Ryan Broussard (Mark)
Ryan Joseph Broussard- Theatre Credits: Othello (Montano), Love's Labours Lost (Costard), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Civil Sex (Bayard Rustin), Red Velvet (Ira), Metamorphoses (Zeus, Orpheus, Cinyras), The Cherry Orchard (Yasha), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Spike), Enchanted April (Mellersh). Film/Telivision: The Big Short, NCIS New Orleans, Scream, When the Game Stands Tall, Jack Reacher 2, Geostorm. Other: Born in Breaux Bridge, LA. Ryan is a second-year student in the Brown/Trinity MFA Acting Program. He has a BFA from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was a professional athlete with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2010-2012.
Meet Ryan Broussard:
Where were you born and where do you consider home now?
I was born in Breaux Bridge, La (Crawfish Capital of the World!!) and will always consider that home!
What made you made want to start acting?
I’ve always been fascinated by storytelling. The opportunity for me to tell stories allows me to grow as a human being and fully understand other things that are outside myself and my own experience.
What was the last good movie you saw or what's your favorite tv show?
Well the last good movie I saw was Avengers: Infinity war but I don’t want to talk about it *insert Arthur closed fist meme*… My 10 year old self would say Martin was my favorite tv show but grown up Ryan is now anxiously awaiting the last season of Game of Thrones.
Who is your favorite actor/playwright/director (choose one)?
Denzel Washington… No explanation needed
Why are you excited to come to Des Moines?
I’ve never visited the state of Iowa and I’ve heard if you do, Des Moines is the place to be so I’m ready to experience everything the city has to offer.
What are you the most proud of in this production?
What makes me most proud of this production is Ike has done an amazing job bringing these characters together to form a very strong friendship and throughout working on this play, I was able to find and even stronger bond with my other three cast members than we already had.
What do you hope audiences walk away feeling after seeing Prowess?
I think one of the strongest lines in the play is “if you wanted something changed you could change it right?” I want the audience to feel that if we really work together no matter what our differences are, we really could be the ones who changed the world.