Acting and the arts have always been a huge part of Ryan Pfeiffer’s life.
His journey began at Jefferson High School in Boulder, Montana, with Linda Piccolo’s nationally recognized troupe, from the makeshift stage in a gymnasium, acting in many diverse shows (The Odd Couple, The Miracle Worker) to various theaters and venues across the Treasure State in competition, becoming state champion with an adaptation of Rain Man, finally bringing Don’t Drink the Water to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; the first, and to this day only school from Montana invited to perform.
After his service in the US Army, Ryan came to Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and continued his journey in stage (Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and student film productions, while also appearing in plays around the Helena community, with IT Productions (Angels in America, History of the Devil) and Montana Shakespeare Company (Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night).
These myriad adventures led to Ryan becoming a part of a Montana based film company, Interwoven Studios as an actor, writer, editor, associate producer, production assistant, and many various roles; his work appears in all of Interwoven’s productions: Crimson Winter, What Separates Us, and Wuthering Heights.
Now residing in Portland, Oregon, Ryan’s journey carries on with Experience Theatre Project (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), and most recently, Wilsonville Stage (The Lion in Winter).
Outside of his acting chops, Ryan continues to grow as a screenwriter, having taken courses with the NW Film Center in Portland whilst working on several screenplays, and now his latest (and scariest) endeavor: being a board member with prestigious ETP!
Ryan’s journey into the arts has been twofold as a sanctuary; a place to revive & thrive, and as the perfect platform for creating & telling the greatest of stories to the delight of audiences, no matter their size.