by Rob Lee, WTOP10-TV
In the premiere of ‘Slade Collins In and Out of Time’ at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, New York, 2008 SUNY Oswego graduate Ryan Santiago starred in the title role of ‘Slade Collins’. Santiago spoke about the premiere how acting career began “Wanted to [act] ever since I was a kid, memorizing lines like crazy with movies I enjoyed and things like that but I never took actong seriously,” said Santiago.
Santiago took an acting class at Mohawk Valley Community College in 2006. Santiago said he fell in love with acting and transferred to SUNY Oswego to pursue a degree in Theatre. I asked Ryan how Life as a theatre major at SUNY Oswego prepared him for life after graduation. “I had a lot of good teachers and acting coaches who made him love acting even more,” replied Santiago.
“As advice for future SUNY Oswego graduates, I say go out there and do things, look for audition notices or offer to help with a film or a stage production,” said Santiago.
‘Slade Collins In and Out of Time’ is a production of Mad Angel Films and is one of many independent film companies in Central New York. They are currently in preproduction of their next film ‘Radiant Dark’ which will be a collaborative effort amongst several of those independent companies.
Ryan Santiago will have upcoming projects as an actor and producer.