Ryan Fogarty

Ryan Fogarty

Ryan Fogarty is a New York-based playwright. His plays include You’ll Catch Flies (New Conservatory Theatre Center), Skin Like Milk, Goldfish Love, and Plover (Samuel French OOB Fest). He has enjoyed play development experiences at Second Stage, EST, NYS&F, LAByrinth, The Flea, The Lark, Celebration Theatre, Strawdog, Fresh Ground Pepper, Crashbox, Judson, and the Drama League, among others. Honors include...
Ryan Fogarty is a New York-based playwright. His plays include You’ll Catch Flies (New Conservatory Theatre Center), Skin Like Milk, Goldfish Love, and Plover (Samuel French OOB Fest). He has enjoyed play development experiences at Second Stage, EST, NYS&F, LAByrinth, The Flea, The Lark, Celebration Theatre, Strawdog, Fresh Ground Pepper, Crashbox, Judson, and the Drama League, among others. Honors include Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Award, Wurlitzer Foundation Fellow, Heideman Award – finalist, Bookshop Workshops Selection, Princess Grace Award and O'Neill National Playwrights Conference – semifinalist, and Cherry Lane Mentor Project – finalist. BFA NYU Tisch.

Plays

  • You'll Catch Flies
    J, Dev, Smitty, and Marcos kick off a kiki as they wait for their friend Marty to arrive. As the fellas catch up on each other’s lives, share secrets, and gossip about men they reveal their mutual suspicion that Marty may be in a relationship with someone completely unexpected. When they try to catch their friend in the act using a hidden smartphone, Marty’s arrival with his new loved one leads their caper into...
    J, Dev, Smitty, and Marcos kick off a kiki as they wait for their friend Marty to arrive. As the fellas catch up on each other’s lives, share secrets, and gossip about men they reveal their mutual suspicion that Marty may be in a relationship with someone completely unexpected. When they try to catch their friend in the act using a hidden smartphone, Marty’s arrival with his new loved one leads their caper into an unexpected direction, where friends must face their true feelings for each other and discover the value of real intimacy.

Recommended by Ryan Fogarty

  • Isle Royale
    11 Dec. 2019
    A haunting, nostalgic play about young men on the way to finding themselves in the woods. Jeffrey's dialogue feels true to these young boys' lives and time in which they lived, with an atmosphere that is as scary and anxiety-inducing as any teenage boy's life! Great opportunity for a director and designers here to stage scary, action-based elements. I'd love to see this camping journey on its feet!
  • Ada
    10 Nov. 2019
    A surprising and timely play set in a not-too-distant dystopian future. It brought to mind Isaac Asmimov while feeling completely grounded in the #metoo era. The play is a fast-paced thriller and packs many emotional punches. Though it features an intimate cast it offers a wide scope on humanity. Extremely producible, extremely thought-provoking!
  • Hunting BigFoot
    1 Nov. 2019
    Theresa's play is a hilarious representation of just how we look at everything today in a TV writer’s room culture which extends past, well, the writer’s room to all our lives as cultural consumers: we simply sacrifice accuracy for entertainment. We had/have many BigFoots in our history: John Muir. Ken Burns. P.T. Barnum. Dorothy Parker. Josephine Baker. Garbo. They’re all there. This delightfully surprising, cool, dry, witty comedy is about the myths of America. And admirably and irreverently remind us there is only one myth: America itself. Bravo!
  • Outer Banks
    26 Oct. 2019
    Set in New Bern, NC and it’s environs, Foglia beautifully uses local sea-color and history to infuse this story of grief with both whimsy and fear. The fraught-ness of family grief, blame, and forgiveness is on full display here and once we think there will be catharsis we remember after such loss it might never be possible.
  • #GodHatesYou
    17 Oct. 2019
    This play was triggering-ly funny as well as honest and heartbreaking about the painful journey some of us have gone through to escape the hypocrisy of the religions on which we’re raised. Emily makes Laurel’s intimate story feel vital and universal, featuring contemporary dialogue and rich discussions of theology, Twitter feed/online worlds and a fast-paced, action-packed trajectory. Each character is nuanced and comes at their faith and understanding of it from many points of view. I thoroughly enjoyed!