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Nanci Ruby

Guest Director
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Nanci Carol Ruby is delighted to direct her fifth production at Chapman University including Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, last season and the Chapman Graduating BFA Actor Showcase at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre for the last three years.  She holds an MFA degree from The Theatre School of DePaul University as well as memberships in Actors Equity Association, California Faculty Association, and Women in Film. Nanci Carol has directed, acted and collaborated with theatres across the nation including American Theatre Company, Apple Tree Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Centerlight Theatre for the Deaf, Footsteps Theatre, Lexington Shakespeare Festival, Light Opera Works and The Kentucky Opera. She recently adapted and directed Studs Terkel’s The Good War for the Warehouse Theatre where she will return in 2018 to direct Clare Boothe’s The Women. Nanci Carol is honored to work with this talented female cast to bring Paula Vogel’s Desdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief to life on stage.