Ryan Long

Ryan Long

Ryan Long is a Seattle-based playwright and deviser. A recent graduate of Whitman College, they are a company member with Dacha Theatre. They specialize queer stories and relationship-driven narratives. Their work has been developed in collaboration with Whitman College and Dacha Theatre.

Plays

  • Sorry I Missed You
    When Michael Coonrod accidentally hits a cat with his car, one mis-dialled number spirals into a tangled web of teenage secrecy and heartbreak in small-town Michigan. Told through 1980s-style answering machine messages, Sorry I Missed You is a play where no one talks to each other, featuring love, mistaken identity, missed opportunities, and a cat.
  • With Dignity
    On December 28th, Laura is going to end her life. As she navigates the Aid in Dying process, her brother and wife struggle to support her through their own grief and misgivings, and the volunteer she befriends faces a crisis over how her choices affect her loved ones. Set over the course of the last hour and last year of a life, With Dignity is a play about mugs, dogs, and the beauty of choice. **Content...
    On December 28th, Laura is going to end her life. As she navigates the Aid in Dying process, her brother and wife struggle to support her through their own grief and misgivings, and the volunteer she befriends faces a crisis over how her choices affect her loved ones. Set over the course of the last hour and last year of a life, With Dignity is a play about mugs, dogs, and the beauty of choice. **Content warnings for heavy themes of suicide and terminal illness.**
  • Thermidor
    The last umbrella store in Seattle is almost out of umbrellas, but it only takes one to bring two Christmas shoppers together.