We hope you will consider being an Irene Ryan preliminary round respondent! Even if you directed students in the production for which they are nominated or if you’re coaching students for the Ryans, you are still eligible to serve. Ryan Respondents observe an hour of the preliminary round. They then engage that hour’s actors in a group feedback session intended to help them grow as actors.
Responding is an effective way for faculty to learn about the Ryan process in order to better serve the needs of your students in years to come. It is also a legitimate “service to the field” credit on your vita.
Questions? Feel free to contact Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, Irene Ryan Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the Ryan responding, or if you would like to be a preliminary round respondent.