Ryan Buen is an Anchorage-based actor, director, playwright, and producer. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master’s in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England. He has worked with numerous theatre companies in Alaska, including TBA Theatre, Blue Chair Productions (of which he is the co-founder), Three Wise Moose, Cyrano’s, UAA Theatre, Anchorage Opera, ACT, TossPot Productions, Out North, and PWSC. Most recent directing credits include Ugly Lies the Bone( Blue Chair Productions ) and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TBA Theatre). Recently he performed the role of Ned in Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Blue Chair) and Uncle Billy in Its a Wonderful Life (TBA Theatre). Ryan serves as the Play Lab Coordinator for The Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, directs and coordinates the annual Valdez Actor's Academy, and co-taught TBA's playwriting workshop with Shane Mitchell. He is engaged to fellow arts educator Stephanie Leigh.