How I Became Dr. Ruth


Join award-winning actress Naomi Jacobson in this deep dive into her creation of the character of Dr. Ruth in Theater J’s Becoming Dr. Ruth. Jacobson will demystify the actor’s process of turning the words on the page into a fully realized, deeply complex, emotionally connected character. Along the way, you’ll learn the techniques an actor uses to interpret a script, personalize language, and illuminate the character’s thought process—and get a lot of stories about the approaches Jacobson used the two times she played this iconic role, with lots of time to answer all of your questions.

Please Note: This is not an acting class (and no prior acting experience is required), however students will have chances to try out some of these techniques to deepen their understanding of the work they see on stage. (A script purchase is required, separate from tuition payment.)