Director Ryan Smith is a Westport native and co-director of Bedford Middle School’s Bedford Acting Group alongside Karen McCormick. He is the owner of the video/photography company RPO Theatrics. A performer in his past, Ryan performed in national tours such as Robin Hood, South Pacific and countless local productions. In 2008, Ryan was featured on NBC’S choir competition show Clash of the Choirs. Ryan also spent many years performing on various albums as a session singer and, as a singer-songwriter, performed and produced his own album, By My Side. Ryan is happily settled in Trumbull with his wife Elisa, who directs theater productions at Long Lots Elementary School in Westport, and their son Parker.