WILLIAM RUIZ a.k.a. NINJA Ninja on FACEBOOK Core Member of UNIVERSES Since 2004 - Playwright/Actor.
Playwriting/Acting credits include: PARTY PEOPLE (Directed/Developed-Liesl Tommy); SPRING TRAINING (Director-Chay Yew); AMERIVILLE (Directed/Developed-Chay Yew); WAITING FOR GORDO (Adapted from Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT).
Acting credits include: SLANGUAGE (Directed/Developed-Jo Bonney); Jack Kerouack’s TI-JEAN BLUES (Adapted/Directed-JoAnne Akalaitis); Oscar Wild’s SALOME (Director-Nick Jones); Anthony Rivera’s LATIN HOWEL (Director-Todd A. Jackson); Nicky Cruz’s RUN BABY RUN (Director-Chris Fredricks).
Awards/Affiliations: Resident Ensemble (Universes) Oregon Shakespeare Festival - 2013-Present; Oregon Shakespeare Festival Acting Company Member (1 Season: ‘12); 2008 U.S. Cultural Ambassador w/ the U.S. State Dept./Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rhythm Road Tour; Co-Founder of Ovejas Negras (Puerto Rico); Member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (UNIVERSES); BARD College, BA ’03 - Theater.
Publications: GUN CLUB in "Monologues for Actors of Color" (2015- Routledge Press); UNIVERSES’ The Revolution will be Live! (2017 release- TCG Books); PARTY PEOPLE in The Manifesto Anthology (Rain City Projects- Fall 2014).
Member: Actors Equity Association; Network of Ensemble Theaters.