about



︎ ruth.tangyn@gmail.com
︎ New Play Exchange
︎ they/them
I write plays & poetry and make weird internet experiments out of Brooklyn, NY. (I’m also an editor + i make websites!)

I’m interested in experiments of form, small art, & propagandizing for a world that could be, rather than the terrible world that is.

I’m currently a member of the New Georges Jam, and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers' Group & New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship.

My play FUTURE WIFE was selected for the 2022 Theatertreffen Stückemarkt in Berlin. I’m also under commission from Long Wharf Theatre + NAATCO, and a past recipient of the Sundance Institute Interdisciplinary Program Grant.

My past work includes Party in A Google Sheet (New Georges; Corkscrew Festival 4.0) and Building A Character (Wild Rice Singapore). MFA: The New School of Drama.
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UPCOMING + NOW!


🎧 ANTARCTICA, a short play I wrote inspired by the film WOMEN TALKING, is now on Audible!

🌾 A short play I wrote will be featured in a one-night event for the film WOMEN TALKING, produced by Audible! (Jan 9, get tix 🎟)

💫 Excited to be one of six new members of Ars Nova’s 2023-25 Play Group!

🐐 FUTURE WIFE will be presented in 2023 at the Goethe Institute in Beijing! (Originally November 2022; delayed due to COVID restrictions.)

🤖 WORK HARD HAVE FUN MAKE HISTORY is part of the reading lineup at the very first Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival

👍 DEBT, an extremely loose adaptation of David Graeber’s 500-year history (jointly proposed by me + Sarah Einspanier), was a semi-finalist for the 2022 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission!

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