Ruth Geye

Ruth Geye

Ruth Geye is an NYC-based playwright, producer, and lyricist. She is a frequent collaborator of Western Massachusetts theatre collective Theater Between Addresses, a member of the PlayGround-NY Writers Pool, the founding producer of the Lower East Side Play Festival, a member of Gingold Theatrical Group's Speaker's Corner, and an organizer with the queer Yiddish theatre collective GLYK. She's a...
Ruth Geye is an NYC-based playwright, producer, and lyricist. She is a frequent collaborator of Western Massachusetts theatre collective Theater Between Addresses, a member of the PlayGround-NY Writers Pool, the founding producer of the Lower East Side Play Festival, a member of Gingold Theatrical Group's Speaker's Corner, and an organizer with the queer Yiddish theatre collective GLYK. She's a proud member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild of America. Her plays include These and Those (San Diego REP, New York Theater Festival; Semifinalist: O’Neill NPC, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, JPP Jewish Playwriting Contest), Chelm, KS (Linden Grove Theatre Co., Playground-NY), The Elephant (The Blank Theatre), and How can I help you? (Gingold Theatrical Group). BFA: NYU Tisch.

Plays

  • These and Those
    October 27, 2018

    Six college students pile into a small basement apartment for Shabbat lunch, but they can’t keep the outside world from showing up uninvited.
  • How can I help you?
    Claire doesn't work Fridays. Claire has been called into the office on her day off to accommodate a 102 year old Holocaust survivor with a cracked tooth and a love of Wagner. The dental practice where Claire works is run by a dentist couple and their dentist son, all named Dr. Meyer. The elder Drs. Meyer are out on the island for the weekend, leaving the jittery young-Dr. Meyer in charge. The phone won...
    Claire doesn't work Fridays. Claire has been called into the office on her day off to accommodate a 102 year old Holocaust survivor with a cracked tooth and a love of Wagner. The dental practice where Claire works is run by a dentist couple and their dentist son, all named Dr. Meyer. The elder Drs. Meyer are out on the island for the weekend, leaving the jittery young-Dr. Meyer in charge. The phone won't stop ringing. Everyone keeps asking for Lorna. This play asks the question, if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to see it — are you still a woman?
  • The Elephant
    Lauren got kicked out. Again. She finds refuge from the rain at her best friend Jacki's house, but any hope of a peaceful evening is ruined by Jacki's boyfriend, Adam, and the old stuffed elephant in the room.
  • the hole play
    We've been sent a message. And it's burned on the ass of an underemployed queer who's been sunning their holes.
  • The Straits by Jane Rose, translated
    Helen and Max live outside their means in a tawny apartment on Lenox Avenue with a little help from their border Lehman.

    Originally published as Engshaft (1918), and serialized as Ven eyner vil nit zayn genart (1914) in the anarchist periodical Fraye arbeter shtime. Translated from the Yiddish.
  • Silence.
    Three dancers clean out their high school auditorium in the wake of a beloved teacher's firing.
  • Sacred Heart
    [Playground-NY 10 minute play] When a gesture of love goes horribly wrong, Carina tries to pin it on her girlfriend's ex-girlfriend.
  • Death Do Us Part
    Adult siblings, Andy and Rob, struggling to find a financially viable solution for managing their senile and divorced parents, decide to move the two back in together, hoping they won't notice.
  • the end.
    [PlayGround-NY 10-minute play] Hello and welcome to my channel. We're definitely all going to die.
  • Chelm, KS
    Heshy has a little dreidel. He made it out of clay. Now, it's come out to play.