Jerry Ruiz | Director


  • Fade, by Tanya Saracho, Primary Stages.
  • Mala Hierba, by Tanya Saracho. Second Stage Theatre.
  • Basilica, by Mando Alvarado. Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater
  • Philip Goes Forth, by George Kelly. Mint Theater Company.
  • Enfrascada, by Tanya Saracho. Clubbed Thumb
  • Love Goes to Press, by Martha Gellhorn & Jane Kowles. Mint Theater Company
  • King of Infinite Space (Hamlet adaptation). SummerStage/HERE Arts Center
  • Mariela in the Desert, by Karen Zacarias. Repertorio Español
  • How I Learned to Drive , by Paula Vogel. Queens College
  • A Map of Broken Glass, by Anna Ziegler . F*it Club
  • Rattlers , by Johnna Adams. Flux Ensemble Theater
  • The King is Dead, byCaroline McGraw. Highwire Theater
  • Sangre, by Mando Alvarado. SummerStage


  • Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare. Old Globe Theater.
  • Fade, by Tanya Saracho. Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Hartford TheaterWorks.
  • Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare. PlayMakers Repertory Company.
  • Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam. Oregon Shakespeare Festival*.
  • Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare. Chalk Rep.
  • In the Heights, by Lin-Manual Miranda & Quiara Hudes. UT-Austin.
  • Waiting for the Hearse, by Jacobo Langsner. Mixed Blood Theater.
  • 26 Miles, by Quiara Hudes. Arizona State University.
  • The Near East, byAlex Lewin. UC-San Diego.
  • Election Day, by Josh Tobiessen. UC-San Diego.
  • Citizens of Rome, by Barry Levey. UC-San Diego.

Assistant Director (selected credits)

  • La Boheme. Broadway, Baz Luhrmann, dir.
  • Measure for Measure. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bill Rauch, dir.
  • Taking Over. The Public Theater, Tony Taccone, dir.
  • Peter & Jerry. Second Stage, Pam Mackinnon, dir.
  • Becky Shaw. Second Stage, Peter Dubois, dir.
  • Mother Courage. La Jolla Playhouse, Lisa Peterson, dir.
  • Winter’s Tale. The Old Globe, Darko Tresnjak, dir.

Staff Positions, Residencies & Fellowships

  • Associate Artistic Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company, 2016-2017.
  • Executive Director, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 2015-16
  • Recipient of NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors Grant, 2009-2011.
  • Curator of Crossing Borders Festival at Two River Theater Company, 2011-2013.
  • Associate Director, Barefoot Theater Company, 2013.
  • Second Stage Van Lier Directing Fellow, 2007-2009.
  • Phil Killian Fellow, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2011.
  • Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, 2008-2009.
  • Workshops and Readings at The Public, Playwright’s Horizons, The Atlantic Soho Rep, Second Stage.


  • MFA, Directing, UC-San Diego.
  • BA, English Literature and Language, Harvard University.
*Fellowship project