As the house and box office manager at Oklahoma Contemporary, Ryn Russell is responsible for the smooth and welcoming operation of the audience-focused aspects of the theatrical, performing arts and special-event activities inside the building and on the grounds.
With primary responsibility for the Te Ata Theatre, the Dance Studio and Performing Arts Lobby, Ryn strives to collaboratively assist in coordination and advancement of activities, performances and the organization’s mission. As part of the Production team, Ryn works closely with the events manager and technical and production manager to ensure smooth planning and execution of internal and external events, with specific attention toward the positive experience of visitors, guests and patrons.
Ryn brings over eight years of academic and professional project and production management to Oklahoma Contemporary’s Operations department. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Ryn earned her Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology with a double option for Heavy Highway and Building disciplines. Her education has allowed her to marry her innate love of artistic design and engineering.
In her spare time, Ryn enjoys taking road trips and learning to play the ukulele. Her interests include coffee, sketching, learning languages and reading.
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