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Winner of Best Female Performer Award - Dublin Fringe Festival 2012 for “The Lehane Trilogy…a theatre show in six parts” which she wrote and performed.  The follow up to which “RUTH 66” was a huge success at Fringe 2013.


Ruth is a professionally trained and international award-winning writer and actress.

Some of her acting credits include:

National Theatre:
Arrah-Na-Pogue : Abbey Theatre, Dublin
The Misogynist : Abbey Theatre, Dublin
The Silver Tassie : Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Dog (with Barabbas) : Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Moby Dan (with Barabbas) : Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Blowfish (with Barabbas) : The Ark Theatre, Dublin
The Poor Mouth  (with Blue Raincoat) : Project Arts Centre, Dublin
The Chairs  (with Blue Raincoat) :  The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin  
The Bald Soprano  (with  Blue Raincoat) : The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
Tales from Ovid  (with Theatreworks) : The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin

The Tinker’s Wedding (with Big Telly Theatre) : Lyric Theatre, Belfast
In the Shadow of the Glen  (with Big Telly Theatre) : Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Pigeon  (with Carpet Theatre Company) : Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Two for Dinner for Two (with Carpet Theatre Co) : Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Zoe’s Play (with The Ark) : The Ark Theatre
The Travelling Teller (with Cahoots NI) : Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Bruised (with Tinderbox Theatre Company) : Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast

International Theatre:
Happy Days : English Theatre Berlin, Germany
Circus Dances :  The Irish Arts Centre, New York
The Mysteries : Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

No Aqui (with Bantam Theatre of Barcelona) : Spanish National Tour

Click here for Ruth's CV


Ruth’s professional experience is characterised by versatility: while much of her work has been explicitly text-based, she is also well acquainted with a highly physical approach to theatre.   


Studied Drama at Trinity College, Dublin.
Studied Physical Theatre for two years under Jacques Lecoq, École Jacques Lecoq, Paris.
Studied Clown Through Mask with Sue Morrison, Toronto, Canada.
Studied The American Musical, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre, Connecticut, New York.


Winnie 1

Winnie 2

The Shadow of the Glenn

The Tinkers Wedding 2