As Director of Communications and Recruiting, Bob Shryock directs and manages all marketing and US recruiting for the Accademia dell’Arte. Bob is also on faculty at ADA, where he teaches topics in Devising / Collaborative Creation, Physical Storytelling and Ensemble Dynamics. He also teaches on behalf of the ADA at colleges, universities and conferences around the US.
Originally from Manila, Philippines, Bob is a Director, Actor-creator, Teaching artist and Theatre-maker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is Producing Director of Ragged Wing Ensemble, an Oakland, California based theatre company focused on innovative, collaborative processes for creating dynamic performance. Bob is part-time faculty at Academy of Art University School of Acting (San Francisco, CA) where he teaches Mask, Pantomime and Clown. He also teaches Acting and Improvisation for the Academy at Bay Area Children’s Theatre.
Previously based in New York City, he was the Associate Artistic Director of Off-Broadway theatre company, Ripple Effect Artists, and the Director of Training for Lev Leytzan, a professional hospital clown organization.
Bob holds an MFA in Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell’Arte and studied Acting and Directing at Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY).
Bob is a member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), where he serves on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Task Force and Steering Committee. He’s also a member of Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), Network of Ensemble Theatres (NET) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA). Bob recently directed the world premiere of GOLD: the Midas Musical, winner of the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best New Musical and finalist for the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical.