abu Dhabi Orientation Musical

September 10, 2014

An original musical for Freshman Orientation at NYU Abu Dhabi

Directed by Ryan Amador (with Elizabeth Swados in 2013)

Written by The REALAD Cast for NYU Abu Dhabi


Presented at Al Raha Theatre in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Summers 2013-2015

A Bright Room Called Day

October 14, 2011

Presented by New York University

October 14-23rd, 2013


Directed by Ryan Amador

Written by Tony Kushner

Lucky Nurse

November 12, 2010

Presented by NYU Playwrights Downtown

November 2010


Directed by Ryan Amador

Written by Michael John LaChiusa

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