Theatre Arts (Acting)
Eric Ruffin, director/teacher, has helmed regional productions at Mosaic, Lyric Rep., Young Playwright’s, Kennedy Ctr., Mann Ctr., The French Embassy, U.S. Supreme Court, Theatre Alliance, Studio, Crossroads, African Continuum, Imagination Stage, Luna Stage, and George Street Playhouse. For both Howard U. and Rutgers U. he has directed numerous mainstage productions. Ruffin is a former Drama League Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Fellow, Princess Grace Awardee for Dance, and NYTW Usual Suspect. His direction of Langston Hughes’ BLACK NATIVITY was recognized with 3 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Musical. He’s currently a commissioned artist for Studio Theatre and serves on Woolly Mammoth’s Board of Directors.