Inspired by sharing experiences, telling stories, and Jackie Chan*, I’m performing in Shakespeare plays, films, and variety shows.


I’m Ris (they/them), and I’m based in the Southeast, USA.

I want to work on interesting projects with interesting people all over the world.


Actors Access


Southeast US representation by KU Talent, Raleigh, NC

LA, NY, Chicago, UK representation:

Ris’s Dramatic Reel (Ris is Real Dramatic)

Or click here to see a whole page of clips and reels!


  • Identity School of Acting, Online/London, 2021
  • British American Drama Academy, Midsummer in Oxford, 2017
  • Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance, Indiana, 2010


Untitled Ava DuVernay/Starz ProjectGuest StarDir. Aurora Guerrero
Nice Place for a PicnicLeadDir. Veda Renfrow
A Burden to BearSupportingDir. Niam Kothari
Love LanguagesLeadDir. Ris Harp
Ice HeistSupportingDir. Melissa Palahnuk
Flirting with AzraelExtraDir. Douglas McDaniel
Scenes from MacbethLeadDir. Ris Harp
War (ASL Music Video)LeadDir. Clinton Elmore
Two Elixirs (ASL Music Video)LeadDir. Ris Harp
Ready to WhereLeadDir. Clinton Elmore
#FIIIDLeadDir. Tyler Gregory
The Nazi PuncherLeadDir. Raine Palmer
SnappedSupportingJupiter Productions
Hold for ApplauseSupportingDir. Tyler Gregory
Plausible DeniabilitySupportingDir. Tyler Gregory


Richard IIIMurderer, PrinceRaleigh, NC
Our TownEmilyHenderson, NC
A Case of SaltJoeyNC State, NC
Henry IV pt 1HotspurRaleigh, NC
Richard IIHotspurRaleigh, NC
The Winter’s TaleFlorizelRaleigh, NC
Much Ado About NothingDon John, VergesFayetteville, NC
A Midsummer Night’s DreamLysanderFayetteville, NC
Romeo and JulietMercutioKnoxville, TN
As You Like It Jaques, AdamKnoxville, TN
HamletGuildensternKnoxville, TN
CymbelineIachimoKnoxville, TN
Merry Wives of WindsorDr. CaiusKnoxville, TN
A Midsummer Night’s DreamTitaniaKnoxville, TN
Henry IV pt. 1WorcesterKnoxville, TN
MacbethLady MacDuff, Hecate, MenteithKnoxville, TN
Macbeth is the New BlackRosa, Witch 1, Murderer 1Maryville, TN
Almost, MaineGlory, MarciMaryville, TN
The Most Massive Woman WinsCarlyMaryville, TN
Taming of the ShrewTranioKnoxville, TN


  • Ukulele
  • Burlesque
  • Sidesword
  • Broadsword
  • Unarmed combat
  • Military experience
  • Shakespeare
  • American Sign Language
  • Pidgin Signed English
  • French (France)
  • Accents: General American, Southern American, RP, Irish
  • Jump rope
  • Alto

* I know, right? Who is inspired to act by Jackie Chan. Me. For real. I started acting because I wanted to make martial arts films with Jackie Chan when I was a kid.