Creative Performance Studies
Ruth has worked professionally in theatre and performance as a writer/creator, actor, director, and teacher across Canada for over 25 years. She has worked and collaborated with some of the country’s most innovative and exciting companies and artists including Native Earth Performing Arts, Nightwood Theatre, Cahoots, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Queen of Puddings, humsoundart, and Chartier Dance. She has taught at Humber College, The National Theatre School of Canada, Bishop’s University, and Toronto Metropolitan University, and led emerging artists with Write from the Hip and Busting out at Nightwood Theatre; the Paprika Festival; and the Native Earth and Summerworks’ Young Voices programs.
Ruth was the Associate Artistic Director at Nightwood Theatre, and the Associate Artistic Producer at the Summerworks Festival, where she was the chair of the board for two years. She was on the theatre committee at the Toronto Arts Council and has been a peer assessor and juror for the Canada Council for the Arts. Ruth is a graduate of the National Theatre School, Acting Program, and the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time TV program. She is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award and the John Hirsch Director’s Award, and was awarded the CORUS scholarship to attend the 2017 Banff International Media Festival. She is a member of ACTRA, CAEA, and WGC.
Selected plays include: The Emperor’s New Clothes Reboot, The Firefly and The Runner (Blah Blah Troupe), Glorious (Nunzinred Co.), The Ecstatics and Jekyll (Les Vaches), Stem (Les Vaches/House of Slacks), Bebe (Theatre Asylum/Theatre Centre), and Fare Game: Life in Toronto’s Taxis (Theatre Passe Muraille). Ruth was story editor for Private Eyes, Season Two (Pillar/Sagan/Corus/Global).