Ryan Fogarty

Ryan Fogarty

Ryan Fogarty is a New York-based playwright. His plays include You’ll Catch Flies (world premiere New Conservatory Theatre Center 2019/20 Season), Skin Like Milk, Goldfish Love, and Beating Off. He has enjoyed play development experiences at Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, The Flea, WP Theater, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Celebration Theatre (LA), Strawdog (Chicago), Fresh Ground...
Ryan Fogarty is a New York-based playwright. His plays include You’ll Catch Flies (world premiere New Conservatory Theatre Center 2019/20 Season), Skin Like Milk, Goldfish Love, and Beating Off. He has enjoyed play development experiences at Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, The Flea, WP Theater, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Celebration Theatre (LA), Strawdog (Chicago), Fresh Ground Pepper, The Lark, Magic Time! at Judson, the Drama League, among others. He is a member of Crashbox Theater Company’s Inaugural 2018/19 Write.Play.Launch playwrights' group. 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 Dramatic Writing 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.
  • Skin Like Milk
    Berlin, 1941. In a makeshift basement gay bar, Heinrich and Otto have just strangled a Nazi officer. Shortly after hiding the body, guests arrive attempting to forget the destruction from last night’s air raids. Adding to the raw nerves in the room, Emile, Heinrich’s former lover, and his new interest, a young man, Horst, show up to share a drink and a bit of music with their friends. As the night unravels, the...
    Berlin, 1941. In a makeshift basement gay bar, Heinrich and Otto have just strangled a Nazi officer. Shortly after hiding the body, guests arrive attempting to forget the destruction from last night’s air raids. Adding to the raw nerves in the room, Emile, Heinrich’s former lover, and his new interest, a young man, Horst, show up to share a drink and a bit of music with their friends. As the night unravels, the alcohol disappears and air raids resume, these men come to realize that their dark bar is no longer a refuge from the hateful world above and their demons have followed them below, unmasking enemies and facing the possibility of an unlikely escape.
  • Beating Off
    Unable to find her next film and dabbling in plastic surgery, Midge, makes a trip to New York City to visit her friend and former co-star, Rafa. In his hotel room, as the wine bottles empty, Midge comes to find she is not the only one who is struggling to make it back into the spotlight. Now facing the end of their reign as the King and Queen of Hollywood, Rafa concocts a grand plan that might relaunch their...
    Unable to find her next film and dabbling in plastic surgery, Midge, makes a trip to New York City to visit her friend and former co-star, Rafa. In his hotel room, as the wine bottles empty, Midge comes to find she is not the only one who is struggling to make it back into the spotlight. Now facing the end of their reign as the King and Queen of Hollywood, Rafa concocts a grand plan that might relaunch their careers. But are they willing to sacrifice everything to do it?
  • Goldfish Love
    Charles is suffering from a form of dementia in an assisted-living home. When his former love, Dean, returns after his wife’s passing, Charles struggles to understand why he has come back after so long. Charles’ daughter, Aly, believes Dean is after his money, but his nurse, Serena, believes Dean wants a new beginning in the twilight of their lives. In a fight to decide between his heart and his head, Charles...
    Charles is suffering from a form of dementia in an assisted-living home. When his former love, Dean, returns after his wife’s passing, Charles struggles to understand why he has come back after so long. Charles’ daughter, Aly, believes Dean is after his money, but his nurse, Serena, believes Dean wants a new beginning in the twilight of their lives. In a fight to decide between his heart and his head, Charles wonders if he’ll ever know the truth when both have been broken.
  • Plover
    A man washes up ashore after being caught in a riptide. When three bathing beauties seduce him into staying on their side of the beach, a little bird appears to remind the man that the place he came from, though dangerous, is where he belongs.