Rory is a professional director for film and theatre. His directing process focuses on building a clear story arc through framing/staging and the subtle interchanges between characters.
At the heart of Rory’s directing is a mission to imbue the production with vitality and energy and to engage the audience’s imagination and sense of wonder. Rory’s extensive training in Fitzmaurice Voicework® gives him a unique understanding of how to highlight theme and imagery through the delivery of lines.
Rory is also a writer and director who has written and directed Firemax (short film), Tecumseh’s Living History (devised play), The HeLa Project (devised play), Southern Stories, Song and Dance (devised play), A Mind Full of Dopamine (solo-show), and The Road to Santiago (solo-show).
“The director’s hand in this is nearly invisible, which in the case of mingled repartee, combat, and slapstick is a very good and mature thing. Ledbetter’s ‘Playboy’ seems effortless and natural, which is a bit of magic.” — Tuscaloosa News
“The musical ‘Gentlemen’ that opened this week in the Lab Theatre had exactly the right cheeky charm and scruffy spirit….The well-oiled ensemble effectively demolished the ‘fourth wall’, interacting freely with the audience and even bringing the action into the seats.” — Tallahassee Democrat
“‘The Shape of Thins’ is outstanding — it shines both technically and artistically. Director Rory Ledbetter was able to take LaBute’s extremely complicated script and turn it into a very honest and exciting piece of theatre.” –FSView