An archive for the tag " Cheruta"

About me

“I experience my choosing the theatrical media as an experience of “celebrating death”; time and again I create and revive a theatrical creation and time and again I put it to death. Theater, in contrast with other types of media, is a one-time artistic experience that happens totally in the contemporary present..”


Tags: Cheruta, Grace, The Dybbuk, Twenty Two Pictures, Warlike Collage

curriculum vitae

Born in 1982, Ruthie is a theatre creator, director, playwright and performer. She is based in London. A graduate (with distinction) of the School of Dramatic Arts of the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv and of The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London. She performed in Israel, Poland, London and India and won a variety of awards for her works. Ruthie participated as an Israeli representative in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab NYC in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 the Arts council England defined her as a “promising artist” and she received an “exceptional talented visa” for the UK.



 2012-2013        Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London

                           MA Performance Practices & Research (with distinction)


 2005-2008      The school of Dramatic Arts, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv

                          Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Directing and Teaching Drama



2019     Babylon Beyond Borders    live streamed performance happening simultaneously in four countries 

Bush Theatre, London|Harlem Stage, New York|Market Theatre Lab, Johannesburg|Pequeno Ato, São Paulo

2017- 2019     Up Next – Artistic Director

                                Bush Theatre, London

 2015      The Princess Doesn’t Eat Cheeseburgers

                The International Fringe Theatre Festival, Acre | Suzan Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv

2013       I am. I am. I am

                Brink Festival, London

2012       Szpera ’42   Israeli – Polish Co-Production 

                Chorea Theatre, Lodz, Poland

                Delivery To God  Won Dov Goldfong Writing Award

                Women Festival | The Arab-Hebrew Theatre, Jaffa, Israel

                BRM 17th International Theatre Festival, India

                Grace  Nominated for best play, Fringe Theatre Awards

                Notzar Theatre, Israel

2010       Cheruta (Freedom)

                School of Dramatic Arts, Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv

2008       22 Pictures  Won best play prize, the International Fringe Theatre Festival

                The International Fringe Theatre Festival in Acre | Tmuna Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2007       The Dybbuk  by  S.Ansky

                School of Dramatic Arts, Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv

2006       War Collage – Based on Antigone  by Sophocles and Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides 

                School of Dramatic Arts, Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv



 2016- Present      Guest lecturer and tutor, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London

 2009- Present      Workshop conductor and lecturer in various countries, including the USA, Germany,      

Poland, London, Israel and India

2009-2012        Acting teacher (BA level), The School of Dramatic Arts – Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv

2007-2012        Programme -writer, The Didactic Team, Ramat-Efal, Israel

2010-2011        Drama teacher, Hayovel -Arts High School, Herzelia, Israel

2007-2009        Drama teacher, Muses -Arts High School, Jaffa, Israel



2018       Directing a drama project with mothers at Shepherds’ Bush Family Project & The Bush Theatre, London

2016       Directing a drama project at the refugees’ camp in Calais, France

2012       Directing the film “For Strict Conservation” with Holocaust survivors, Tel-Aviv

2007       Directing a theatre project in the Psychiatric Hospital Abarbanel, Bat-Yam

2003       Working with holocaust survivors in a Psychiatric Hospital, Be’er Ya’akov.



2015       Screen acting course, Actors Studio, London

 2013-2014      Member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, NYC

2010       Master class with Krzysztof Warlikowski  (Poland) Stage-Centre, Jerusalem

2009       Sacred Dances of Gurdjieff,  Nisarga Ashram, India

2006       Acting With Passion , Nicki Flex (UK), Stage-Centre, Tel-Aviv

2004       Acting diploma, SELA, The Performing Arts Studio, Tel-Aviv




                English- Fluent | Hebrew – Native | Yiddish- Intermediate

Tags: Cheruta, Grace, The Dybbuk, Twenty Two Pictures, Warlike Collage


A Dance theater which in based on Talmudic texts and inspired by Dervish dances.

Directing and adaptation by: Ruthie Osterman

Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv, 2010




 “The evil found a new way to succeed. He doesn’t fight day and night to provoke and dismiss, but he attempts to take your truth away and then he lets you do everything properly – to work and pray. He does so because without having the real truth – what is care what you do?”

(Rabbi Menachem Mendel from Kotsk)


Two Talmudic “Midrashim” (religious allegories) tell the story of two loving couples. Between these two couples stands a pomegranate.

The married couple, Rabbi Chiya and his wife, do not have sexual relations.

The second couple takes the risk of a marriage offer which is rejected. The two couples experience a moment of internal and passionate awakening which will change their lives.

These are two stories about the fear of intimacy – with myself and with the other. Stories about gracious moments of agreement to be free, to meet myself without masks.


Tags: Cheruta, Plays