Biography


Ruby Lee Lowenstein is a playwright, poet, actor, and performance artist, from Ann Arbor, MI. Their work is interested in gender, Judaism, and chaos, and always end up accidentally being about G-d.


Currently based out of New York, NY, they hold an MFA in Drama and Literature from Bennington College. They studied Yiddish language and culture for two consecutive summers through the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center in 2018 and 2019 and for a third summer through the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at YIVO in 2021. They have held internships with Puppet Showplace Theater, New Yiddish Rep Theater, the Wexler Oral History Project, Poetry Flash: Literary Review and Calendar for the West, spent a while as a farm hand, and currently work as a Line Cook at an undisclosed location on the Upper West Side.

Ruby has completed seven full length plays, two short plays, and a collection of poems. The world premiere of their play Salt Off A Bird’s Tail was held in Bennington's Secret Garden in the spring of 2021. In spring of 2022 their short play The Men was featured as part of the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival. They recently had the honor of directing a very new, very queer, short Yiddish play–Vos Flist Durkhn Oder by Mikhl Yashinsky–first this summer in its premiere performance at the Lower East Side Play Festival and again this fall as part of Af Yener Zayt Vant: an evening of erotic theater at the New Yiddish Rep. They produced and directed Monologn: an evening of monologues and scenes in October at the New Yiddish Rep and oversaw production for Af Yener Zayt Vant in November. A monologue from their play Cyclops In Love has been selected to be published in the upcoming Smith & Kraus anthology, WE/US: 100 Monologues for Gender Minority Actors.