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Roslyn Ruff

 

Is a Brooklyn based actress by way of Buffalo, New York. She recently

appeared as Pascagoula in the feature film adaptation of the celebrated

novel THE HELP. She has had the privilege of collaborating with

director Ruben Santiago-Hudson on August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN at

The McCarter and American Conservatory Theaters, SEVEN GUITARS at the

Signature Theatre, for which she won an Obie award for her performance,

Naomi Wallace's THINGS OF DRY HOURS at the New York Theatre Workshop,

receiving a Drama League nomination for distinguished performance and

most recently August Wilson's JITNEY at the Two River Theater in Red

Bank, NJ. Other theatrical credits include standing by for Viola Davis

in the 2010 Broadway revival of FENCES and the American premiere of

Athol Fugard's COMING HOME at the Long Wharf Theater. Off Broadway she

has also appeared in Love, Loss and What I Wore, Macbeth (TFANA) The

Heart is a Lonely Hunter (NYTW), The Cherry Orchard and Macbeth

(Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Pudd'nhead Wilson (The Acting

Company). Regionally she has performed at Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy

Center, Indiana Rep, Geva Theater, Old Globe, Alabama Shakespeare

Festival, Alliance Theater, Yale Rep and The People's Light and Theater

Company. Her film credits include SALT, Life During Wartime and Rachel

Getting Married. This past season she played Nurse Sulla on A Gifted

Man and has also appeared on The Big C, The Good Wife, The Jury and The

Sopranos. Ms. Ruff holds a MFA from the Institute for Advanced Theatre

Training at Harvard University.

Roslyn Ruff appears in the following:

“The Piano Lesson”

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, director of “The Piano Lesson,” and Brandon Dirden and Roslyn Ruff, who play the leads, discuss the play, the fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle. “The Piano Lesson” is a moving drama of family, history, and survival. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy – an antique piano. “The Piano Lesson” is playing at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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