BIO - Ruth Pieloor

Ruth is an established theatre-trained actor, improv artist, puppeteer, director, and tutor with 30 years in the industry, now emerging as writer-producer, following success of her new play DEMENTED at ‘the Q’, published with Currency Press 2022. As a creative, Ruth relishes in collaborating with, and learning from others across differing art forms. Ruth is grateful to have been resident writer with The Street Theatre’s HIVE program, participant in The Street Theatre’s EXPAND producing mentorship program, independent theatre delegate at the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum, multi award winner as writer-performer-producer across various Short & Sweet festivals, and twice successful ArtsACT recipent for developing and producing new works with support from Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.


Ruth has programmed and facilitated performance workshops in corporate settings, schools, communities, adults with disabilities, and has concepted / directed and presented countless performances for: Canberra Youth Theatre, ATYP, Rebus Theatre, Short and Sweet, Radford College of Performing Arts, McDonald College of Performing Arts, Kambala Girls School, ImproACT, and a plethora of other public and private schools throughout Sydney, Canberra and regionally.


Ruth has had the pleasure of featuring in various short films with up-and-coming local film makers, is a current PLAYBACK ensemble member with Rebus Theatre, a role-play actor with ANU Medical School, resident CLOWN DOCTOR for kids and families at The Canberra Hospital, a proud equity union member and MEAA Ambassador, and a member of the Australian Writers Guild.