Gestalt Arts, Asylum © Andreas Grieger

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Royal Academy of Music © Jake Wiltshire

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Fairy Queen
Fairy Queen

Waterperry Opera Festival © Greg Viet

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Gestalt Arts, Asylum © Andreas Grieger

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Ruth Mariner

 Director/ Writer

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I am a writer & director creating story-driven work through interdisciplinary performance, opera,

& immersive & interactive technologies.

My work explores personal transformation and the interplay between myth and reality through magic realism, and the female gaze. 

Motivated by social & political interest, I create work for traditional stages, and public and digital spaces.

“A multidisciplinarian,
 visionary, tour de force!”
— Exeunt Magazine, Clive and Other Stories  
“Plenty of originality.”
— Opera Magazine, Fairy Queen 



I create contemporary myths, rituals and total-artworks for a world that has forgotten that everything is interconnected. My practice catalyses the power of musical performance, story and immersive experience to reveal deep human truths, and facilitate our collective transformation.

As a director, writer and dramaturg, I love to be an invisible force for unlocking and synthesizing creativity. I work with a large range of collaborators, from composers, performers, sound artists, digital artists and people within the community.

I have created award-winning projects for spaces including The Linbury Studio Theatre - Royal Opera House, The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Eden Project. Working with artists and communities internationally, my productions have been featured on BBC Radio 3, ITV and Channel 4.

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 | Youth Audiences Music Award | 2020

Nomination, "Best Opera"

"Best Opera"

 | Youth Audiences Music Award | 2018

 | Foundation Bursary | 2017/18

lnternational Opera Awards

Creative Entrepreneurship Award

| Amati Global Investors | 2017

Stephen Oliver Award

| 2017