Dyson Faculty Profile > Ruis Woertendyke, PhD Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Ruis Woertendyke, PhD

Associate Professor
Primary Department: Performing Arts - NYC

Primary location:
New York City Campus:
Room 1205C, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-346-1254

E-mail: rwoertendyke@pace.edu

Office Hours: Contact Wendy Fraser at wfraser@pace.edu or (212) 346-1352 for an appointment.

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PhD, Theatre Education, New York University
MA, Playwriting Thesis, Colorado State University
MA, Directing Thesis, University of Nothern Colorado
BA, Technical Theatre Focus, Colorado State College

Courses Taught:

Acting I, II, III, IV, Playwrriting, Directing, Theatre History I, II, Improvisation and others

Research, Scholarship, Creative Works:

Reviews, Articles, Historical Studies, Plays, Production, and Acting.

Representative Publications:

The Family Picnic, a one-act play, was performed at Rockland Community College during the summer of 2007 as part of the Theatre Showcase.  The play, The Tub, was performed as part of the Director's New Play Festival at Schaberle Studio Theatre.  During the 2006 – 2007 academic year Woertendyke adapted, directed and produced Euripides Trojan Women and produced and directed Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss.

Ivan's Way Out, a one-act play, was performed at Edward Albee's Great Plains Theatre Festival in Omaha, Nebraska as well as the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway new plays festival in New York City in the summer of 2006.  During the 2005 – 2006 academic year, Woertendyke produced and directed Ubu Rex by Alfred Jarry and A Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill.

On the Harmfulness of Tobacco by Anton Chekhov performed at the Heron Theatre in New York City as well as several venues in the tri-state area during the 2005 season.  During the academic year, Woertendyke produced and Directed Kaspar by Peter Handke and The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

Teaching Innovations:

Director's New Play Festival from the Directing class and New Plays Festival from the playwriting class.

Service Contributions:

Chair of Performing Arts, Faculty Council, Curriculum Committee