An archive for the tag " The Dybbuk"

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

The Dybbuk

An original adaptation to Ansky’s mythological play.

Adaptation and direction by Ruthie Osterman.

Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv, 2007


The Dybbuk


“Many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it…”

(Song of Songs 8, 7)


The play  “The Dybbuk”  consists of stories and tales from the Jewish tradition and Kabala.

In the center there is a love story between Lea and Chanan. Chanan deals with practical Kabala and dies.

Lea’s father arranges her marriage to another bridegroom, but Chanan’s soul can’t find peace.

Being torn between two worlds Chanan breaks trough the border between the dead world and the living world and enters Lea as a “Dybbuk”.  SEE MORE

Tags: Plays, The Dybbuk