Ryan J. Davis
American theatre director
Ryan J. Davis
Ryan J. Davis is an American theater director, writer, political consultant, and progressive activist. In 2006, a musical he conceived, White Noise received positive reviews and was featured on Good Morning America and ABC Primetime Live. In 2007 Davis' satirical attack ad against Rudy Giuliani, "Gays For Giuliani," received media attention from CNN, MSNBC, and a feature in The Washington Post.
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Video game personality Ryan Davis dead at 34
Reuters.com - over 3 years
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 (Reuters) - Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34, Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he cofounded, said on Monday.
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Ryan J. Davis: An Unbalanced Budget: Does NY State's Proposed Budget Show How Governor Andrew Cuomo Really Feels About the Gay Community?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Are we going to have to fight him every time?" a prominent gay blogger pinged me in late January in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest budget proposal. It's not generating much reaction. The New York Times even shrugged it off, calling it "low-buzz," although "extra-lean." It's Cuomo's third conservative-tilting budget in a row, with cuts that hurt at-risk groups, including members of the gay community. According to The Empire State Pride Agenda, the proposed budget could include cuts to programs in any of the 54 organizations that are members of the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network. In their testimony to the Assembly Ways and Means Finance Committee, the Gay Men's Health Crisis said they were "gravely concerned" about the cuts. The problem is that funding that was previously marked specifically for the LGBT network has now been lumped into a series of competitive pools, with that total budget being cut by 13 percent. These are steep cuts for ...
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Book Review: Tangled and Bound by Emily Ryan-Davis
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Book Review: Tangled and Bound by Emily Ryan-Davis Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:23 am, Saturday, February 9, 2013 Whatever the merits of that particular book are in terms of literary importance or accurately portraying the BDSM lifestyle, its popularity certainly has benefited the genre in general--all boats rise with the tide. Perhaps as an acknowledgement of or an homage to its pervasive influence, the opening scene in Emily Ryan-Davis' Tangled and Bound subtly incorporates Fifty Shades of Grey into the story merely by mentioning the iconic man's tie on the cover of a book one of the main characters is reading on a flight from New York City to Las Vegas. In true erotic novel fashion, the conversation quickly escalates to the extent that the newly acquainted travelers slip off to the plane' ...
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Ryan J. Davis: Why I'm For Corey Johnson
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I've known Corey Johnson for nearly 10 years; we met as young staffers on Howard Dean's 2004 Presidential Campaign. Corey and I were those young progressive idealists that you can really only be in your extremely early twenties. The kind willing to work sixteen hours a day for ten months straight because we believed in what was possible. Even now that a decade has passed, Corey has never stopped working or believing in what is possible for New York City. Although we met so young, Corey had already made a mark for himself as a leader in high school. As captain of his school football team, he came out of the closet in 2000, making national news while retaining his team's leadership position. Corey has never avoided what's difficult in the expense of what's right. I'm a Brooklynite, who lived in Manhattan's District 3 for five years, and remain an active member of each of its neighborhoods' cultural and political worlds, from the West Village to Hell's Kitchen. So, the i ...
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Ryan J. Davis: Four Lessons From the Four State Marriage Equality Victories
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On Tuesday, LGBT activists reversed a 32 election losing streak to win all four states equality on their ballots: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. As co-founder and digital director of The Four 2012, a social media campaign focused exclusively on activating young voters in those states, I worked firsthand with the state coalitions and national organizations fighting for equality. It was an impressive effort from all and I wanted to share four clear digital takeaways from The Four 2012 so other organizations and groups could benefit. 1. Be Channel Agnostic -- Since our target was young voters, we decided to build our website on Tumblr's platform, allowing for easy exposure to our target demographic with each daily post. While our site was based on Tumblr, Facebook drove the most interactions, with content shared far and wide. On Twitter, we posted multiple times a day, alternating between the Tumblr and Facebook links to generate maximum exposure. We didn't ca ...
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Ryan J. Davis: Social Media Lessons From a Revolution
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Revolution 2.0, former Google Marketer Wael Ghonim's brisk, first person account of the Egyptian Revolution offers real lessons that online community managers of any brand or organization should learn. Ghonim was the administrator and creative director of the 'Kullena Khaled Said' Facebook Page, easily the largest opposition social media page during the uprising. Now it's true that most of us aren't trying to topple a repressive regime (many of us are trying to sell laundry detergent) but we should manage our social networks with all the energy of a high stakes, historic cause. What did Ghonim do to foster online engagement that eventually contributed to real, on the streets, offline action? It's simple really. He spoke, users listened and responded, and then he acknowledged their contributions. Here are a handful of takeaways other digital marketers can learn from his work. 1. Choose A Channel -- Ghonim knew social media and picked Facebook because it had the audience h ...
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Making the grade
The Herald Weekly - - almost 5 years
Torrence Creek Elementary Third-grade A honor roll: Alexis Antonious, Casey Arey, Nicholas Boone, Haley Bowland, Benjamin Brammer, Elizabeth Cassam, Alora Coffey, Lucas Coffey, Anna Cooper, Preston Cox, Kathryn Cummings, Avijit Das, Megyn Diehl, Grace Dolaher, Siena Duncan, Jacob Gillies, Thea Gundlach, Nia Harley, Ella Hoyt, Harris Hutchins, Robert Jack Ceccarini, Logan Coffey, Sarah Kate Hamrick, Clara Grace Hawley, Garrett Lynch, Emma Maddox, Jade McCall, Reid Mitchell, Nita Montague, Nathan Muckler, Olivia Noblezada, Dominic O’Brien, Tara Olds, Emma Grace Primm, Olivia Reagan, Camden Roberts, Emmaline Starnes,  Katherine Schwanz, Lauren Smith, Sydney Tucci, Kendall Turrentine, Rachel Ulrich, Nicolas Vecchiarello, Nicholas Venegoni and Marliya Wabalas. Third-grade A/B honor roll: Kennedy Abney, Jessica Ahls, Emily Anderson, Or Avsian, Casey Ayers, Reid Bacon, Anastasia Badami, Shashank Beri, Krystal Bethea, Vaughn Bolt, Evan Breckwoldt, Connor Breslin, Eric Buchsbaum, Karson But ...
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A victory for kids
CDA Press - almost 5 years
POST FALLS - Ryan Davis calls this week "surreal."
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Q&A: David Bryan
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David Bryan co-wrote soundtrack to 'Memphis,' now at Hippodrome With 'Memphis,' Bon Jovi keyboardist brings rock 'n' roll to the theater
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Cal's 63 gives Tedford 75 - The Bear Insider
Google News - over 5 years
With the Bears using a nickel for most of the first half, it gave extended play to Chris McCain and Cecil Whiteside at the outside linebacker positions – who usually play in place of Ryan Davis and Dan Camporeale in the Bears' base defense
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Wasps 18-29 Sale - BBC Sport
Google News - over 5 years
The visitors added to their lead through David Seymour after a line-out and although Ryan Davis scored a fine solo try for Wasps, Sale held on. Macleod has now scored 41 points in three matches this season for Sale, whose victory was their second of ... -
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Wasps v Sale: Teams - SkySports
Google News - over 5 years
Ross Filipo, Chris Mayor, Ryan Davis and Richard Haughton are all brought in to the XV to make their first starts of the campaign. Moving to the bench are Richard Birkett, Riki Flutey and Hugo Southwell, while Nick Robinson is ruled out of the contest
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UNC men's soccer rebounds against JMU - The Daily Tar Heel
Google News - over 5 years
Against James Madison, it took the No. 8 North Carolina men's soccer team almost an entire half to drop its hangover from last weekend's loss to Virginia Tech. Through the opening 18 minutes of Tuesday's 4-1 win,
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How Can Attorneys Use Google+ to Generate Business? - ABA Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Joining me are Ryan Davis, the social media direction at Blue State Digital; Mark Schondorf, a Chicago sole practitioner, who has a litigation practice; and Derek Witte, a professor at Cooley Law School whose research includes social media issues
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St. Edward Football Runs Away from Youngstown Cardinal Mooney - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In this file photo, Junior linebacker Ryan Davis levels a player from Glenville High School. Jason Keressi/drsphotography.com Electric special teams and a strong defense carried the St. Edward High School football team during the first
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Northeast 14, Anclote 6, Final - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Northeast freshman quarterback Ryan Davis threw for a touchdown and ran for a second while the Vikings defense held Anclote to 126 yards offense and the Sharks second loss. Due to heavy rains, the Vikings' field was a quagmire,
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Your morning jolt: Behind a Henry County redistricting feud - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Davis, R-McDonough, of a secretive effort to ram through Henry County redistricting maps in order to protect his 22-year-old son Ryan Davis – who sits on the local school board. Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, in debate earlier this session
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Mooseheads trim four from roster - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Defenceman Brian Lovell was returned to midget AAA and forwards Brandon Pye, Ryan Davis and Luke Warner were released and will be reassigned soon. There are now 25 players still in camp — three goalies, eight defencemen
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Mooreland man jailed on drug charges - Muncie Star Press
Google News - over 5 years
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, ISP Trooper Ryan Davis was patrolling on US 35 near CR 900-S in Randolph County on Friday night when he pulled over Green's Pontiac Grand Prix for a traffic violation
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan J. Davis
    TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 25
    Davis was deemed "The Bad Boy Blogger" in blogs by LCR's Kevin Norte, but in February 2008, Davis flew out to Hollywood to join a coalition of gay activists to lobby Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver to publicly oppose the Family Research Council's anti-gay marriage initiative.
    More Details Hide Details On April 11, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger came out officially against the initiative at LCR's National Convention.
    The Broadway Beauty Pageant of 2008 is written and conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Davis, with musical direction by Jack Aaronson.
    More Details Hide Details The pageant includes original songs by Lisa Lambert (Tony Award-winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Glen Kelly (The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Eric Svejcar (Caligula). The evening is produced by Davis and Jeffery Self in association with Tim Hur. AFC was started in June 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. They are committed to providing LGBT youth with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met and where they can begin to put their lives back together. The center provides short- and long-term housing in Manhattan and Brooklyn, plus free medical care, HIV testing, mental health services, showers, food, computer access and job training and placement at its drop-in center in Chelsea. AFC is also dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations and the LGBT community.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In November 2007, Davis directed Jeffery Self in My Life on the Craigslist at Off-Broadway's New World Stages.
    More Details Hide Details The show focuses on a young gay man's sexual experiences on Craigslist. In May 2006, Davis and Joe Drymala premiered their new musical White Noise at a pair of sold-out readings in Midtown Manhattan. The musical, inspired by the Nazi-Pop Duo Prussian Blue, was a media hit and was featured on Good Morning America and ABC Primetime Live. White Noise was invited to participate in the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show played to packed houses and was given a NYMF Award Of Excellence Honorable Mention for its score and named one of Talkin' Broadway's Best Shows of 2006. Davis talked of threats the creative team received during the production in interviews with Radar magazine and Broadway World. In the interview on Broadway World, Davis said; "We get hate mail. We get talked about on the hate message boards. I feel like I’m doing something right in life if white supremacists hate me; I'd be doing something wrong if they were fans."
    In August 2007, Davis produced and directed Gays For Giuliani, a satirical attack ad against former NYC Mayor and Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
    More Details Hide Details The Advocate said that Davis was "a tangible influence on the presidential primary race." He did receive criticism in a Fox News interview from Patrick Sammon, President of Log Cabin Republicans, who said "I was surprised to hear that this video had been produced by a gay person. I'm just confused as to someone who, as an advocate for gay rights, would use a video to kind of spread stereotypes of gay people." The ad was seen by millions of people when Mr. Davis was interviewed on CNN's The Situation Room, MSNBC, and a feature in The Washington Post. Davis responded to his critics in a front page interview in Gay City News: "It wasn't in the best taste in ads in this election cycle, but would those liberals like to see Giuliani as president? This is a war. We're at war." This resulted in a blog war between Davis and Log Cabin Republicans bloggers but it resulted in Davis and some of the Log Cabin Bloggers in developing mutual respect and admiration for their opposing views towards political activism but found a core connection related to GLBT rights.
    In May 2007 Davis directed a concert version of Big Tent: The Tammy Faye Bakker, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages, in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details The show features music and lyrics by Ben Cohn, Sean McDaniel, and a book by Jeffery Self. A star-studded concert of songs from the show is scheduled for February 2008 at New York's Metropolitan Room.
    In 2007 Davis' satirical attack ad against Rudy Giuliani, "Gays For Giuliani," received media attention from CNN, MSNBC, and a feature in The Washington Post.
    More Details Hide Details He is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and The Hill, and writes for his blog, Ryan J. Davis Blogs. As a teenager Davis was a young conservative and at fifteen founded a conservative youth website called "The Conservative Teen E-Zine." The site attracted local media attention and helped him become the Student Council President at Salisbury Christian High School. At sixteen he was given an award for his years of service to the Catholic Church as an Altar Server by Bishop Saltarelli.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    In 2004, returning to the theatre after sixteen months in politics, Davis directed a "sensational production" of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Rochester, New York.
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  • 2003
    Age 20
    In 2003, Davis joined Howard Dean's Presidential campaign and along with Zephyr Teachout and David Welch traveled to over thirty-five states on a grassroots tour of America, called The Drive For Democracy.
    More Details Hide Details Davis worked on the Dean Campaign in New Media, taking pictures and blogging about the tour. In the CNN Documentary on the Dean Campaign, True Believers, Davis describes how he came to be a part of the campaign; "I packed up all my stuff. I rented a car. And I drove up here." After Dean's primary defeat, Ryan returned to Salisbury, Maryland to serve as Campaign Manager on Chesapeake City Town Councilman Harry Sampson's unsuccessful campaign for Congress in Maryland's First District. Davis managed to get Harry Sampson the only newspaper endorsement of the primary and a mention in Wired Magazine for the campaign's innovative use of internet fundraising. After returning to New York City, Ryan began blogging at NotGeniuses, along with Joe Rospars and Ezra Klein. It was during this time that he broke the story of the unfair expulsion of James Barnett. Soon Barnett's situation was picked up by both the mainstream and gay focused press, with national organizations such as the Human Rights Council discussing his situation with Bill O'Reilly.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 16
    In 1999, at seventeen, he was John McCain's Maryland State Youth Coordinator, working largely on the Internet organizing voters.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan moved to New York in 2000 and began working in the theater. His first New York credit was as Assistant Stage Manager on The Storm Theatre's production of Gillette starring NFL Hall Of Famer John Riggins. He continued to work in indie theatre with The Storm Theatre and companies like NativeAliens, The Chip Deffaa Festival, and co-founding his own Conspiracy Theatre Company.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on April 4, 1982.
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