DAMIEN RYAN is Managing Artistic Director of Sport for Jove Theatre. In 2016 he directed Taming of the Shrew and Away. Previous directing credits include Love’s Labours Lost, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Crucible, Cyrano de Bergerac, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys (with Terry Karabelas), national tours of Hamlet and Henry V, co-directing Henry 4 with John Bell, Romeo and Juliet over three seasons, and the Actors at Work program. He founded the Sydney Hills Shakespeare in the Park and The Leura Shakespeare Festival. He has acted and directed many plays across Australia. His awards include Green Room Award Best Production for Henry V, Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Independent Production for Iago in Othello; Best Production for All’s Well That Ends Well; Best Director and Production for Henry V; Best Director and Best Production for Cyrano de Bergerac; Best Production for The Libertine; and nominations for Best Director for The Libertine, Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew; and Green Room nomination Best Director, Henry V. Ryan has been a proud MEAA member for 23 years.