With a background in dance, physical theatre and puppetry (Terrapin Puppet Theatre 1992-1995) Ruth trained as an actor (BA Nepean UWS), devised and performed with ricochet (1999-2003) and after a Bachelor Teaching (UWS) taught Drama in various Sydney schools. In 2013 Ruth performed her own unscripted solo (& puppet) work in Impro ACT’s Showcase Sorry I Love You, won Best Actress in Canberra’s ‘Short & Sweet’ one-woman puppetry play Vanity Insanity. Street Theatre productions: The Very Sad Fish Lady, Homefront, Imperson8 and in her own puppetry creative development: In My Head. Ruth is a director and tutor with Canberra Youth Theatre and performs and tutors regularly with Impro ACT
Ruth has an ACT Working With Vulnerable People card, Senior First Aid Certificate, is a MEAA Equity member and an insured sole trader with ABN.
HIVE Playwrighting Development Program
Theater by Street Theatre, Peter Matheson Resident Writer
Australian Theatre Forum 'Making It'
Theater by Canberra Youth Theatre ACT Delegate
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD Gala Finals Sydney 'Short & Sweet' 2010 MEANWHILE
BEST ACTRESS Gala Finals Canberra 'Short & Sweet' 2013 VANITY INSANITY
BEST ACTRESS 'Crash Test Drama' Canberra 2012
University of Western Sydney