WHO ARE WE?
Stageworks Media is a New York-based theatrical production company specializing in bringing stories, characters and music from across pop culture to life on the stage.
We partner with major Hollywood studios, music publishers and other content owners in order to develop and produce memorable live experiences based on their intellectual property, creating new revenue streams and exposing their valued material to new audiences.
We also develop original plays and musicals for distributors with specific audience needs (e.g. TYA, performing arts centers, stock and amateur licensing companies), delivering produceable material customized for their marketplace.
As a full service production company, we provide a variety of services that vary based on our partners and client’s particular needs.
Services often include:
- Identifying titles that have potential in the live theatrical space and assembling the right creative team and roll-out plan to bring them to life on the stage.
- Developing content for alternative theatrical markets (touring, direct-to-licensing, immersive and site specific productions.), and lining up a distribution pipeline.
- Executive producing services on first and second class productions.
- Securing any additional underlying rights required to exploit key titles partially owned.
Ryan Bogner, VP, Business and Creative Development
Ryan Bogner began producing theater in the Independent and not-for-profit New York scene. He has produced shows at New World Stages, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Ohio Theater, 42West, The Zipper Factory, The Julia Miles Theater, Dixon Place, The New York Musical Theater Festival and The New York International Fringe Festival as well as countless developmental workshops, readings and concerts. Notable productions include THE WOODSMAN, HERE LIES LOVE, THE ORION EXPERIENCE, and YEAST NATION.
From 2013-2016, Bogner served as the Director of Creative Development and Production at RKO Stage Productions, where he was responsible for the theatrical development and licensing of titles taken from the RKO Pictures film library (including TOP HAT) and other acquired properties, as well as management of the company’s business and Broadway producing operations.
Prior to beginning his producing career, Bogner worked in the executive and theater operations departments at Jujamcyn Theaters, and in the professional licensing department at Theatrical Rights Worldwide, managing licenses of such shows as SPAMALOT and THE COLOR PURPLE for major professional theaters domestically and internationally. He has also worked professionally as a performer, director and comedy writer for live entertainment.
Bogner holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theater and Directing from The Boston Conservatory, and an M.F.A. in Theater Management and Producing from Columbia University.
Ida Biering, Literary and Operations Associate
Ida Biering became involved in theater as a student attending various European international schools. She has attended numerous festivals hosted by the International Theatre Students’ Association, including the 2007 Theatre Arts Program Symposium in Paris, France. In June 2008, she received an exclusive invitation to participate in the People to People Young Ambassadors’ Program Theatre Summit for her work in the international student theatre community.
Originally from Denmark, Ida moved to New York in 2010 to pursue her career in dramaturgy and script development. She has completed professional internships and readerships at organizations such as TheatreMAMA, The Play Company and Theatre Communications Group. She has served as a dramaturg and script consultant for the Barnard College Theatre Department, The Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, two seasons of The New York International Fringe Festival. Recent projects include A DREAM PLAY, BLUE WINDOW and the New York premiere of the stage adaptation of BABETTE’S FEAST. Her work has been seen at The Connelly Theater, The Kraine Theater, HERE Arts Center and The East 13th Street Theater, amongst others.
Ida holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Anthropology & Sociology) from Durham University, U.K. She also holds a BA in Liberal Arts (Theatre, English Literature, ‘13) from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy/Script Development from the School of the Arts at Columbia University.