Ryann Weir is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer who loves funny stories about badass chicks.
She is a proud alumni of the Obie-winning group EST/Youngblood where she received two commissions from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her short play X (Dir. Lily Riopelle) and the full-lenthed play it inspired called In Possible Tech. As a playwright, Ryann's other work includesThe Emancipation of the Canary Kids and the Fearsome Outlaw Crow McGraw, Girard in the First Grade (EST/Youngblood), DEBUTANTE. (Ars Nova, Dir. Annie Tippe), and Inheritance (NYU). Short plays include Ronan Farrow to See You (EST/Youngblood Commission), Winter, and A Doll's House Part 3.
Ryann is one fourth of the sketch comedy group Golden Baby (Chicago Sketchfest, Ars Nova Antfest) and one third of Thirty Year Christmas Carol, a thirty year long project/live event/tradition dedicated to exploring one couple's yearly commitment to reading the Dickens text. As an actor she can be seen in the digital series An Actor Unprepared (LAWebfest Best Supporting Actress Nomination), Drunk Girls in Heels (Dailymotion), and The Untilted Webseries Morgan Evans is Doing. On stage, her work has been seen at EST, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, The Brick, The Flea, La Mama, Dixon Place, Cloud City, Roundabout, Theater for the New City, The Chocolate Factory, The Second City, The Pit and others. BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts
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Claire Rothrock and Ryann Weir are writing partners/partners in crime.
They were 2018 Sundance New Voices Fellows, where they started developing Cloister F*cked, an irreverent half hour comedy series about two millennial nuns who defy the Catholic Church in order to preserve their own faith; now in development for tv with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios.
Other credits together include an upcoming feature film project with Leslye Headland, their original play I Heard Sex Noises (Ars Nova Theater, co-written with Andrew Farmer, Dir. Annie Tippe), which is currently in development for tv with Stampede Ventures, a new Y.A. musical developed with NYU called The Undertow, and the web series they co-wrote and co-created called Basic Witch (Amazon Prime/JASH).