Jessica Ryan

changemaker • creator • founder



featured projects

The Salon: Innovation


Created by Broadway Unlocked under The Bridge Program, The Salon is an innovator's dinner re-imagined by converging the arts and commerce.


Surrounded by food, wine, intimate performances and extraordinary conversation, these dinners create the space to forge new pathways of innovation among partners and attendees with diverse backgrounds and common values.


Along with partners Wine Access and Optimist Consulting, our February dinner will convene the most exciting minds in Manhattan in a luxury location, to exchange ideas and discussion around what it means to be innovative.

MALA and Idealist Present: Does Storytelling Impact Careers?


On 2/2, Jessica joins the Muslim American Leadership Association and an esteemed group of panelists for 

a dynamic discussion on how personal stories impact career trajectories.

This storytelling session will explore and share stories about skills, abilities, expertise, personal traits and characteristics, values, and accomplishments in the workplace.

The Broadway Unlocked #Giveback Concert

creator • showrunner

The #giveback concert re-defines what change looks like in the digital era by seamlessly blending live theatre, digital media and interactive technology that brings together a community inspired to action.


In New York City, Broadway, TV, Film and YouTube stars come together to weave stories of strength and hope and raise funds for the groundbreaking work of Crime Victims Treatment Center, where any survivor of violence can receive life-saving treatment - completely free of charge. Over 8 years, this concert has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for survivors of violence.

Learn more.

Take Me To Coffee Podcast

creator • co-host

Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet?  Each week, co-hosts and theatre creators Jessica Ryan (Broadway Unlocked) and Andrew Call (Hamilton) have coffee with experts across every field imaginable, from the founder of CURVYcon and Instagram influencer CeCe Olisa, to star of NBC's Community, Danny Pudi, to sex worker and therapist Janis Luna. #TM2CPodcast is for anyone who looks outside of the box for inspiration and knows just how important a great mentor can be. New episodes Tuesdays!




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past • present • future shindigs

Emery Awards

Script & Speechwriter for Nico Torterella, Amber Heard, DC Comics & more at the 2019 Emery Awards.

Coming Attraction

At the height of Hollywood's rise to talking pictures, Louis B Meyer is recruiting talent and Greta Garbo answers his call. In this invite-only reading, Jess had the room rolling in laughter as  Carmel Meyers, a veteran silent movie actress who delights in her excessive

sartorial style. 

Still Here

Associate Producer on MT Shorts new short musical film "Still Here", written by Roseberry & Klose, featuring Lana Gordon and Nate Stampley.


Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet? Broadway Unlocked"s Jess Ryan and Hamilton's Andrew Call launch a new mentorship podcast for the digital age.

Hanky Panky

Winner of Ken Davenport's PRO Reading Series FA19, Jess directed an all-star reading featuring Paige Davis, Jeff Still, Jay Klaitz & more