Drama Tutor

Freelance Drama tutor / director:

Ruth Pieloor


Bachelor Teaching in Drama (Secondary)

University Western Sydney (UWS)


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Location base: Canberra Australia

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Tutor BIO

Ruth teaches workshops in Improv, Drama, Devising, Acting, Public Speaking, Voice, Movement, Character Development, Mime, Trance Mask, Commedia Dell'Arte, Poi Juggling, Object Theatre, Puppetry, Circus, Shakespeare, Meisner, Practical Aesthetics (Mamet), Suzuki, Ensemble, Collective Collaboration, Laban, Stage Combat and Clowning. Her passion is for building social and communication skills that support and nurture a positive individual, collective and social change outcome.

Ruth has taught performance workshops in schools, corporate settings, performing arts institutions, and youth theatre companies in Sydney (including McDonald Performing Arts School and ATYP), Hobart and regional Tasmania schools (Terrapin Puppet Theatre), Uni of NSW & UWS. Ruth has also conducted workshops in regional NSW; including Cowra, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Merimbula, Pambula, & Moruya. Ruth has been resident tutor with ImproACT, Canberra Youth Theatre, and Rebus Theatre.


CV - Directing and Tutoring

2021                Rebus Theatre director and tutor - Inclusive Drama, Speaking Role

2020                Radford College yr 7-8 Drama Club - Improv and Ensemble skills

                        Radford College yr 9-10 School Production - Puppetry Director / Designer

                        Hawker Primary School Drama - Junior & Senior classes

2019                Radford College yr 7-8 Drama Club - Stage combat, Shakespeare

                        Radford College yr 10-11 Shadow Puppetry and World Theatre

                        Hawker Primary School Drama - Junior & Senior classes

2018                ImproACT 'Alter' Workshops - Mask & Puppetry for improvisers

                        Hawker Primary School Drama - Junior & Senior classes

2017                POI-A-TREE as part of ‘I’m Me’ Festival Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT)

2016                'Quiet Please' 16-18 yrs Ensemble CYT

                        Hawker and Aranda Primary school Drama end of year productions

2015                Mask Fusion 13-15 yrs Teens CYT

                        'Toddler Slap' for KIDS DON’T TALK an Ally Cat charity production for MENSLINK

                        'Shutup Slut' for KIDS DON’T TALK an Ally Cat charity production for MENSLINK

2013                '35 Degrees 17 North' Performance Director CYT

                        'Unveiled' Co-director CYT

                        'The Puppet Chat Show', Improvised Puppet play ImproACT

2011:               ' Item on the News' Short & Sweet (ACT)

                        'Disgusted 'by Peter Malicki Short & Sweet (ACT)

2010:               'Impro Unwrapped '(ACT) – puppets & actors unscripted Xmas charity show Impro ACT

2007-2016:      - Canberra Youth Theatre productions:

                              Quiet Please 16-18 y.o.

                              Where the Heart is 13-15 y.o.

                              Super Kids Aranda Primary

                              Just Shakespeare Aranda Primary

                              Mask Fusion 13-15 y.o.

                              The Story of Us 10-12 y.o.

                              MYOB 7-12 y.o.

                              No Direction 7-12 y.o.

                              The Past Future Days 7-12 y.o.

                              Shakespeare Stew 10-12 y.o.

                              The Monster that Ate Canberra 7-9 y.o.

                              A Sack of Worries 7-9 y.o.

                              Meerkat Mail 7-9 y.o.                     

2003-2004:      - McDonald College Performing Arts School productions:

                              Wizard of Oz, Aesop’s Fables, Rohald Dahl’s Snow White,

                              Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Yrs 3-4

                              Out Scenes, Buzz Yr 9 Elective Curriculum

                              The Right Place Yr 11

                              Kid Stakes  co-director Yrs 11-12

2002-2003:      - The Scots College/Kincoppal productions:

                              Alan Ayckbourn’s Gizmo Yrs 7-9

                              Group-devised Four Funerals and No Wedding Yrs 7-9           

1999-2001:      - Kambala Junior school production:

                              Flick Of A Switch (co-director)

                              Various junior drama elective class productions Yrs 3-6

1998:                Under The Sea ricochet Campbelltown & Regional Libraries performances tour


GRADUATE 2002    - Bachelor of Teaching (BT) in Drama (Secondary) University Western Sydney

GRADUATE 1998    - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Performance – ACTING Theatre Nepean (UWS)

2020-2021 - Rebus Theatre ACTORVATE - Theatre for Social Change training: Playback Theatre, Forum, Image Theatre

2018 - Rebus Theatre on Augusta Boal's IMAGE and FORUM Theatre Intensive weekend