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Hal Ryder

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Acting Classical Texts

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Hal has directed plays and taught acting for almost 40 years. Hal founded and is CEO of Educational Arts Resource Services (EARS, Inc.), dedicated to the creation of support material/ media for Arts Education. In 2010 Hal formed World Arts Access a non-profit that received a 1.3 million dollar contract for Radio Drama in Yemen. WAA is continuing that work currently. In a program sponsored by Freehold Theater, Hal taught drama workshops to men at the Monroe Correctional Center. He served as artistic and executive director of Open Door Theatre, a company helps prevent child sexual abuse. He has run theater companies in London and Florida and Washington and headed the postgraduate professional training at the Drama Studio at Berkeley. He served as a drama specialist on the Navajo Reservation, and as the director of Sitka Arts Fine Arts Camp in Alaska. In fall 2004 he was a visiting artist in Lahore, Pakistan. Hal is an actor and member of SAG and AFTRA. He holds a BA from the University of Washington, is a graduate of Drama Studio London, and attended the University of Arizona and the University of Miami.

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