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Ryan Maffei

Associate Critic

Ryan Maffei is a Jersey-born, Dallas-based critic, musician and sometime actor. He studied briefly at SMU and Collin College, and has since been a journeyman. While living in Brooklyn he became affiliated with the group of rock critics in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness community. He has previously written for The Young Folks, Josey Records, One Week One Band, Blitz Weekly, and his own site Kill Me With Sound, and was asked to provide liner notes for his favorite band, the Go-Betweens. He has both voted in and been voted for in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll. He has also been involved in thirteen regional productions over the last decade, including Hearts Like Fists (as Peter), A View from the Bridge (as Eddie), Columbinus (as Eric), and The Rocky Horror Puppet Show (as a puppet). He was nominated for a Column award for his performance in The Exonerated.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.

Show Theatre Company Posted
HARVEY WaterTower Theatre 2/11/2020
7th ANNUAL FRONTIERS FESTIVAL Fort Worth Opera 5/16/2019
THE WOLVES Dallas Theater Center 3/14/2019
LET’S MURDER MARSHA ONSTAGE in Bedford 1/28/2019
HEISENBERG/ACTUALLY Theatre Three 8/7/2018
THE CHERRY ORCHARD The Classics Theatre Project 6/27/2018
FRONTIERS Bass Hall, Fort Worth 5/7/2018
BLOOD FEAST MBS Productions 10/31/2017
BOY GETS GIRL Resolute Theatre, Proper Hijinx, & L.I.P. Service 8/15/2017
EURYDICE Sundown Collaborative Theatre 4/4/2017
DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS Allen Community Theatre 10/11/2016
MY DEAR CHILDREN Phatthedd Productions 8/15/2016
MORPHING Ochre House Theater 5/9/2016
A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE The Palace Theatre 4/26/2016
LOVE LETTERS AT&T Performing Arts Center 3/24/2016
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Richardson Theatre Centre 3/21/2016
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE The Firehouse Theatre 2/25/2016