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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 – Master of Arts (With Distinction) in Performance Practices and Research, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London.

2005-2008  – Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and Teaching Certificate in Directing and Teaching Drama, The school of Theater, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv. 

2004- Acting classes, SELA-The Performing Arts Studio, Tel-Aviv.

2000- Jewish & Hassidism studies, Shuva College, Ofra. 



2013, 2014 – A member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, New-York City. 

2010- Master class, Krzysztof Warlikowski {Poland}, stage-center,Jerusalem.

2009 – ” Sacred dances”  of Gurdjieff, with Amio {France},Nisarga Ashram,India.

2006- “Acting with passion”, Nicki Flex {England}, stage-center, Tel Aviv.


Artistic Experience

2015- Director, playwright and  performer – “The Princess doesn’t eat cheeseburgers” – an Israeli-Portuguese co production, The International Fringe theatre Festival (Acco), Suzanne Dellal (Tel-Aviv).  

2013 – Creator and performer –   “I am. I am. I am.” – an intermedial performance in the Brink Festival, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London.

2012 – Initiative, Co-director, writer and performer –   “ZSPERA 42” –  An Israeli-Polish co-production in Lodz -Poland, in collaboration with the director Tomas Rodowicz & theater group “Chorea”.

2012- Co-director, playwright and actress  – “Postal Delivery to God in collaboration with the director  Amit Zarka, Woman Festival, Israel (2012) , BRM 17th International Festiavl, India (2015), The Arab-Hebrew  theatre , Jaffa – Israel. 

2010 – Director and playwright –  “Grace” ,Notzar theater, Bat-Yam.

2010 – Director and writer  – “Cheruta” (An adaptation of two tales from the Talmud to stage),  Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv.

2008 – Director, playwright and actress –  “Twenty two pictures”– Won the best play prize in  The International Fringe theatre festival, Israel 

2007 – Director and writer (Adaptation) –  “The dybbuk” by S. Ansky, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv

2006 –Director, playwright- “Warlike collage” based on ” Antigone” by Sophocles  and “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Euripides, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv.

2005-Assistant director,the show “Life is almost“- text from Chanoch Levin’s plays


Wining Scholarships & Grants:

2010 – Grant from Polish institute (Tel-Aviv) & Adam Mickiewicz institute (Poland) for making a Theatre project in Poland, in cooperation with polish theatre artists.

2009 – For Acting, “Postal delivery to God“, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv.

2008 – For Directing and acting, “August“, Kibbutzim college, Tel-Aviv.

2007 – For  Directing the play “Bibof” by Yosy Hadar , The America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

2006 – ‘Excellence scholarship’, The school of Theater Arts ,Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv.


Teaching experience

2009 so on – Acting teacher, the school of Theater Arts- Kibbutzim College, Tel –Aviv.

2010-2011 – Theater teacher, “Hayovel”- high school, Herzlya. 

2007- 2009 –  Theater teacher, “Muses”-Arts high school,J affa.


 Voluntary Experience

 2007 – Directing Theatre group in Psychiatric hospital (youngsters department)  “Abarbanel”. 

 2003- Work with holocaust survivors in Psychiatric hospital, Be’er Ya’akov.


Military service

2000-2004   – Officer in the Education and Youth Corps. 


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


“Notzar” theatre, Bat-Yam, 2010

Writing and directing by Ruthie Osterman.



“The little girl felt that something special was going to happen, but she didn’t ask her father a thing, not even one little question, because she was afraid of breaking the beautiful silence there was between them as they walked, and she didn’t want her father to think that she wasn’t patient..”

(from the play “Grace”)


The play tells the story of an encounter between a girl and an old woman on the railway tracks on the outskirts of town.


The woman has come to end her life on the tracks and thus gain longed-for peace, and the girl is there looking for the toffees that mark her way home.

For the woman, the railway tracks are a remnant of a childhood memory of abandonment, when her parents threw her from a train window during the war. For the girl, the tracks are where every night she meets a gang of children who abuse her.

The surprising encounter leads to a mutual reflection of the characters until it sometimes seems that they are one and the same. Out of the characters’ need for warmth and love, and their scratching each other’s wound, a brutal world replete with violence and fears, together with a desire for warmth, closeness, and a wish for reformation is revealed to the audience. At the end of the night the two go their separate ways, with each of them making a choice between life and death, and all that remains for them is the force of the human encounter with all that it brings to the surface and enables.


The play was inspired by documentary material dealing with violence and abuse in Israel.


Tags: Grace, Plays