The Farm Theater’s Bullpen Sessions

Bullpen Sessions Episode 46: Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick, Alia Shahid, & Diana Smith

October 22, 2021

Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick an actor and singer hailing from Madison Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory where she earned a B.F.A in Acting. In her time since graduating, she has been working with Cherry Lane Theatre, in NYC, as an artistic intern. Rylie can next be seen in the Featured Film, Cupid For Christmas - set to be released this upcoming holiday season!


Alia Shahid was born and raised in Fairfax Station, VA. Alia graduated with a BFA in Acting from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she found a deeper love and understanding for her craft, and honed newfound talents, such as playwriting and theatre production photography. In 2020, she had her off-Broadway/Zoom debut in Dipti Bramhandkar’s Feet In The Forest Leave No Mark, and had her feature film debut in CUPID FOR CHRISTMAS, which is set to release this December on Hulu. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California to pursue film. When Alia isn’t doom-submitting on Actor’s Access, you can find her on the hunt for the best breakfast burrito in Burbank, rewatching Euphoria, or supporting local businesses. She’s very grateful to be given the opportunity to chat with The Farm Theater about her experiences, and hopes to inspire other artists with her thoughts on moving forward during the pandemic.


Diana Smith is an actor, writer, and theatre educator who is currently completing a postgraduate year of service with an Americorps Program in Chicago, where she is exploring the improv and sketch comedy scenes. Since graduating from Centre College with degrees in English & Dramatic Arts, Diana has studied sketch comedy writing with Upright Citizens Brigade (L.A.) and written for and performed in “Moxie,” a virtual sketch lab produced by Magnet Theater (NYC). In the past year, Diana has also worked on a number of projects with DCSG Theatre, a group of talented creatives striving to create compelling theatre in the digital age.

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