Who am I? (2-4-6-0-1)
“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” – Stephen Sondheim
“[KC] enjoys puzzles and manipulative games… [her least favorite activity is] messy painting. (She does not like getting dirty.)” – My pre-school teacher
Well, hello. You have clicked on the “About Me” link. Which means you must be curious about who I am, what I’m doing here, what I look like. Or you hit the wrong button. Which, y’know, fair. But since you’re here, let’s talk about me.
My name is KC Ryan, I’m a writer and performer currently living in Texas. I also draw a little bit, which you will see here and there throughout the website. I grew up in a small town, spending most of my time talking and writing about film, television, and the creative arts, and that obsession has not waned. In fact, I once wrote a college essay that essentially argued that the film version of Sweeney Todd goes against the creators’ original intentions with the piece. By the way, I got an A, thank you. I went to sleep that night knowing one day Tim Burton would find out and either 1) apologize and call a do-over, or 2) call upon the Netherworld to destroy me and I would spend the rest of my days haunting crooked house where the interior is nothing but stripes.
I’ve had blogs and articles published online with the goal of introspection, humor and pop culture references, which you can find here. I’ve also written a few scripts, and you can request to look at samples by contacting me here.
Topics of discussion on this blog: personal stories from childhood, deep thoughts about television and movies, Elaine Stritch, having a Sunday School Teacher face and the vocabulary of a David Mamet play, performance and comedy, my deep irrational fear of children
In case you’re wondering, I still don’t enjoy getting dirty. Ew, dirt? Paint? No thank you.