BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Mark St. Germain
Becoming Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of noted psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany to her time spent as a sniper in Jerusalem and beyond. This illuminating one woman show from the author of Freud’s Last Session is a humorous and heartfelt portrait detailing Dr. Ruth’s incredible journey to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the world’s most famous sex therapist.
Has performed Dr. Ruth at The Herberger Theatre, Penguin Rep, B Street Theatre, and Gable Stage. She has also appeared at The McCarter, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Old Globe, Bay Street, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, New Harmony Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She received a grant from The Spencer Cherashore Fund to research and play Mary Harris Jones (aka Mother Jones). She has also played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst. Film: We Need to Talk About Kevin, 1937, Speed; and The Mirror Has Two Faces. Television: Red Oaks, Show Me a Hero, The Deuce, Law & Order (all three), Sex and the City, Third Watch, Cosby, ER, and Models, Inc.
Stephen Nachamie is an award-winning New York-based director exploring the worlds of both plays and musicals. He is currently developing several new pieces and adaptions for the stage and screen. He has previously directed Becoming Dr. Ruth at Penguin Rep in New York City, and last collaborated with New Rep on Gutenberg! The Musical.
BRIAN M. ROBILLARD* returns to New Repertory Theatre after previously working on Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Lonely Planet, Ideation, The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Fiddler on the Roof, Baltimore, Scenes from an Adultery, Albatross, On the Verge, and Pattern of Life. Recent area credits include A Christmas Carol (Central Square Theater); A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); Romeo & Juliet and King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Don Giovanni and Siren Song (BU Opera Institute); Song Cycle (Peabody Essex Museum); and Hairspray and The Fantasticks (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). Brian received his BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. A native of Massachusetts, Brian currently resides in Chelmsford. Upcoming projects include Calendar Girls (Greater Boston Stage Company).