Ruth Griffin is a Professor of Theatre Arts from California State University, Fresno. She holds BA in English and Music, an MA in Theatre and an MFA in Dance. She is a graduate of the Advanced Training Program at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, a certified Practitioner of Body/Mind Centering and a Certified Pilates Instructor. She has performed as a touring member in acting and singing roles with the Dell’Arte Company and in Kyogen roles with the Theatre of Yugen. In addition she has taught for the Dell’Arte School and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Her additional theatrical trainings are Viewpoints and Suzuki with Anne Bogart and members of the Siti Company; Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal; and township theatre with Amakhosi Theatre from Zimbabwe. She has pursued further studies in physical theatre studying with the clowns Bill Irwin and Slava; and the mimes Daniel Stein, Ralph Hall, and Leonard Pitt. Most recently she has studied Neutral Mask at the London International School of Physical Arts.
She has choreographed over forty works. Her directing credits include: La Dispute by Pierre de Marivaux, Ted Hughes Tales from Ovid adapted by Simon Reade and Tim Supple; A Servant To Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni adapted by Lee Hall; Brontë by Polly Teale; and The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, Play and Quad by Samuel Beckett, The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, The Maids by jean Genet, and the opera Carmen by George Bizet. She is presently in rehearsal with her upcoming production of Sara Ruhl's Passion Play.