Faculty Profile for Jerry Ruiz

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Jerry Ruiz
Assistant Professor — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Upon graduating from UC-San Diego with an MFA in Directing, moved to NYC and launched a successful career as a stage director specializing in developing new plays, directing world premieres at noted off-Broadway and regional theaters such as Second Stage Theater, Primary Stages, Denver Center Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwright's Theater and Clubbed Thumb. Other credits include productions at: Old Globe, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Mint Theater Company and Mixed Blood.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Director, Red Bike. September 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020.
    Performances:
    • Production. November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020 Harrison Theater/Online, San Marcos, TX.
  • Director, In Her Bones. January 1, 2020 - February 28, 2020.
    Performances:
    • Colorado New Play Summit (Reading). February 14, 2020 - February 28, 2020 Denver Center, Denver, CO.
  • Director, Water By the Spoonful. February 7, 2020 - February 23, 2020.
    Performances:
    • Production. February 7, 2020 - February 23, 2020 Lester and Sue Smith Stage, Gordy Theater, Houston, TX.
  • Director, The Survivors. January 16, 2020 - January 26, 2020.
    Performances:
    • Alley All New Festival Workshop Production. January 16, 2020 - January 26, 2020 Neahaus Theatre, Houston, TX.
  • Director, The Survivors. October 29, 2019 - November 3, 2019.
    Performances:
    • Production. October 29, 2020 - November 3, 2020 Theater Center Main Stage, San Marcos.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Alan Scheider Director Award, Theater Communications Group. January 15, 2020

Selected Service Activities

Member
Search Committee for Department Chair
November 1, 2020-Present
Chair
Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee
September 1, 2019-Present
Member
Season Selection Committee
January 15, 2019-Present
Member
Search Committee (Asst. Professor of Directing)
February 1, 2019-April 30, 2019