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Jessica Ryan

A changemaker, creator and founder at the intersection of the arts and entrepreneurship.

I'm a recovering polite midwestern girl from Kansas City who’s now happily bi-coastal and working as a mad scientist across the arts, entrepreneurship, technology and activism.


A member of SAG & Equity, I've voiced spots for clients like Wendy's, Starbucks and (probably most importantly) I once sang a jingle for an adult superstore in North Dakota (true story, Annabelle's, look it up). I've appeared on stage as an actor at Goodspeed, The Berkshire Theatre Festival & more. 


I'm a prolific director, with credits including digital content with Don Cheadle (Avengers), Mark Rylance (Ready Player One), Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix), Tituss Burgess (Kimmy Schmidt), Casey Cott (Riverdale), Keala Settle (Greatest Showman), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl) and more.  My stage credits include Hanky Panky for Davenport Theatricals, featuring Paige Davis (Trading Spaces), Jeff Still (To Kill A Mockingbird), Jay Klaitz (Jessica Jones), LeeRoy Johnson (Long Day's Journey Into Night) & more;  an innovative multi-media production of Pasek & Paul's Dogfight, and my film credits include several documentary shorts about Crime Victims Treatment Center.


I've written for some of the biggest companies and most inspiring people in the world including GE, Amazon, UNICEF, CISCO, YMCA, Mastercard, McKinsey, Sloan Kettering, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India and Monica Lewinsky, just to name a few.

And I'm also the founder of Broadway Unlocked (BU), a startup pushing the boundaries of theatre beyond the footlights, creating innovation for any stage. Its portfolio includes The Giveback Concert, Take Me To Coffee, Full STEAM, Storytelling for Leaders and The Salon, as well as innovative live digital content production. The company is at the forefront of innovation in the arts and delivers powerful collaborations, content, products and partnerships across business, cause and culture.

In case you're not exhausted yet, I'm an ambassador for the Summit community, member of the Zuckerberg Institute and Creator and Co-Host of the Take Me To Coffee Podcast with Hamilton's Andrew Call as well. 

Currently accepting extra hours in the day, inquire within.



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