Ryan Seelig is a lighting and production designer, production manager, technical director, and theater artist based in NYC. He is a 2009 honors graduate of Fordham University who has been working freelance in the entertainment industry for the past decade.
Ryan has traveled around the USA and internationally (including tours in Australia, England, Belgium, Singapore, and Japan) as a lighting designer, lighting supervisor, production manager, and technical director. Ryan’s experience working on live performances in theater, dance, and music has more recently translated to working as a production designer for film. Ryan is an experienced Vectorworks draftsman, electrician and light board programmer. He has traveled and put shows into venues of all sizes at all resource levels.
Ryan has worked with renowned theater companies The Wooster Group, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Elevator Repair Service, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Abrons Arts Center, Ma-Yi Theater, and frequently collaborates with auteurs, Michelle Ellsworth, Becca Blackwell, Morgan Gould, and more. He values long relationships with artists and designers because he is at his best when he’s problem solving, collaborating and thinking of innovative, efficient ways to make things work no matter the constraints. Ryan is excited and prepared to pursue freelance work in lighting design, film production design, and production management.
Upcoming projects for Ryan include lighting design for the world premiere of Kaki King’s “Data Not Found”, James Sprang’s “Turning Towards a Radical Listening”, and an immersive/site specific performance titled “Field and Forest” in collaboration with designer Deb O.