Ryan Erwin is a Utah based theatre artist. He currently teaches middle school at two middle schools and is the Youth Theatre Director at Hale Centre Theatre all in the Salt Lake Valley. He graduated from Utah State University with honors in Theatre Studies. He was an Intern for OTW 15 in Chicago. He adjudicates the Drama/Speech category in the statewide scholarship program, Sterling Scholars. He has presented his projects at various conferences; AATE (2014), Utah Theatre Association (2016 & 2017). He served for over two years as a board member and theatre director at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, where he implemented Creative Stage, a youth theatre company that has produced a dozen shows since its inception. Ryan awarded the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year at South Hills Middle School and was recently named a Salt Lake City Ambassador for the Trevor Project. He is excited to be back in the Bay Area and at OTW for an amazing conference.