Educator & Theatre Artist

Theatre Résumé

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Ruthie is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (
SDC).

Professional and University Theatre Credits

Position / Production / Year / Company / Director (if applicable)

Directorial Work:

Assistant Director & Costume Designer / Around the World in 80 Days / 2019 (Forthcoming) / Theatre Raleigh* / dir. Jenny Latimer*

Assistant Director / Illuminated Dresses by Debra Kaufman / 2019 (Forthcoming) / Odyssey Stage at Burning Coal Theatre* / dir. Lori Mahl*

Director / From the Backyard to the Horizon of Something Lost by Gage Tarlton (Development/Workshop Reading Series) / 2019 / Independent, Funded by University of North Carolina

Assistant Director / Constellations by Nick Payne / 2019 / Playmakers Repertory* / dir. Tia James*

Director / Bright Star by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin / 2019 / Company Carolina

Co-Director / Me Too Monologues by UNC and NCCU Students / 2019 / Kenan Theatre Company & NCCU Theatre / dir. Ruthie Allen and Suewong McFadden

Director / Just Like Now by Gage Tarlton / 2018 / Kenan Theatre Company

Assistant Director & Costume Designer / Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak / 2018 / Company Carolina / dir. Philip Riddick

Co-Director / Me Too Monologues by UNC and NCCU Students / 2018 / Kenan Theatre Company & NCCU Theatre / dir. Ruthie Allen and Keyanna Alexander

Assistant Director / The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project / 2017 / Company Carolina / dir. Gray Rodgers

Other Work:

Stage Manager / Behold, a Negress (Development/Workshop Reading Series) by Jacqueline Lawton / 2019 / Independent, Funded by UNC / dir. Shirley Serotsky*

Co-Set Designer / Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare / 2019 / Company Carolina / dir. Christopher Combemale

Troupe Member (Writer/Director/Performer) / Modern Shakespeare Society’s 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / 2017-2019 / Lab! Theatre Co.

Actor, in the Role of Toria / Blood at the Root by Dominique Morriseau / 2018 / NC Central Theatre / dir. Dr. Stephanie Asabi M. Howard

Assistant Costume Designer / Pippin by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson / 2018 / Company Carolina / dir. Betsy Scarisbrick

Costume Designer / A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller / 2018 / Company Carolina / dir. Christopher Combemale

Costume Designer / The Kritik by Brenda Withers / 2017 / Kenan Theatre Company / dir. Jenny Latimer

Actor, in the role of Narrator / The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler / 2017 / V-Day Carolina / dir. Elly Leidner

Costume Designer / Cabaret by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff / 2016 / Pauper Players / dir. McKenzie Wilson

Costume Designer / Blown Youth by Dipika Guha / 2016 / Company Carolina / dir. Emily Hagstrom

Costume Designer / Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater / 2016 / Pauper Players / dir. Simon Wolf and Jackson Cooper

Assistant Costume Designer / Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan / 2016 / Company Carolina / dir. Pauline Lamb

Administrative Experience

August 2015 - May 2019:

Administrative Assistant to Costume Department Head at Playmakers Repertory Company* — Chapel Hill, NC.

January 2016 - May 2019:

Production Manager and Show Selection Committee Member at Company Carolina — Chapel Hill, NC.

Formal Training

Training / Year / Instructor & Training Company

Functional Feedback Workshop / 2019 / Tamara Kissane (of Artist Soapbox) and Mara Thomas (of Artist Soapbox)

Cultivating the Artist Within Workshop / 2019 / RG

Intersectional Casting & Directing Workshop / 2019 / Holly L. Derr and Alika Vail

Inclusive Theater Workshop / 2019 / Jules Odendahl-James, Grace Nichols, and Jacqueline Lawton

Theatrical Intimacy Masterclass Intensive / 2019 / Laura Rikard (of Theatrical Intimacy Education)

Theatrical Intimacy Workshop / 2019 / Chelsea Pace (of Theatrical Intimacy Education) at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Directing Intensive

Mission, Vision, and Values Workshop / 2019 / Lavina Jadhwani at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Directing Intensive

Voice Course / 2019 / Tia James at the University of North Carolina

Musical Theatre Writing and Composition Course / 2019 / Bland Simpson at the University of North Carolina

Stage Makeup Course / 2019 / Jan Chambers at the University of North Carolina

Arts Criticism Course / 2019 / Adam Versenyi at the University of North Carolina

Movement Intensive / 2018 / Acting Company at Double Edge Theatre

The Playful Actor: Improvisation Games Course / 2018 / Julia Gibson at the University of North Carolina

Directing Course / 2018 / Tracy Bersley at the University of North Carolina

Theatre for Social Change Course / 2017 / Jacqueline Lawton at the University of North Carolina

Costume History Course / 2017 / Bobbi Owen at the University of North Carolina

History of the American Musical Course / 2016 / Greg Kable at the University of North Carolina

Acting for the Non-Actor Course / 2015 / Carey Cox at the University of North Carolina

Developed Skills   

Directing, Text Analysis, Collaborative Neofuturism, New Works Development, Blocking in the Arena, Thrust, Proscenium and Round Setting, Arts Criticism, Improvisational Acting, Theatrical Intimacy, Alexander Technique (developing), Continuous Breath Speech, Dialects, Costume Design, Set Design, Light Design (developing), Media and Sound Design, Stitching, Alterations, Set Construction, Light Rigging, Production Publicity and Promotion

Personal Accolades

UNC Alpha Psi Omega Oppie Awards

Blue and Gold Award for Career Achievement in University Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical for Bright Star

Best Direction of a Play Nomination for Just Like Now

Best Costume Design for The Kritik

UNC Pauper Penny Awards (Campus Musical Theatre Awards)

Company Coin for Career Achievement in University Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical for Bright Star

Special Penny Award for Direction of a Play for The Laramie Project

Most Valuable Technician for Spring Awakening

                      * denotes Equity Theatre status, Equity Member status, or SDC Membership